Agency: Housing and Community Development
Salary: $25.1555 – $26.00 per hour
Location: 3700 Pender Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
The PROGRESS (Partnership for Resident Opportunities, Growth, Resources and Economic Self-Sufficiency) Center is a small team of housing and social services professionals working in partnership with the Rental Assistance and Rental Housing Divisions of Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development. The mission of the PROGRESS Center is to provide opportunities for residents of FCRHA to achieve economic self-sufficiency through stable housing, improved access to employment and educational opportunities, and to act as an advocate for residents in the community.
The PROGRESS Center is seeking a dynamic and experienced case manager to support its HUD Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. This position will maintain a caseload of 25-30 FSS participants. The Case Manager will utilize strength-based and trauma-informed approaches to conduct assessments, identify needs and barriers, support the development and achievement of participant-identified goals, and access resources to improve self-sufficiency outcomes.
This is position is Part-Time (17 hours/week average), non-merit and is not benefit eligible.
This ad will be used to fill 2 positions.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, psychology, public or business administration, counseling or a related field, plus two years of experience in the field of human services, Choice Voucher, real estate, homeownership, relocation, or property management.
Special Requirements: The appointee to this position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background investigation.
- Minimum 2 years of experience providing strengths-based case management, counseling, or service coordination.
- Experience or knowledge of trauma-informed practices in direct client service.
- Previous HUD Family Self-Sufficiency case management experience and/or experience working with neighborhood organizations and non-profits.
- Familiarity with Fairfax County agencies, programs and services.
- Understanding of social, economic, health, and cultural factors that can serve as barriers to self-sufficiency.
- General knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing subsidized housing programs, workforce development and public assistance programs.
- Ability to apply complex policies and procedures in the planning, implementation, and management of projects.
- Experience using systems and databases, including but not limited to: Yardi Voyager, Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Access), Adobe
- Clear and concise oral and written communications skills.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Physical Requirements: Job is generally sedentary in nature; Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard-driven equipment and computer. Ability to communicate with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 lbs. (all duties)
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume by email to Samantha.Gallo@fairfaxcounty.gov