Housing and Financial Stability Advocate

Catholic Charities is currently looking to fill the full-time position of Housing Case Manager in Eau Claire. This position is a combined position with our St. Lawrence and Beyond Shelter Programs. Through both programs, this person would provide screening, assessment, action plan development, education on landlord/tenant law, financial assistance, referral and follow-up to help the participants resolve their immediate crisis and develop long-term solutions to enhance their financial situation. Under the Beyond Shelter Program, this person provides direct case management services to program participants, will help participants build independent living and tenancy skills, assist with integration into the community, provide connections to community-based health care and treatment, and connections with employment services and/or Social Security. The Housing Case Manager works collaboratively with the community at large to prevent homelessness and works towards housing and financial stability.
Internal/external resources or supports

a) Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Business Management or related field desired.
b) Minimum of an Associate Degree in Business/Management or Social Work or equivalent experience will be considered.
c) Experience in dealing with people in difficult financial situations and/or long-term case management preferred.
d) Certification – Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Counseling and or Financial Counseling Certification will be required within nine months of employment.
e) Ability to work independently.
f) Strong communication skills required including public speaking and writing.
g) Understanding of social service case management.
h) Commitment to the mission and values of Catholic Charities.

The minimum starting wage is $20.23 per hour.
Background check required.

Full Job Description

For immediate consideration, please fill out an application online and attach your resume and cover letter.