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Self-Sufficiency Program (SSP) Coordinator/Coach

Company: CITIZENS HOUSING & PLANNING
Location: Brookline
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

90 Longwood Avenue
Brookline , MA
United States Job Description The Self-Sufficiency Program (SSP) Coordinator/Coach is a new position at the Brookline Housing Authority (BHA), a high-performing, mid-sized public housing agency. The SSP model offers low-income families a coordinated set of tools, supports, and incentives with which to achieve increased and lasting competencies, wellness, and financial self-sufficiency. This is an exciting opportunity to close wealth and access gaps through positive coaching relationships as well as coordination of a range of self-sufficiency oriented services. Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, deliver, and support self-sufficiency-oriented programming and partnerships for adult residents of public housing, with attention to traditionally underrepresented groups, including English language learners.
  • In collaboration with SSP Program Manager, outreach to and enroll 35 or more participants through targeted promotional materials, program referrals, relevant outreach events, and individual contacts and follow-up.
  • Develop individualized assessments and action plans outlining short- and long-term education- and employment-oriented goals and strategies for new program participants.
  • Use coaching frameworks to assist participants to identify and break down goals into manageable steps, overcome barriers, access applicable resources, and apply key competencies.
  • Provide one-to-one assistance with resumes, cover letters, and job, training, and education program applications as needed.
  • Maintain required records and complete documentation in a timely manner in compliance with program policies; prepare program reports as needed.
  • Coordinate outreach, intake, enrollment, scheduling, curriculum, instruction, and assessment of self-sufficiency-oriented group programming, including multilevel ESOL and computer literacy classes.
  • Plan or support several community events each year that promote resident engagement and learning, including workshops on relevant themes such as financial literacy and end-of-program celebrations.
  • Form strong partnerships with local service providers, ESOL/adult education programs, training programs, employers, and community colleges and certificate programs that enable direct pathways for adults.
  • In collaboration with resident services team, create regular resource newsletters.
  • Assist with resource development, such as site visits and preparation of grant proposals. Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in social services, education or related field and five (5) years demonstrated experience in economic self-sufficiency services for a diverse, low-income clientele. Master's Degree in Social Work or related field preferred, with a minimum of three (3) years working experience with the social service delivery system in the greater Boston area, particularly employment, training, education and financial counseling programs.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google suite.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of local employment, training, and postsecondary and adult education resources; familiarity with Brookline is a plus; motivational interviewing, coaching, and/or principles of adult learning.
    • Bilingual skills a plus, particularly Spanish.
    • Able to work some evenings as needed.
    • Salary Range: From $55,000, depending upon experience.
    • BHA offers a competitive salary and strong benefits package including state GIC health insurance, a transit stipend, education allowance, and a defined-benefit pension.
    • Temporarily remote due to COVID-19. Application Instruction To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest to Susan Halpert at shalpert@brooklinehousing.org . No phone calls or letters.-- The BHA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action, Section 3 employer. Females, LGBTQ individuals, minorities, veterans, Section 3 qualifying individuals (defined as being a public housing resident or a "low-income resident"-80% of Area Median Income), and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Support CHAPA's efforts to keep making a difference in our communities.

Keywords: CITIZENS HOUSING & PLANNING, Brookline , Self-Sufficiency Program (SSP) Coordinator/Coach, Education / Teaching , Brookline, Massachusetts

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