Housing Options Counselor - Full-Time

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Elder Services of Berkshire County
877 South Street - STE 4E
PITTSFIELD, MA 01201

Website: esbci.org

Company Description:
The mission of Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc. is to provide Berkshire elders, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities the opportunity to live with dignity, independence, and self-determination, and to achieve the highest possible quality of life.

Excellent Benefits include Health Insurance, Free Dental Insurance for Full-time positions, Vision Plan, Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Twelve Paid Holidays, three weeks paid Vacation in the first year, Sick and Personal Days, Employee Assistance Program. Public Services Loan Forgiveness Program may apply.

Housing Options Counselor - Full-Time
Per Hour
Pittsfield
Full Time
Social Services
Bachelor's Degree
Required
2+
Preferred
Human Service experience - Preference: Required
Driver's License - Preference: Required

Elder Services seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented professional to assist seniors and individuals with disabilities in an interactive, decision-making process to identify community resources to meet their long term care needs. Examples include subsidized housing and assisted living search.  Able to work collaboratively with clients, families and community resources. Strong oral and written communication skills. Bachelor’s degree required. Relevant experience in senior and/or disability services preferred. Bi-lingual a plus. Send resume and cover letter to Elder Services of Berkshire County, 877 South Street Suite 4E, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or hrdept@esbci.org. AA/EOE.

Education/Experience Requirements: Able to work collaboratively with clients, families and community resources. Strong oral and written communication skills. Bachelor’s degree required. Relevant experience in senior and/or disability services preferred. Bi-lingual a plus.
Competencies:
• Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills.
• Commitment to working with the elderly and disabled adults; strong sensitivity to aging and disability issues.
• Crisis intervention/problem solving skills.
• Ability to apply the practices, principles, and techniques used in professional social work.
• Leadership ability; independent thinker; self-starter.
• Proficiency in Microsoft office and experience using databases.