July 27, 2022

Healing Abuse Working for Change

Healing Abuse Working for Change, Inc., creates social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. Since 1978, HAWC has provided free services and support to victims of domestic abuse on Massachusetts’ North Shore to help them make informed, independent decisions about their futures. More information is available at www.hawcdv.org.

General Description

This full time, 40 hour/week position is responsible for developing and distributing homelessness prevention and affordable housing information and resources to HAWC clients. The Housing Navigator will host workshops, both virtually and in person, for survivors on a variety of housing benefits such as Section 8, RAFT, etc. They will collaborate with HAWC staff to support individual clients in developing a housing stabilization plan.

This is a salaried position in the range of $46,000-$50,000 with considerations given to bilingual language skills ($1,500 annually) and experience. This position is hybrid with some remote and in office work required. This position is supervised by HAWC’s Director of Programs and Community Partnerships. The work schedule will be flexible with a requirement to attend all required staff meetings and host housing clinics at a variety of times including some evenings and weekends. A $500 bonus is available after three months of employment in good standing and a second bonus of $500 available after six months of employment in good standing.

Summary of Benefits

  • 3 weeks of vacation per year during first year; increases at year 5, carryover of 2 weeks
  • 13 Holidays off per year
  • 13 Sick days per year
  • 5 Personal days per year
  • 70% Health Insurance paid by HAWC
  • 70% Dental Insurance paid by HAWC
  • 70% Paid Family & Medical Leave paid by HAWC
  • 100% Short & Long Term Disability paid by HAWC
  • 100% Employee Assistance Plan paid by HAWC
  • 100% paid Life Insurance (1x annual salary up to $50,000)
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HAWC pays first 50% of deductible)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401K plan

Preferred Characteristics

  • Bilingual in Spanish & English/Bicultural Preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of housing resources and affordable housing programs, requirements and regulations
  • Familiarity with North Shore community agencies and resources, particularly those related to housing and homelessness
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills with attention to detail
  • Computer proficiency
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Commitment to promoting cultural humility and social justice values
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Motivated and resourceful
  • Complete HAWC’s 25 hour pre-service training for new staff and volunteers
  • Able to flex hours to meet position responsibilities

Position Requirements & Responsibilities

  • Remains current with information about available housing resources and support options for clients throughout the HAWC service area
  • Develops and maintains relationships with transitional housing programs, housing authorities, landlords, and other housing resources.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive housing resource directory
  • Designs and conducts workshops for HAWC clients regarding housing resources and how to apply for various housing benefits.
  • Designs and conducts training for HAWC staff regarding housing resources
  • Assists program participants with accessing housing stabilization and homelessness prevention funds as available/necessary
  • Maintains current and accurate records of services, updating database information, preparing periodic reports as required. Collects and reports program data, including but not limited to, data required for HAWC database and funders
  • Provides outreach and education to community partners on housing options for survivors of domestic violence
  • Represents the agency at meetings with community collaborators and at other events as needed
  • Works as a team player with other program and agency staff
  • Participates in coverage of HAWC’s 24/7 emergency hotline and back up
  • Attends regular supervision, staff meetings and trainings
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor and agency
  • Ensure that all activities, supports and programs through HAWC are conducted in a manner that is sensitive to and shows respect for the cultural and ethnic diversity for all HAWC participants
  • Ability to work in the office and remotely in compliance with Remote Work Policy, as public health requires

HAWC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HAWC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender or gender identity, familial status, disability, ancestry, age, marital status, public assistance status or genetic information. Survivors, people who are bilingual/bicultural, persons of color, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please email cover letter and resume to Sara Stanley at Saras@hawcdv.org with “Housing Navigator” in the subject line or mail to:

Attn: Sara Stanley
27 Congress St. Ste. 204
Salem, MA 01970

To apply for this job email your details to Saras@hawcdv.org