Community Services Worker / Housing Field Advocate
Chittenden Community Action, a program of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO), has an opening for a Community Service Worker / Housing Field Advocate to assist income eligible Chittenden County households with securing or maintaining permanent housing. This position is responsible for advising individuals and families regarding obtaining suitable housing, helping them access supportive services and apply for subsidized housing programs; being an advocate for clients with various local and state agencies to locate funding resources; and coordinating efforts with other social service agencies on the family’s behalf.
Successful applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related human services field (i.e., Social Work, Psychology) from an accredited college or equivalent education and related work experience; two years of supervised social work experience working directly with individuals is preferred; excellent verbal and written communication skills – bilingual abilities are a plus; and strong computer skills. A clean driving record and access to reliable transportation is required. This is a 40 hours/week bargaining unit position.
We offer an excellent benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance, generous time off, a retirement plan and discounted gym membership. Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: CCAhfa2018@cvoeo.org To learn more about this position please view our job description: Housing Field Advocate