T-DH Shelter Diversion Specialist #31412

by | Mar 4, 2024

JOHNLEONARD is seeking a T-DH Shelter Diversion Specialist to provide shelter diversion services to homeless families and/or families at risk of homelessness to secure safe alternatives to shelter. This T-DH Shelter Diversion Specialist role is based in Boston and offers an attractive hourly rate.

As an SDS, you will conduct assessments and redirect families seeking immediate emergency shelter by assisting them in making alternative housing arrangements and connecting them with services and financial assistance to help families return to permanent housing.

In your first few weeks in this Shelter Diversion Specialist role, you can expect to:

  • Use motivational interviewing and a collaborative approach to best screen and determine the immediate client concerns and barriers to housing
  • Assist clients with applications for financial assistance programs
  • Provide and connect families with advocacy and mediation services to help sustain housing with landlords, housing authorities, and/or family support systems.

To apply for this Shelter Diversion Specialist role, you will need a BA degree in a related field and three to five years of experience helping individuals or families access basic services such as food, housing, and education. You will also require the following:

  • Case management and/or housing experience
  • Experience with crisis intervention
  • Knowledge and experience with service agencies and resources for families
  • Sensitive to the needs of people experiencing homelessness, low-income, and diverse populations
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills.

You’ll receive an excellent contract rate in return for your knowledge, expertise, and flexibility.

To apply for this contract T-DH Shelter Diversion Specialist job in Boston, please contact JOHNLEONARD today. Please refer any friends or colleagues for this role or direct them to our job page on our website.

Founded in 1969, JOHNLEONARD, a woman-owned business, is the premier staffing choice in Boston and beyond. We provide Temporary/Contract, Direct Hire, Temp-to-Hire, and Payroll services as part of our comprehensive service offerings. JOHNLEONARD is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. All applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

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