Bangor Area Staffing is recruiting for our non-profit client in Orono for a part- to full-time Housing Counseling Specialist. Our client's mission is to improve the social and economic conditions of the four Native American tribes in Maine - the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot - through education and investment in affordable housing, tribal business ventures and Native entrepreneurship.
This position would be responsible for providing one-on-one housing and financial counseling services, performing outreach in tribal communities, and participating in curriculum development and workshop presentations.
The Housing Counseling Specialist will be required to assist with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, including preparation of tax returns for tribal families. The Housing Counseling Specialist will also be responsible for maintaining data across all financial capability programs, and to assist with a variety of general office tasks.
The Housing Counseling Specialist will be expected to travel across the state to the tribal communities. This will result in overnight, evening, and occasionally weekend work.
The new employee will gain and maintain HUD Housing Counseling Certification within six months of employment, and the hoMEworks Certification within one year.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $15.00 /hour
~Qualified applicants will have an Associate's Degree in Education, Social Services, Business, Finance or a related field, or the equivalent in education and related work experience.
~Knowledge of personal financial management, lending practices and procedures, general housing laws. Knowledge of Native American culture, preferred.
~Applicants must have a valid driver's license, a good driving record, and reliable transportation.
~Applicants should have strong communication and presentation skills. Computer proficiency with Microsoft office and online research is also required.
~Native American ancestry preferred.
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