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Housing Support and Outreach Specialist

Homeless Prevention Center
3.8 out of 5
Rutland County, VT
$45,700 - $50,000 a year - Full-time


Rutland County, VT

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  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid sick time

Full job description

Housing Support and Outreach Specialist

The Homeless Prevention Center (HPC) seeks a motivated individual to provide Outreach, Housing Case Management, and Service Coordination to people experiencing homelessness to help them plan for and achieve permanent housing and an improved quality of life.

The Housing Support and Outreach Specialist provides recovery-oriented services to participants in our PATH & A Way Home housing programs, integrating evidence-based practices effective with people who have experienced homelessness and who may have a history of chronic health, mental health, or co-occurring conditions. Services include: targeted homeless outreach; developing individual service plans; providing case management; assisting with housing acquisition and retention; increasing access to benefits/healthcare/mental healthcare; and community integration.

A manageable client caseload emphasizes quality over quantity. Essential to the success of the PATH & A Way Home programs is strong teamwork between this position and other HPC staff and local partners. The specialist works in collaboration to ensure comprehensive delivery of services. Services are delivered to program participants in home, office, and community settings. In addition to ongoing case management and housing stabilization interventions, the specialist is responsible for providing support in the application process during rental lease up.


  • Experience in case management, preferably with vulnerable populations, particularly those with health, mental health, or substance abuse needs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience with case management techniques, including harm-reduction strategies, crisis intervention techniques, trauma-informed care, and motivational interviewing.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, exercising mature and professional judgment.
  • Strong communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills.
  • A motivated self-starter with the ability to coordinate multiple projects at once.
  • Knowledge of maintaining confidential information using HIPPA standards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Adaptability, with an ability to work in a fast-paced, professional environment.
  • Reliable transportation, Valid Driver’s License and Proof of Insurance.
  • This position expects a person to be non-judgmental, compassionate and possess an ability to communicate and work effectively with people from all walks of life.

Cultural Expectations: The individual will reflect a “can do” approach in their work; maintain a customer focus; and promote continuous improvement and achievement of results. Individual will be expected to contribute toward achieving the goals of HPC within the scope of their position. Individual will work effectively and relate well with others, including superiors, colleagues and individuals, inside and outside of the organization. The employee will exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others, and work to maintain positive working relationships. The individual will maintain confidentiality related to company and client matters.

This is a full-time position with benefits offered by HPC, including paid vacation and personal time, paid sick time, paid holidays and a voluntary SIMPLE IRA plan. The position requires driving of a personal vehicle which is eligible for mileage reimbursement at the prevailing rate. This individual will be hired by the Executive Director, supervised by the Program Supervisor and be subject to an initial three-month probationary period.

Salary: $45,700 - $50,000 per year


  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Telehealth via AllyHealth
  • Aflac
  • Life Insurance
  • Simple IRA
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid vacation, personal & sick time
  • Paid Holidays
  • $500 Annual Employee Wellness Benefit
  • EAP

Vision: To eliminate hopelessness and homelessness within our community.

Values: Humble curiosity, Shared accountability, A place to feel at home.

*Interested applicants should submit a cover letter with their resume.* EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,700.00 - $50,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities


  • case management, social work or similar: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location: In person