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Huston Commons Caseworker - 1st Shift

Company: Preble Street
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevel ExperiencedJob Location Preble Street - PORTLAND, ME - Description A Preble Street's Housing First program, Huston Commons is located near Morrill's Corner in Portland with individual apartments and 24-hour onsite, supportive services for 30 adults who have experienced chronic homelessness. With a low-barrier, Housing First approach and based on the principles that everyone deserves housing and the support necessary to maintain it, Huston Commons provides permanent housing alongside onsite services to support tenants in achieving and maintaining housing stability.

Preble Street currently is seeking a full-time Caseworker position to provide direct, supportive services to tenants at Huston Commons. Caseworkers support case management, outreach and engage with tenants, provide program coverage and maintain safety in program spaces, and provide crisis intervention and support to assist tenants in maintaining safe and stable housing.

This is a full-time position with a schedule of Sunday - Thursday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.
Qualifications Qualifications for the Housing Support Staff position include a bachelor's degree and relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in residential support, direct care, or other, relevant direct services.

Additional qualifications include understanding of and alignment with Preble Street's mission, positive regard for individuals accessing services for homelessness and poverty, and a commitment to providing low-barrier services. Also required are strong communication, de-escalation, and crisis intervention skills; familiarity with community resources; ability to work effectively with and maintain professional boundaries with diverse populations; and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. Experience working with people experiencing homelessness and poverty is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

The hourly rate of pay for this full-time (50 hours/week) position is $20.70 per hour. As a direct service position in a 24/7 program, this position is eligible for a shift differential of $1.00 per hour for all hours actually worked between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm.

Generous paid time off, insurance, and retirement plan benefits include:

  • 4 weeks (160 hours, accrued) vacation time, 12 days (96 hours, accrued) sick time, 16 hours personal time, 12 Paid Holidays
  • Health insurance w/ 100% employer-paid option; Dental insurance w/ 100% employer-paid option; Vision insurance; Employer-paid Life, STD, and LTD insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan w/ employer match

    To Apply: We encourage applicants to apply via Preble Street's . Applications (resume and cover letter, preferred) may also be emailed to or mailed via USPS mail to Preble Street Human Resources, 55 Portland Street, Portland, ME 04101. Please note that automatically generated confirmations of receipt will be sent in response to applications sent via email. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be otherwise contacted.

    If you need assistance or accommodation in the application process, please contact us at .

    Preble Street, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, has been working since 1975 to provide best practice social services that meet urgent needs and end hunger and homelessness for individuals and families in Maine living in poverty.

    Preble Street is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to equity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and consider applications for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: Preble Street, Portland , Huston Commons Caseworker - 1st Shift, Other , Portland, Maine

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