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Housing Specialist

Best Place to work 2023!

We are looking for a patient, empathetic people who want to help and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families needing housing assistance either an immediate need for shelter or imminent homelessness.

What you will do

  • You'll participate in a training program to thoroughly prepare you for this critical role

  • You will take calls from clients in need of housing assistance, listening carefully and assessing their housing circumstances.

  • You will provide information and coordination with community resources to help resolve housing matters.

  • You will document communications, ensuring continuity and follow-up as needed.

When and where you will work

  • We offer a hybrid work environment from home and from the office.

Temporary opening: Saturday, Sunday, Monday 8:00am - 4:30pm (24 hours per week)

Training takes place Monday Friday, 8a 4:30p regardless of work shift, for approximately 8 weeks.

After job training, position will be hybrid (in office and remote).

Why you should work here

  • Competitive pay $21.00 per hour plus shift differential, as applicable

  • Additional $0.75 per worked hour for certified Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking staff ($1.50 per hour worked for both languages) after 90 days

  • Opportunity to work as part of a team passionate about raising the quality of services in our state

Get hired and get $1,500!*

  • $500 in the payroll following 30 days on the job

  • $1,000 in the payroll following 90 days on the job

*Applies to those new to United Way of CT only

Temporary Full-Time, and Temporary Part-Time. The temporary full-time positions are 40 hours per week for a 6-month period and could convert to regular full-time.

Benefits for Regular Full-Time positions only.

  • An outright 8% 401(k) contribution.

  • 20 days of Paid Time Off in a calendar year you begin accruing immediately!

  • 13 paid holidays per year.

  • Generous health benefits including 80% coverage of your medical plan premium and deductible.

  • Tuition reimbursement after 1 year

  • Employment at UWC counts toward Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness.

  • Supportive, culturally diverse, and inclusive company culture.

  • Comprehensive training of 8 weeks

  • And more!