Hob: Housing & Economic Empowerment Advocate

Western Massachusetts Training Consortium

187 High Street

Company Description:
The Consortium is a learning organization, committed to creating conditions in which people with lived experience pursue their dreams and strengthen our communities through full participation.
Salary Range:Location:
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
Some High School Coursework
Preference: Nice to have

Preference: Nice to have
Salasin Project supports individuals and families that have experienced domestic violence. Salasin applies a wellness orientation to provide empowerment-based peer advocacy and assistance. We welcome applicants of all races; cultures; sexual orientations; gender expressions; abilities; and incomes; especially those with lived experiences of sexual and domestic violence; receiving basic needs assistance, and/or interacting with child protective services. People who identify as being in recovery from a history of substance misuse are encouraged to apply. Salasin is committed to recruiting; training and supporting staff who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). We will gladly provide training and mentoring as needed for candidates with lived experience who demonstrate a commitment and passion for the Salasin mission and values.

The Housing & Economic Empowerment Advocate is a full time (40 hrs), benefitted position starting at $18.50/hr (plus language stipend if applicable). The Advocate will provide strength-based, trauma-informed, outreach and support, including home and/or community with a focus on housing search and a priority of supporting those who are without safe and stable housing. The Advocate will support individuals/families in their efforts to create safety; advocate with families in navigating systems, especially those related to housing; and assist families in accessing community supports. The Advocate will coordinate and facilitate an economic empowerment class including recruiting and supporting peer co-facilitators. The position includes driving throughout Franklin County and MA.
Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual/Bicultural with the ability to provide advocacy and support in Spanish; English Proficiency required; lived experience with using housing supports.

General Qualifications:
Comprehensive understanding of the centrality of trauma; Demonstrated experience working with individuals of diverse racial, cultural, religious backgrounds and individuals/families with limited incomes; Familiarity with affordable housing systems; Must have valid United States driver’s license; 2 years driving experience, good driving record, and reliable transportation.

Email Amanda Gamache at: AGamache@wmtcinfo.org to request a complete job description. Please email the cover letter and resume indicating your interest by 5pm on Tuesday July 5, 2022 to AGamache@wmtcinfo.org.

Salasin Project is a program of the Western MA Training Consortium. The Consortium is committed to undoing systems of oppression and the harms they have caused. It actively works toward building an anti-racist environment and a sense of belonging. The Consortium provides a comprehensive benefits package for full time employees including health insurance; dental insurance; generous paid holidays; flexible spending accounts; and disability insurance. AA/EOE