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Human Services Specialist (Mon-Fri)

in County, ME

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HUMAN SERVICES SPECIALIST (MON-FRI)

Health and Human Services Department - Social Services Division - Family Shelter – Permanent, Full-Time position (37.5 hours per week) - The schedule will be Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM - This position will focus on working with homeless families to meet basic needs of food and shelter, connect with area resources, collaborate with the school  department, focus on securing permanent housing, and coordinate life skills work groups. This position will also perform activities such as conducting client needs assessments, identifying goals, and assist with shelter operations and other essential primary service to families. Experience and knowledge of general assistance programs.  Requirements:  Experience working with the homeless population - including experience working with the refugee population, multilingual individuals, and individuals with mental health and substance use issues. Preference for a bilingual individual or experience working with interpreters. Seeking an adaptable individual with experience navigating housing location and retention, and facilitating community outreach. Knowledge of the principles and practices of case management/casework including follow-up case management, knowledge and experience with HUD homeless programs, and a basic understanding of General Assistance. Class C driver's license in good standing required for the position.  BA Degree in Social Services preferred or equivalent combination of education, experience and training.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.  Pay range starting at $745.13/week ($19.87/hour).  

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Job Posting: 645003

Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

Updated On: Dec 01, 2021