Eviction Prevention Specialist - Tenant Resource Center



Eviction Prevention Specialist

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Position:        Eviction Prevention Specialist

Hours:            Full time, some evenings/weekend work required. Flexible schedule to meet work demand.

Benefits:        18 paid personal/vacation days annually plus paid holidays

                       Health, Vision and Dental Insurance (no premium costs to employee); FSA, 401k, mileage/phone reimbursements

Salary:           $41,600/year--36 hour work week

 

Description:

Eviction Prevention Specialists serve as the main point of contact for the Tenant Resource Center's Eviction Prevention programs by helping tenants and landlords navigate the various application processes for financial assistance and handle intakes for the Coordinated Entry System.

 

Job Duties:                           

  • Assist tenants and landlords in completing applications for rental assistance
  • Provide referrals or other community resources as necessary to assist tenants with protecting their rental rights
  • Provide housing counseling, rental rights information, and other forms of resource navigation on rental rights and responsibilities centering around tenant-landlord law in the State of Wisconsin
  • Navigate the court process with tenants in connection with the Tenant Resource Center's Housing Counseling, Mediation, and other programs
  • Provide logistical support for program needs, including documentation, payment processing, or other duties as assigned

 

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • BSW, related degree, or 1 year of homeless services/case management experience required; applicants with MSW or related degree preferred
    • Applicants who do not hold educational or experiential requirements but believe they hold necessary skills from other means are encouraged to apply
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills; especially skilled at taking complicated information and making it more accessible
  • Previous experience working within databases and ability to quickly adapt to new computer program reporting tools

 

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Lived experience of housing insecurity, homelessness, and/or the legal system
  • Multi-lingual speakers preferred
  • Working knowledge of Dane County housing market and services
  • Ability to provide client-centered care to all program participants
  • Understanding of harm-reduction practices, motivational interviewing skills, and trauma-informed care
  • Ability to manage affect and maintain professional boundaries
  • Concrete understanding of restorative justice, abolitionism, and/or anti-oppression movements

Additional Information:

Must have access to reliable transportation - local travel required on a regular basis

 

To apply:

 

Please complete the application form below. If you have trouble accessing this link or need to submit materials in alternative formats, please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

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