Volunteers of America: Home Free

Home Free has been providing advocacy, resources, and support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the Portland area for over 50 years. Gender-inclusive and culturally responsive services offered by Home Free include crisis support, safety planning, housing, and advocacy in legal, healthcare, and community settings. Members of our team mobilize compassion, skillfulness, creativity, and resources to empower over 5,000 survivors annually to weave together options to open life-changing pathways towards safety and self-determination.

We are posting for a Housing Advocate. The Housing Advocate is responsible for development, coordination, follow-up and delivery of long-term/permanent Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and supportive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, providing case management, economic empowerment, and resource connection to survivors in the HUD housing program. The Housing Advocate also focuses on increasing housing options for domestic and/or violence survivors through establishing linkages with landlords, property managers, and other service providers. This includes providing information, support, safety planning and advocacy services in a housing first model. This person co-facilitates a weekly survivor support group.

Compensation: $21.58 – $29.39/hour, an additional 1.5% bilingual differential is available for bilingual candidates, (Depends on Experience and/or Certifications).

Benefits: Benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, 403(b) with automatic 5.5% contribution after 18-months regardless of employee participation, flexible spending account, employee assistance program, and other voluntary benefits and discounts. Generous paid time off plan includes 15 days in the first year, 23 days in the second year, and 26 days in the third year. In addition to doing meaningful and rewarding work on an amazing team that values self-care and sustainability.

To apply: go to the VOA Oregon Careers page, find the position, and go through the application process through the PayCom system. Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter in addition to their resume.

Start date is flexible and there is flexibility in the schedule of the position as well – if it meets the program needs.

This position open until Friday, September 29th.

Job Category: Housing Advocate
Job Location: Portland

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