Join the HFI Family

Housing Families Inc. is an agency that puts a high priority on hiring excellent employees. In order for Housing Families to be successful in providing high quality housing and support services to those in need, we seek employees who are:

  • dedicated to providing quality services every day;
  • passionate about making a positive difference in the world;
  • focused on professional development;
  • excel in working within a fun and supportive team;
  • enthusiastic and flexible in a dynamic work environment with a positive and self-motivated approach to their career.

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Current Openings

Job Title: Associate Director, Individual Giving
Hiring Manager: Raeann Whalen
HM Title: Director of Development
Division: Development Department
Location: Malden, MA

 

We want you to join our team!

Housing Families is in the process of expanding, restructuring, and rebranding. In addition to the above services, we are working on becoming a thought leader in the field of housing equity, to advocate with our clients at the state and federal lawmaking level, and to ensure that our culture and practices are rooted in antiracism and equity.

We are looking for members of our team who are eager to join a rapidly growing organization striving to meet the housing equity and wellbeing needs of the communities we serve. Housing Families is a non-profit agency that offers the following services to over 2,500 residents of the Gateway Cities of Malden, Chelsea, Medford, Revere, and Everett each year:

  • Housing Services
    • 100 units of Emergency Assistance Family Shelter
    • 20-bed Adult Individual Shelter
    • 71 units of Permanent Supportive Housing, 38 of which are designated for disabled head of households
    • Comprehensive case management for each family and individual living in our shelter or permanent housing
  • Homelessness Prevention & Legal Services
    • Legal representation in housing court
    • Legal advice, referrals, mediation
    • Eviction prevention case management
    • Rental assistance and direct financial assistance
  • GREAT Youth & Families Program
    • Individual Counseling for children and adults
    • Therapeutic groups for children and adults
    • Academic support and tutoring for children
    • School vacation and Saturday School programming for children
  • Food Pantry Program
    • Nutritious, culturally appropriate food and grocery assistance for the families and individuals in our programming

 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Role Purpose

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Associate Director, Individual Giving serves a key role in developing and implementing a comprehensive annual fund program and strategies to build up and out the individual donor program.

 

The Associate Director, Individual Giving is primarily responsible for the sustainment and expansion of Housing Families’ revenue and donor base. This position requires a high-level and creative Development professional experienced in growing and managing the annual fund program to support various donor identification, cultivation, acquisition/renewal, solicitation, and stewardship efforts.

 

The Associate Director, Individual Giving directs and administers aspects of annual fund giving including face-to-face and phone solicitation, direct mail fundraising, online fundraising, appeal segmentation, donor acknowledgement and stewardship, and financial reporting.

 

Responsibilities

This role will work closely with the Director of Development on increasing both the number of donors and the dollars contributed the Annual Fund.

  • Support aspects of annual fundraising communications, including annual campaigns and regular appeals to individual donors through email initiatives, social media posts, and print materials.
  • Manage operational aspects of the Development Department, which include RE7 and RE NXT, department financial reconciliation and other financial reporting when needed.
  • Work with the Development team to determine solicitation strategies for increased community, corporate and individual support.
  • Report on key performance indicators (KPIs) such as amount raised, number of gifts, number of donors, new and re-engaged donors, etc.
  • Research prospective individual and major donors and record information. Maintain all relevant data in Raiser’s Edge database include donor meetings, correspondences, actions, etc.
  • Plan and implement fundraising events and donor engagement/appreciation events. Secure event sponsors, in-kind donations, etc.
  • Manage other community volunteers such as Young Professionals and Youth Engagement Groups.
  • Use the Principles of Community-Centric Fundraising (CCF) and ethical storytelling in all aspects of job description to root our fundraising in racial and economic justice.

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

  • Minimum 5 years annual fund management experience
  • Proven record of increased giving and donor growth
  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge
  • Ability to analyze database and segment appeals to various audiences
  • Excellent writing, organizational and public speaking skills
  • Strong and mature interpersonal skills at all levels internally & externally
  • A positive self-starter with an interest in social services for homeless individuals

 

APPLICATIONS/COMPENSATION:

 

  • Compensation/Hours: Competitive Salaried Role
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental and Retirement Plan
  • Please send a cover letter and resume to: HR@housingfamilies.org
  • Please include “Associate Director, Individual Giving” in the subject line.
Job Title: Family Liaison (Bilingual Spanish)
Hiring Manager: Khalilah Imani Tyre
HM Title: Director
Division: GREAT Youth & Families Program
Location: Malden, MA

 

We want you to join our team!

Housing Families Inc., founded in 1986 by community members concerned about the growing crisis of homelessness, has helped more than 2,400 families make the transition out of homelessness to successfully retain permanent housing. Today, Housing Families is one of the largest and most capable providers of shelter and affordable rental housing in Massachusetts.

 

We provide safe, temporary shelter and quality affordable housing to homeless and at-risk families. We offer individualized supportive services to enrich children’s lives, nurture the potential of each family member, and help families maintain permanent housing.

 

Our vision is a world in which everybody has a place to call home. We are looking for those who share in this vision and for skilled, compassionate individuals who share in our agency values of Respect, Caring, Integrity, Growth, and Teamwork:

 

– Respect – We treat people with dignity.

– Caring – We show compassion and act thoughtfully.

– Integrity – We adhere to high standards.

– Growth – We foster innovation and continuous development.

– Teamwork – We collaborate and celebrate.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Role Purpose

The Family Liaison will help create relationships and communication with the families involved in the therapeutic after school program for homeless and formerly homeless children. The person will foster an atmosphere of support and cooperation among staff, volunteers, families, and allied organizations, serving as a bridge to build trustful relationships between the program and the home. This position will work in conjunction with the program staff to create a welcoming environment that values parents/guardians as full partners in the development of their children.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Create and continually update Children’s Program schedule, children’s individual schedules, and Van Transport schedule.
  2. Create and continually update family contact information, photo releases, and children’s birth dates.
  3. Communicate regularly with interns and program staff regarding family information, issues arising with children, as well as cancellations.
  4. Communicate regularly with parents of the children in the program regarding attendance and program cancellations.
  5. Handle crises as they occur. Provide supportive interventions for difficult interactions with children including fights between children and children unable or unwilling to engage in tutoring.
  6. Provide backup childcare as necessary.
  7. Contact new families to welcome them, help with scheduling, and build relationships.
  8. Maintain regular contact with Case Managers.
  9. Oversee Open Houses for program and camp.
  10. Provide individual tutoring as necessary.
  11. Participate in outreach to families for parenting groups and children’s programming.
  12. Coordinate referrals to summer camp programs. Maintain referrals and connections with outside agencies.
  13. Track and report use of summer camp funds and vouchers.
  14. Track and report children attendance.
  15.  Complete files and necessary documentation in a timely manner.
  16.  Work closely with the Van Driver.
  17. Provide back-up transportation as needed.
  18. Assist with food organization and donations.
  19. Help maintain a clean and tidy program.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications

Must have experience working with children, and also be bilingual in Spanish and English.  Applicants who have experience working with families from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be able to pass a CORI/SORI background check.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to work 40 hours per week year round: Monday through Thursday 11 am -7:30 pm, Friday 12- 6 pm during the public school year; summer hours to be negotiated based on camp needs.
  • Must be willing to attend field trips during school breaks.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish.

 

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS:

We believe that in order to be successful in this position, it is crucial that the candidate is able to honestly assess his/her strengths and determine that they include:

    • Experience and love of working with children.
    • Patience and a positive attitude.
    • Growth mindset.
    • Willingness to work well with families from diverse backgrounds.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to take independent initiative, while committing to collaboration.
    • Ability to employ tact, diplomacy, and sound judgement in dealing with sensitive issues and challenging situations.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite.
    • Ability to leverage (and when needed learn) technology and software applications to create reports, maintain records and provide data.
    • Openness to learning and willingness to ask questions and receive feedback.
    • Ability to stay calm in crisis and multitask effectively.
    • Comfortable managing and engaging groups of children.
    • Punctual and reliable.
    • Interest in non-violent conflict resolution, confronting racism, sexism, and other injustices, and helping children and families heal and grow.
Job Title Direct Care
Contact Laura Hart, HR Administrator
Reports to Onsite Shelter Supervisor
Location Revere and at times Malden, Massachusetts

 

ABOUT US

Housing Families Inc., founded in 1986 by community members concerned about the growing crisis of homelessness, has helped more than 2,400 families make the transition out of homelessness to successfully retain permanent housing. Today, Housing Families is one of the largest and most capable providers of shelter and affordable rental housing in Massachusetts.

 

We provide safe, temporary shelter and quality affordable housing to homeless and at-risk families. We offer individualized supportive services to enrich children’s lives, nurture the potential of each family member, and help families maintain permanent housing.

 

Our vision is a world in which everybody has a place to call home. We are looking for those who share in this vision and for skilled, compassionate individuals who share in our agency values of Respect, Caring, Integrity, Growth, and Team Work:

  • Respect – We treat people with dignity.
  • Caring – We show compassion and act thoughtfully.
  • Integrity – We adhere to high standards.
  • Growth – We foster innovation and continuous development.
  • Team Work – We collaborate and celebrate.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Role Purpose & Responsibilities

Role Purpose

The Direct Care staff will report to the Residential Supervisor and will ensure the shelter is welcoming and safe for volunteers and families in a manner that is consistent with Housing Families values.

 

Responsibilities

  • Greet residents in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Accept and organize donations, follow up appropriately.
  • Communicate shelter rules to clients and enforce rules.
  • Respond to questions and concerns from residents in a professional manner and refer complaints to the appropriate staff.
  • Report any breach of policy or procedure immediately to your supervisor or the Shelter Director.
  • Check to ensure clients have completed their chores, if not completed as scheduled, fill in as necessary and report to Case Managers.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.
  • Follow established procedures related to scheduling and staffing issues.
  • Meet weekly with Supervisor and address any job related issues and receive feedback and support.
  • Follow established procedures related to visitors.
  • Maintain all public areas (offices, stairs, hallways, etc.) in a clean orderly manner (including outside).
  • Address emergency situations (electrical outages, storms, violence) as necessary.
  • Follow all agency and mandated guidelines related to security, safety and confidentiality.
  • Review all log entries and new memos posted on a daily basis.
  • Log all relevant information in the appropriate format in daily log.
  • Submit accurate timesheets on a timely basis.
  • Greet, assist, and orient volunteers.
  • Perform other related duties as needed or as directed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS

Basic Qualifications

  • Demonstrated timely and consistent work history.
  • Strong decision making and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs quickly in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to maintain boundaries and confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow shelter guidelines on safety, handling emergencies, etc.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be willing to work in Revere and Malden location.
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must have High school diploma or GED.

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to hr@housingfamilies.org.

Job Title Janitor/Maintenance Technician
Contact Laura Hart, HR Administrator
Reports to Property Services
Location Based in Malden but does require local travel

 

ABOUT US

Housing Families Inc., founded in 1986 by community members concerned about the growing crisis of homelessness, has helped more than 2,400 families make the transition out of homelessness to successfully retain permanent housing. Today, Housing Families is one of the largest and most capable providers of shelter and affordable rental housing in Massachusetts.

We provide safe, temporary shelter and quality affordable housing to homeless and at-risk families. We offer individualized supportive services to enrich children’s lives, nurture the potential of each family member, and help families maintain permanent housing.

Our vision is a world in which everybody has a place to call home. We are looking for those who share in this vision and for skilled, compassionate individuals who share in our agency values of Respect, Caring, Integrity, Growth, and Team Work:

  • Respect – We treat people with dignity.
  • Caring – We show compassion and act thoughtfully.
  • Integrity – We adhere to high standards.
  • Growth – We foster innovation and continuous development.
  • Team Work – We collaborate and celebrate.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Role Purpose & Responsibilities

Role Purpose

The full-time Janitor/Maintenance Technician, (M-F 9-5pm) reports directly to the Maintenance Superintendent. Under the supervision of the Maintenance Superintendent, provides preventive and ongoing maintenance services for 170 units located in scattered locations throughout Malden, Medford, Everett, and Revere. Does general repairs such as patching walls, painting, hanging shelves, landscaping, grounds cleaning and makes repairs and inspections of equipment.

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to perform various maintenance and clean-up task as needed
  • Ability to interact professionally with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Good verbal communication skills; second language abilities a plus!
  • Strong customer service presentation
  • Ability to access a car and have a valid drivers license.
  • Ability to manage and complete tasks on a timely manner as scheduled
  • Ability to communicate effectively over the phone and in writing as needed
  • Ability to maintain a positive work environment
  • Ability to remain calm and professional
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Ability to maintain strict professional relationship with residents
  • Ability to plan, organize and think independently; must be detail oriented
  • Ability to follow guidelines on confidentiality, safety, handling emergencies, etc.
  • Have familiarity with neighborhoods in the greater Malden area

Responsibilities:

• Participates in the On-Call rotation
• Meet with supervisor weekly to review work orders, identify issues and concerns, and receive feedback and support.
• Participate in intra-agency meetings as needed
• Work with staff and residents to ensure that units and each facility is maintained in a clean, safe and attractive manner.
• Follow all agency and mandated guidelines related to security, safety and confidentiality
• Perform other related duties as needed or as directed.
• Responsible for unit turnovers as directed by supervisor (i.e. scheduling maintenance, conducting and scheduling inspection)

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years previous experience in property management janitorial, maintenance, or related field
  • No specific level of education is required. However, for safety and productivity reasons the position requires the ability to read and write English.
  • The ability to accurately perform basic mathematical functions.
  • Must be able to diagnose problems with and repair the following:
  • Major appliances
  • HVAC
  • Basic intermediate plumbing
  • Basic intermediate electrical (when no license required)
  • Sheetrock
  • General carpentry
  • General hardware repairs/installation
  • Roofs and gutters
  • Painting
  • Landscaping
  • Foundation/sidewalk repairs
  • Ice/snow removal

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to hr@housingfamilies.org

Job Title Housing Case Manager (Full Time)
Contact Laura Hart, HR Administrator
Reports to Asst. Director of EA Services
Division Shelter Team
Location Based in Malden but does require local travel.

 

ABOUT US

 

Are you passionate about advocating for at-risk populations? Do you want to be a part of team dedicated to eradicating homelessness? Then Housing Families, Inc is the organization for you! We are hiring Housing Case Managers to assess, collaborate and advocate for our families with compassion, commitment and drive! We are looking for skilled, compassionate individuals who share in this vision and in our agency values of Respect, Caring, Integrity, Growth, and Teamwork! With you, we could be one step closer to fulfilling our vision of ensuring that every family has a quality, affordable place to call home!

Housing Families Inc., founded in 1986 by community members concerned about the growing crisis of homelessness, has helped more than 2,400 families make the transition out of homelessness to successfully retain permanent housing. Today, Housing Families is one of the largest and most capable providers of shelter and affordable rental housing in Massachusetts.

We provide safe, temporary shelter and quality affordable housing to homeless and at-risk families. We offer individualized supportive services to enrich children’s lives, nurture the potential of each family member, and help families maintain permanent housing.

Our vision is a world in which everybody has a place to call home. We are looking for those who share in this vision and for skilled, compassionate individuals who share in our agency values of Respect, Caring, Integrity, Growth, and Teamwork:

  • Respect – We treat people with dignity.
  • Caring – We show compassion and act thoughtfully.
  • Integrity – We adhere to high standards.
  • Growth – We foster innovation and continuous development.
  • Team Work – We collaborate and celebrate.

 

PUPROSE/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Housing Case Manager will report directly to the Shelter Program Manager

The Housing Case Manager will be responsible for helping families experiencing homelessness, develop housing strategies for obtaining permanent housing and connecting families to necessary supports to increase stability. This is done through building a relationship with adult family members, thoroughly assessing their strengths and barriers to obtaining housing, collaborating with each family to minimize barriers to housing, searching for housing, and advocating for families. The case manager will play a key role in assisting the agency in meeting specific housing goals to satisfy our funding source requirements.

      • Develop relationships with families who are homeless and facing issues such as mental illness, substance abuse, and physical disability, history of trauma and/or domestic violence, and poverty.
      • Tasks will include meeting weekly with each family, completing thorough assessments, providing support and referrals as well as ensuring regular contact with other services providers.
      • Thoroughly assess families’ strengths and barriers to obtaining permanent housing, and develop a housing strategy that incorporates means of mitigating any barriers to permanent housing.
      • Partner with families to create, review, and enforce a Re-housing Plan that reflects the goals of the family and funder, and that addresses each family member’s needs.
      • Assist families in completing housing applications and ensuring that all preferences and priorities are obtained.
      • Attend housing screenings and appeals with families, providing transportation when necessary.
      • Conduct weekly unit inspections to ensure the property is being maintained.
      • Partake in rotating on-call requirements.
      • Complete all necessary paperwork and documentation needed to be in compliance with program requirements and state regulations.
      • Support agency by volunteering for agency events.
      • All other assigned duties as they arise.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: 
      • Bachelors’ degree in psychology, social work, public health or related field preferred.
      • Equivalent combination of formal education and related experience may be substituted for degree.
      • Prior experience working with low-income individuals and/or families required.
      • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
      • Excellent communication and engagement skills.
      • Attention to detail and time management.

 

APPLICATIONS/COMPENSATION:

Desired Attributes: Must be able to hear and incorporate feedback quickly; ability to empathically de-escalate emotional reactions; critical thinking, assessment, problem solving and negotiating skills; ability to remain calm and responsive during crisis. A positive, “can do” attitude is needed along with the ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes. Detailed, thoughtful, and thorough; compelling advocacy skills; ability to work with a diverse team and population;

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel in the Greater Boston area and commute families to critical housing appointments when necessary
    • Must be willing to work 40 hours per week, and adapt schedule to meet the needs of families
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older
Job Title Housing Program Manager (Full Time)
Contact Laura Hart, HR Administrator
Reports to Director of Housing and Advocacy
Division Shelter/EA
Location Greater Boston Area

 

WE WANT YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM!

 

Are you passionate about advocating for at-risk populations? Do you want to be a part of a team dedicated to eradicating homelessness? Then Housing Families, Inc is the organization for you!

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who likes creating systems, building teams, and has a passion for housing to grow our team of Housing Advocates. The Housing Team is responsible for assessing, collaborating and advocating for our families with compassion, commitment and drive! We are looking for skilled, compassionate individuals who share in this vision and in our agency values of Respect, Caring, Integrity, Growth, and Teamwork!

With you, we could be one step closer to fulfilling our vision of ensuring that every at-risk family has a quality, affordable place to call home!

 

MORE ABOUT HOUSING FAMILIES

Housing Families Inc., founded in 1986 by community members concerned about the growing crisis of homelessness, has helped more than 2,400 families make the transition out of homelessness to successfully retain permanent housing. Today, Housing Families is one of the largest and most capable providers of shelter and affordable rental housing in Massachusetts.

We provide safe, temporary shelter and quality affordable housing to homeless and at-risk families. We offer individualized supportive services to enrich children’s lives, nurture the potential of each family member, and help families maintain permanent housing.

Our vision is a world in which everybody has a place to call home. We are looking for those who share in this vision and for skilled, compassionate individuals who share in our agency values of Respect, Caring, Integrity, Growth, and Teamwork:

  • Respect – We treat people with dignity.
  • Caring – We show compassion and act thoughtfully.
  • Integrity – We adhere to high standards.
  • Growth – We foster innovation and continuous development.
  • Team Work – We collaborate and celebrate.

 

ROLE PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Role Purpose:

The Housing Program Manager will come on board ready to build a new team. They will provide supervision, support and training to new and existing housing staff. This position is responsible for facilitating team meetings to coordinate families’ services so that they may obtain permanent, stable housing with minimum shelter stay. The Housing Program Manager will work closely with the Case Manager Supervisor and will report directly to the Director of Housing and Advocacy.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision, support, and training to housing staff
  • Hire, manage, motivate and lead a team of Housing Advocates and Housing Assistants in a manner consistent with agency values
  • Guide Housing Advocates in developing housing strategies that best assist families in obtaining permanent, stable housing while minimizing families’ length of stay in shelter
  • Assist housing staff with developing best advocacy strategies for housing appeals
  • Provide guidance for housing advocates to develop assessment skills needed to determine families’ strengths and barriers to obtaining permanent housing.
  • Attend off site trainings and incorporate newly learned information into team trainings
  • Maintain client data- enter client data into ETO, prepare reports as required, revise and improve data collection forms, and provide administrative support to the Director as necessary.
  • Hold families accountable to their DHCD re-housing plans
  • Ability to provide emotional support and handle crisis situations as they arise.
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback to support staff growth and development

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: 

Qualifications:

Highly motivated and a positive attitude. Enjoy creating systems and building teams. Ability to be flexible and to hear and incorporate feedback quickly. Skilled at empathetically de-escalating emotional reactions. Critical thinking. Problem solving and negotiating skills. Ability to remain calm and responsive during crisis. Detail-oriented. Must have knowledge of state and federal housing programs and a passion for working with a diverse team and population. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. Bilingual highly preferred.

 

Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor degree with at least 1 year of supervisory or otherwise comparable experience and housing search experience. Must have exemplary written and verbal communication skills along with the ability read and comprehend housing regulations.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work the Greater Boston area
  • Must be willing to work 8 hours/days, 40 hours per week
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel in the Greater Boston area and transport families to critical housing appointments when necessary
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older

 

APPLICATIONS/COMPENSATION:
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume and cover letter to hr@housingfamilies.org
  • Excellent benefits and salary. Starting salary commensurate with experience, language capacity, and education.
Job Title Eviction Prevention Specialist (Part Time)
Contact Laura Hart, HR Administrator
Division Pro Bono Legal Services
Location Malden/Medford/Everett with travel required
Reports to Director of Homelessness Prevention and Legal Services

 

ABOUT HOUSING FAMILIES

Housing Families Inc., founded in 1986 by community members concerned about the growing crisis of homelessness, has helped more than 2,400 families make the transition out of homelessness to successfully retain permanent housing. Today, Housing Families is one of the largest and most capable providers of shelter and affordable rental housing in Massachusetts.

 

We provide safe, temporary shelter and quality affordable housing to homeless and at-risk families. We offer individualized supportive services to enrich children’s lives, nurture the potential of each family member, and help families maintain permanent housing.

 

ROLE PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Role Purpose:

The Eviction Prevention Specialist reports to the Program Manager and its purpose is to provide assistance to families at risk of homelessness and families living in Housing Families properties to help them maintain stable, permanent tenancies that are safe and affordable. This is done through building relationships with each member of the family, assessing their needs, and providing each with resources to help increase their earning power, stability, and overall well-being. Strategizing and collaborating within the community is also a critical component.

Responsibilities

  • Meet with each family both in office and in their home to engage, assess, support and advocate for their individual needs. (Flexible/possible zoom meetings)
  • Collaborate with landlords to ensure we understand all perspectives of their tenancies.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and documentation needed to comply with program requirements and state regulations.
  • Make referrals to community resources that will help to build the families’ networks of support.
  • Attend all intra agency meetings on time and actively participate in creating positive and productive meetings. Actively participate in all special events for families (i.e. Legislative Breakfast, Holidays, etc.).
  • Collaborate with a wide variety of community members and providers.
  • Perform other related duties as needed or directed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: 

Qualifications:

Must have at minimum a Bachelor Degree and 1 year of experience working in the human services field directly with clients. It is preferred to have working knowledge of the impact of trauma, homelessness, Motivational Interviewing, and case management.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must submit a cover letter and resume to hr@housingfamilies.org.
  • Must be willing to work in Malden and have reliable transportation that can be used to get between HFI locations, court and other work related places.
  • Must be willing to work 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday with some flexibility needed for crisis.
  • Willingness to work a partial remote schedule during the Pandemic.
  • Speak and understand Haitian Creole language.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
APPLICATIONS/COMPENSATION:
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume and cover letter to hr@housingfamilies.org
Job Title Paralegal (Part Time)
Contact Laura Hart, HR Administrator
Division Pro Bono Legal Services
Reports to Director of Homelessness Prevention and Legal Services

 

ABOUT HOUSING FAMILIES

Housing Families Inc., founded in 1986 by community members concerned about the growing crisis of homelessness, has helped more than 2,400 families make the transition out of homelessness to successfully retain permanent housing. Today, Housing Families is one of the largest and most capable providers of shelter and affordable rental housing in Massachusetts.

 

We provide safe, temporary shelter and quality affordable housing to homeless and at-risk families. We offer individualized supportive services to enrich children’s lives, nurture the potential of each family member, and help families maintain permanent housing.

 

ROLE PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct intakes for all clients requesting pro bono legal services.
  • Be available during regular office hours for clients seeking legal help.
  • Determine which clients require legal representation, either from in-house attorneys or from the external panel of volunteer attorneys, which can be assisted by an advocate, and which should be referred to other resources.
  • Make appropriate referrals for residents seeking legal assistance.
  • Provide advocacy to clients when appropriate.
  • Maintain records of clients and work done on each case for monthly reporting.
  • Work with attorneys to coordinate daily program activities.
  • Help develop and maintain contact with community resources relevant to client needs.
  • Abide by Agency confidentiality policies.
  • Participate in and making him/herself available for other projects as determined by funding sources and the Coordinating Attorney.
  • Collect and regularly enter all required client contact and information into files and program database.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of experience performing similar, related duties.
  • Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent experience.
  • Working knowledge of the impact of trauma and homelessness is preferred.
  • Must be willing to work in Malden and surrounding areas.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have reliable transportation

 

Desired Knowledge:

  • Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Experience working with and understanding low-income populations.
  • Detail oriented ability to be flexible and remain positive.
  • Knowledge of relevant human services programs.
  • Open to feedback with a desire and ability to learn and grow. Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to empathically de-escalate emotional reactions.
  • Critical thinking, analytical, problem solving and negotiating skills. Ability to remain calm and responsive during crises.
  • Ability to practice clear role boundaries and refer questions and concerns outside job scope to appropriate staff.

 

APPLICATIONS/COMPENSATION:

Candidates interested in this position should send a cover letter and resume to  hr@housingfamilies.org. Compensation is based on experience.

Job Title Paralegal (Part Time)
Contact Laura Hart, HR Administrator
Division Pro Bono Legal Services
Reports to Director of Homelessness Prevention and Legal Services

 

ABOUT HOUSING FAMILIES

Housing Families Inc., founded in 1986 by community members concerned about the growing crisis of homelessness, has helped more than 2,400 families make the transition out of homelessness to successfully retain permanent housing. Today, Housing Families is one of the largest and most capable providers of shelter and affordable rental housing in Massachusetts.

 

We provide safe, temporary shelter and quality affordable housing to homeless and at-risk families. We offer individualized supportive services to enrich children’s lives, nurture the potential of each family member, and help families maintain permanent housing.

 

ROLE PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct intakes for all clients requesting pro bono legal services.
  • Be available during regular office hours for clients seeking legal help.
  • Determine which clients require legal representation, either from in-house attorneys or from the external panel of volunteer attorneys, which can be assisted by an advocate, and which should be referred to other resources.
  • Make appropriate referrals for residents seeking legal assistance.
  • Provide advocacy to clients when appropriate.
  • Maintain records of clients and work done on each case for monthly reporting.
  • Work with attorneys to coordinate daily program activities.
  • Help develop and maintain contact with community resources relevant to client needs.
  • Abide by Agency confidentiality policies.
  • Participate in and making him/herself available for other projects as determined by funding sources and the Coordinating Attorney.
  • Collect and regularly enter all required client contact and information into files and program database.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of experience performing similar, related duties.
  • Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent experience.
  • Working knowledge of the impact of trauma and homelessness is preferred.
  • Must be willing to work in Malden and surrounding areas.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have reliable transportation

 

Desired Knowledge:

  • Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Experience working with and understanding low-income populations.
  • Detail oriented ability to be flexible and remain positive.
  • Knowledge of relevant human services programs.
  • Open to feedback with a desire and ability to learn and grow. Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to empathically de-escalate emotional reactions.
  • Critical thinking, analytical, problem solving and negotiating skills. Ability to remain calm and responsive during crises.
  • Ability to practice clear role boundaries and refer questions and concerns outside job scope to appropriate staff.

 

APPLICATIONS/COMPENSATION:

Candidates interested in this position should send a cover letter and resume to  hr@housingfamilies.org. Compensation is based on experience.

Job Title Paralegal (Part Time)
Contact Laura Hart, HR Administrator
Division Pro Bono Legal Services
Reports to Director of Homelessness Prevention and Legal Services

 

ABOUT HOUSING FAMILIES

Housing Families Inc., founded in 1986 by community members concerned about the growing crisis of homelessness, has helped more than 2,400 families make the transition out of homelessness to successfully retain permanent housing. Today, Housing Families is one of the largest and most capable providers of shelter and affordable rental housing in Massachusetts.

 

We provide safe, temporary shelter and quality affordable housing to homeless and at-risk families. We offer individualized supportive services to enrich children’s lives, nurture the potential of each family member, and help families maintain permanent housing.

 

ROLE PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct intakes for all clients requesting pro bono legal services.
  • Be available during regular office hours for clients seeking legal help.
  • Determine which clients require legal representation, either from in-house attorneys or from the external panel of volunteer attorneys, which can be assisted by an advocate, and which should be referred to other resources.
  • Make appropriate referrals for residents seeking legal assistance.
  • Provide advocacy to clients when appropriate.
  • Maintain records of clients and work done on each case for monthly reporting.
  • Work with attorneys to coordinate daily program activities.
  • Help develop and maintain contact with community resources relevant to client needs.
  • Abide by Agency confidentiality policies.
  • Participate in and making him/herself available for other projects as determined by funding sources and the Coordinating Attorney.
  • Collect and regularly enter all required client contact and information into files and program database.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of experience performing similar, related duties.
  • Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent experience.
  • Working knowledge of the impact of trauma and homelessness is preferred.
  • Must be willing to work in Malden and surrounding areas.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have reliable transportation

 

Desired Knowledge:

  • Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Experience working with and understanding low-income populations.
  • Detail oriented ability to be flexible and remain positive.
  • Knowledge of relevant human services programs.
  • Open to feedback with a desire and ability to learn and grow. Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to empathically de-escalate emotional reactions.
  • Critical thinking, analytical, problem solving and negotiating skills. Ability to remain calm and responsive during crises.
  • Ability to practice clear role boundaries and refer questions and concerns outside job scope to appropriate staff.

 

APPLICATIONS/COMPENSATION:

Candidates interested in this position should send a cover letter and resume to  hr@housingfamilies.org. Compensation is based on experience.