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Job Openings

Current Job Openings June 2018

Afterhours Support Staff

 

Mission: To change and save lives through housing options and a continuum of related services.

 

Vision: A socially vibrant and economically healthy community with housing for everyone, including the most vulnerable residents and our vital workforces.

 

 

Values:

 

  • Safe, hospitable, sober environment while working for affordable housing for everyone;
  • No wrong door, low barrier access to services and referrals;
  • Trauma-Informed approach to participants, colleagues and volunteers rooted in equitable, relationship building, participatory decision making, power sharing and self-care;
  • Casual, yet professional environment;
  • Co-investment –equal efforts exerted by clients, staff and volunteers to achieve shared purpose;
  • Self-Determination –equitable voice given to processes designed to ensure affordable housing for everyone though decision making roles will vary.

 

Job Description: Provide on call support afterhours to respond to community and transitional housing needs with basic information, referrals and support. Provide after hours activities for transitional houses during residential hours to maintain a safe, clean, sober and hospitable space for all residents as well as to assist with access to housing, increase economic stability and address underlying barriers to success. On Call shifts are 4-11 weekdays, 7-3 & 3-11 on weekends and overnight from 11-7. On call shifts are paid a flat rate for being available with an hourly rate for onsite call outs and activities. On call rate is $25 flat rate with $11-15 hourly rate for onsite expectations. All staff are eligible for employer matched 401K, 1 week medical leave and time +1/2 for 5 Construct holidays

 

 

Tasks & Qualifications:

 

  • Must have reliable access to phone and email
  • Must be able to arrive on site in a timely fashion if needed to meet first responders
  • Awareness of area resources and ability to lead activities to support access to housing, increase economic stability and remove underlying barriers a plus
  • Manage afterhours requests for support and emergency maintenance calls
  • Respectfully ensure that house guidelines and federal regulations are followed
  • Light housekeeping, snow clearing and turning over rooms promptly when vacated
  • Report emergencies, presence of law enforcement or any other out of the ordinary occurences to Head Case Manager and/or Director
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and occasional training’s

 

 

To apply: Email cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to jralph@constructberkshire.org.

Housing Manager

 

Mission: To change and save lives through housing options and a continuum of related services.

 

Vision: A socially vibrant and economically healthy community with housing for everyone, including the most vulnerable residents and our vital workforce.

 

 

Values:

 

  • Safe, hospitable, sober environment while working for affordable housing for everyone;
  • No wrong door, low barrier access to services and referrals;
  • Trauma-Informed approach to participants, colleagues and volunteers rooted in equitable, relationship building, participatory decision making, power sharing and self-care;
  • Casual, yet professional environment;
  • Co-investment –equal efforts exerted by clients, staff and volunteers to achieve shared purpose;
  • Self-Determination –equitable voice given to processes designed to ensure affordable housing for everyone though decision making roles will vary.

 

Job Description: Provide access to permanent housing that is safe and affordable at Construct and affiliated properties with an eye toward building neighborhoods as well as housing separate households. Once, housed, the Housing Manager collects and processes rents, subsidy recertification and coordinates with maintenance and other staff to ensure as much stability and wellbeing as possible.

 

 

Tasks:

 

  • Manage applications and intake for permanent housing as well as access to micro-loans and other resources as they become available
  • Collect rents, record in quickbooks and maintain financial and occupancy records.
  • Recertify tenants for all units as well as liaise with funders, compliance monitors and other external entities as needed.
  • Coordinate with maintenance manager to ensure physical site compliance and property upkeep.
  • Work to expand sustainability of permanent housing properties in partnership with Mass Saves, Construct maintenance staff and others.
  • Expand opportunities for income, savings, economic stability and next steps in households’ affordable housing lifecycle when possible.
  • When necessary provide exit strategies from permanent housing
  • Enter and manage client/tenant database related to permanent housing and financial assistance.
  • Collaborate to ensure optimal access to needed services internally and through referrals
  • Represent Construct within the community along with other staff.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Experience with property management and subsidized housing a plus;
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong attention to detail, communication and self-care
  • Basic Microsoft Suite proficiency with knowledge of databases and quick books a plus;
  • Ability to manage limited resources in the face of significant housing needs with compassion, accountability and balance preferred
  • Understanding of dynamics related to poverty, trauma and implicit bias systemically and as they affect individual households preferred
  • Knowledge of south Berkshire communities and resources.

 

Compensation: Construct offers $13.50-17.50 to start for 30 hours a week depending on experience. Advancement and fulltime employment may be available within the first year for a high performing employee. Construct offers 30 hours paid sick leave, 60 hours paid vacation and 6 paid holidays. Construct offers employer matched retirement funds upon employment. Construct also offers the opportunity to work toward a common and much needed goal in the south Berkshires: Safe homes that households of low to moderate income can afford and support to maintain them.

 

TO APPLY: Email jralph@constructberkshire.org with cover letter, resume and 3 professional references. Position open until filled.