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Housing Advocate Assistant - Volunteer or Internship

Tubman



 

Organization Summary:

About Tubman Tubman’s philosophy is rooted in our inspiration and namesake, Harriet Tubman. Facing unrelenting adversities, Harriet Tubman encouraged others to simply "Keep going." Each year, Tubman offers safety, healing and hope to over 30,000 people of all ages who are facing violence, exploitation, homelessness, addiction or mental health challenges. Our culturally responsive services are rooted in decades of research, innovation, experience, and partnership. Incorporating feedback from the people we serve and the community, Tubman provides countless ways to help. To learn more, please visit www.tubman.org.


(www.tubman.org )

 
Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Community Building, Volunteerism, Philanthropy
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: Jan 5, 2018
Job Type: Board Member Salary: Unpaid
 

Primary Duties:

Role Summary Facilitating informational housing workshops and one-on-one housing support meetings with shelter and transitional housing residents, the Housing Advocate Assistant assesses client’s housing goals, provides resources and information, and researches housing options. Impact & Benefits • Support and empower individuals and families as they work towards their housing goals • Gain experience leading informational workshops and providing one-on-one direct service • Gain experience researching and providing resources to shelter and transitional housing residents at Tubman’s Minneapolis and Maplewood locations Position Responsibilities • Facilitate informational housing workshops and one-on-one housing support meetings with clients; seeks out current housing resources and updates resource board • Works together with clients to assess their housing goals; research and evaluate their housing options; supports clients with landlord contacts and understanding their Tenant’s Rights • Work in partnership with your team to provide coordinated information and resources, maintaining confidentiality in regards to client information • Complete data entry and case noting


Experience:

Position Qualifications: • Strong communication skills and organizational skills; ability to work independently • The ability to listen actively and respond appropriately to clients • Ability to work with diverse teams and clients to foster a culturally inclusive environment • Familiarity with housing resources • Ability and willingness to transport clients is preferred Time Commitment & Availability • Daytime weekday availability with 10-15 hours a week, 6 month minimum commitment


 

Additional Info:

Time Commitment & Availability

·   Daytime weekday availability with 10-15 hours a week, 6 month minimum commitment.

Supervision & Training

  •  Attend Tubman’s five-part Volunteer/Intern Orientation and Training. Check Tubman - www.tubman.org/ for upcoming training dates.
  • Supervised by the Lead Housing Advocate

 


How To Apply:

Please apply by submitting your application with your cover letter and resume on the website - http://www.tubman.org/get-involved/volunteer.html

We encourage applications from people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all genders, veterans and people with disabilities.


 

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