Career Opportunities

The mission of St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center is to create and maintain equal housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income people, primarily in Baltimore City, and to encourage and support strong and diverse neighborhoods.

Homesharing Youth Case Manager

Job Summary

The St. Ambrose Host Home program is seeking a dynamic individual to provide comprehensive strengths-based case management services to homeless youth and marginally housed transitional aged youth. Through the vehicles of positive relationship building and managing transitions, the Youth Case Manager helps young adults identify and achieve goals related to maintaining safe, stable housing, employment, education, and increasing life skills. In coordination with the Host Home Coordinator, the Youth Case Manager will develop professional relationships and partnerships with other community service providers and provide community engagement or program outreach as required.

Essential Job Functions

(Note – this list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.)

  • Conducts an initial assessment and evaluation for the formulation of an Individual Housing Services Plan (IHSP).
  • Provide ongoing supportive case management services and follow-up services to clients providing youth flexible, responsive case management that address their variety of needs including accessing shelter; obtaining identification; GED programs, and college; navigating financial aid; accessing public benefits; connecting to health, mental health, and substance abuse care; accessing childcare; connecting to employment and permanent housing; and other supports.
  • Documents participant’s progress and reviews IHSP routinely.
  • Assists participants in developing appropriate housing goals and makes revisions when necessary.
  • Maintain and monitor clients’ files and databases. Document all outcomes.
  • Conducts home visits.
  • Conduct, report, and monitor inspections.
  • Create reports based on information compiled and analyzed.
  • Transports clients
  • Provides some group facilitation.
  • Assist staff with crisis assistance or stabilization services provided to the client.
  • Participates in program planning.
  • Coordinates both internal and collateral services
  • May attend multi-agency meetings, partner meetings, or training as directed.
  • Continues professional development through participation in continuing education, in-service training, and professional workshops to maintain current knowledge and broaden expertise.
  • Maintain present awareness of all community services relevant to the needs of program participants.
  • Complies with all policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work or related field;
  • LCPC or LGPC licensure in the State of Maryland preferred
  • Three years of relevant experience in community-based or family systems therapy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Understanding and empathy for the needs and concerns of youth served
  • Secure communication, organization, and counseling skills.
  • Approach projects, activities, and other job functions with flexibility and a positive attitude.
  • Flexible in working independently or on a team.
  • Enjoys working directly with youth, volunteers, community partners.
  • Must have dependable, insured transportation and a valid Maryland Driver’s license and acceptable driving record. A DMV printout and proof of insurance will be required.
  • Must be willing to submit to and pass a thorough fingerprint/background check before working.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully:

  • Able to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Will require sitting for extended periods.
  • Ability to effectively use office equipment (including, but not limited to, computer, phone, fax machine, printer/copier machine) and computer systems to fulfill essential functions of the position.
  • Able to lift/carry objects up to 25 pounds over short distances
  • Includes driving, climbing stairs and walking to/from clients’ homes

Apply

Send resume and letter of interest to:

Director of Human Resources
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc.
321 East 25th Street
Baltimore MD 21218

Or via email to: jillj@stambros.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Be sure to reference the position name in the subject line and/or cover letter.

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Rental Services Case Manager

Job Summary

Reporting to the Lead Property Manager, the Case Manager will work as part of the Rental Services Team to provide housing opportunities to high risk, special needs, and low-income individuals and families. He/she should possess knowledge of current issues regarding independent living with support services for special needs populations, considerable knowledge of principles and techniques for engaging homeless, mentally ill people. Case Manager must have the proven ability to assess clients, document interventions, write case notes, and develop client plans. The Case Manager is also responsible for collaborating with other Rental staff on program-wide efforts to stabilize and promote the individual growth of all St. Ambrose Tenants.

Essential Job Functions

Note – this list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.

  • Maintain awareness and understanding of HUD and other housing policies and protocols.
  • Maintain current knowledge of all community services relevant to the needs of program participants.
  • Conduct home visits
  • Conduct, report, and monitor inspections.
  • Conducts intake & assessment and develop an individualized service plan for each family and maintains comprehensive client records.
  • Initiate and update Individualized Service Plans (ISP) to establish goals for the client’s stabilization and rehabilitation.
  • Provide ongoing supportive case management services and follow-up services to clients
  • Maintain communication with the Property Managers and address any maintenance issues as well as rental arrears.
  • Maintain and monitor clients’ files and databases. Document all outcomes.
  • Create reports based on information compiled and analyzed.
  • May attend multi-agency meetings, partner meetings, or training as directed.
  • Performs related duties or responsibilities, as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work or related field
  • Two years of relevant experience in community-based or family systems therapy.
  • Familiarity with policies and procedures of HUD Shelter Plus Care
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Understanding and empathy for the needs and concerns of low-income individuals
  • Strong communication, organization, and counseling skills.
  • Works independently and as a member of a team.
  • Must have dependable, insured transportation and a valid Maryland Driver’s license and acceptable driving record. A DMV printout and proof of insurance will be required.
  • Pass background check.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Able to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Will require sitting for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to effectively use office equipment (including, but not limited to, computer, phone, fax machine, printer/copier machine) and computer systems to fulfill essential functions of the position.
  • Able to lift/carry objects up to 10 pounds over short distances
  • Includes meetings, driving, climbing stairs and walking to/from clients’ homes

Apply

Send resume and letter of interest to:

Director of Human Resources
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc.
321 East 25th Street
Baltimore MD 21218

Or via email to: jillj@stambros.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Be sure to reference the position name in the subject line and/or cover letter.

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Staff Attorney

Job Summary

This position will provide legal services to eligible clients ranging from brief advice to representation. The services will be related to legal issues impacting the preservation of stable housing, including foreclosure, landlord-tenant issues, tax sales, title issues, and related real estate matters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice and direct representation to eligible clients
  • Maintain a caseload of housing related legal matters
  • Represent borrowers in foreclosure mediation
  • Represent homeowners and tenants in court proceedings
  • Draft and review legal documents and pleadings
  • Participate in outreach and education events in local communities
  • Foster collaborative relationships with related public interest organizations
  • Serve as a resource to other advocates and housing counselors on foreclosure prevention
  • Performs related duties or responsibilities, as assigned or requested

Skills and Abilities

  • J.D. and admission to Maryland bar
  • Minimum of 1 year of legal experience preferred
  • Commitment to organizational mission and to public interest law
  • Knowledge of foreclosure law, landlord-tenant law and related real estate matters strongly preferred
  • Excellent observation, analytical and decision making abilities
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated skill in understanding the legal needs of low income clients
  • Ability to work well with persons from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and working styles
  • High degree of flexibility, capacity for self-management, and attention to detail
  • Computer skills a must.

Physical Requirements

This position normally requires the physical demands of standing, walking, bending, lifting or performing other work requiring medium exertion, talking, and hearing on a regular basis to perform the job requirement. These physical demands are required up to 85% of the time.

Apply

Send resume and letter of interest to:

Director of Human Resources
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc.
321 East 25th Street
Baltimore MD 21218

Or via email to: jillj@stambros.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Be sure to reference the position name in the subject line and/or cover letter.

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