- Job date: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 22:50:25 GMT
- Expected salary: $35 per hour
- Job title: Supportive Housing Tenant Resource Counselor (TRC) – Part-time Per Diem
- Company: Boston Senior Home Care
- Location: Boston, MA
Business Unit: Supportive Housing
Reports to: Program Manager
Grade Level: None Assigned
Salary: $35.00 / hour (not to exceed 15 hours per week)
Part-time Per Diem Tenant Resource Counselor (PDTRC) is an on-site position in Supportive Housing sites that BSHC has contracted with housing authorities/privately owned housing developments to provide assistance to all residents to age in place and make lifestyle changes that improve the quality of their lives. The PDTRC will support the ability of all tenants to continue to live where they are safely and appropriately and facilitate linkages and referrals to all levels of community based services and monitor delivery of services. PDTRC assists residents with appointments, community referrals, coordinating services with external agencies, arranging transportation and translation services and is responsible for arranging and coordinating all supportive housing program activities. The PDTRC works closely with the building’s Resident Services Coordinator and/or building manager to identify residents who might be in need of Home Care or other services, and provides assistance with tenancy issues, as appropriate, to help avoid eviction.
The incumbent is responsible for both identifying issues that arise in a building and effectively working with all partners. The PDTRC will work with all residents regardless of age and coordinate activities and services for those whose ability to continue to live independently have been compromised by frailties and impairments. The PDTRC will be solely based in select buildings that Boston Senior Home Care has partnered with.
PDTRCs will be called upon on a per needed basis for Tenant Resource Counseling services not to exceed 15 hours per week which equals 780 hours per year.
Essential Job functions: Duties through are designated as ADA Essential Functions and must be performed in this job. All other job duties are secondary functions.
- Serve as a resource person for the assigned Supportive Housing building by providing knowledge on consumer and government resources etc. to all residents while also promoting self-sufficiency and preserving dignity.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with on-site Supportive Housing partners including but not limited to building manager, assistant manager and maintenance.
- Trained on Evidence Based classes and conduct trainings for the residents.
- Disseminate information to all residents by creating and maintaining monthly calendar of events and newsletter, and ensure information is offered in languages that target the primary cultural groups in the building.
- Maintain a Supportive Housing office within the assigned building that ensures the security of confidential information.
- PDTRC will collect, report, maintain and analyze statistical information accurately and timely for both internal use and partners/funders requirements. Analyze and utilize outcomes data as the basis for continuous program improvement.
- Develop and implement outreach activities to identify residents who are in crisis (eviction, exploitation) and require intervention through community based referrals.
- Plan and direct on and off-site creative social activities, workshops and educational programs. Examples include films, arts and crafts, games, outings and wellness activities. Develop and implement procedures for engaging consumers in planning, implementing, leading and participating in activities.
- Document resident interactions and maintain resident files in accordance with BSCH standards.
- Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Community Housing.
- The PDTRC must possess an ability to exercise appropriate judgment with tact and diplomacy both under normal and stressful situations.
- PDTRC must be able to maintain appropriate composure when faced with escalated situations and be able to successfully exercise conflict management skills effectively.
- Interpersonal flexibility, initiative, teamwork, a customer service attitude and excellent oral and written communication skills
- Solid organizational skills
- Must have demonstrated computer experience, and be able to perform basic data entry and effectively utilize MS Office Suite.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- The employee must be able to carry a15 to 20 pound load.
- The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
- The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a part-time per diem position. Schedule to be determined and assigned by the Program Manager.
This position required up to 25% travel.
Must be able to travel to the community to perform visits at consumers’ homes (may have limited accessibility), and travel under all weather conditions.
Required/Preferred Education and Experience
BS or BA degree required in sociology, social work, gerontology or related field.
Six months or more years of experience in elder care case management required.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)
Must clear CORI background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled Boston Senior Home Care affirms and supports diversity and inclusion in our workforce and recognizes all EEOC Factors.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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