Career Opportunity: Housing Counselor

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Alissa Marlow, Director of Community Services:

Download: Housing Counselor Job Description

Summary: The Housing Counselor provides comprehensive education through one-on-one or group education counseling sessions. The target populations for these services are low to middle income families and individuals. These services include credit review and counseling, budget development, savings skills, as well as overcoming barriers that would prevent home ownership. The services provided are complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development Guidelines.

Possesses a strong commitment to the mission of Catholic Charities including the understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and ability to demonstrate the philosophy and values of the agency. The identity of the agency is clearly Catholic. As such, Catholic Charities’ staff adheres to the social and moral teachings of the Catholic Church.

Essential Duties:

Assesses clients’ financial situation based on the information furnished by the client.
Assists clients in developing a budget and setting financial goals. Develop a written action plan that promotes the clients’ best interests or the clients’ choice of action.
Provides information and/or referrals to clients including, but not limited to bankruptcy, collection action, court judgment, credit education, credit reports, housing issues, consumer protection laws, student loans, wage attachments, etc.
Explains credit report ratings and protections laws to clients and provides answers to clients’ questions.
Conducts client interviews to determine whether client has developed a general understanding of the information pertaining to homeownership. Completes an assessment, generates and distributes appropriate paperwork, and inputs data as required.
Prepares materials for housing workshops.

Audits the Housing files to insure compliance with the current regulations. Insures that Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri policies are followed in the housing file.
Participates in special projects as assigned by management. Represents CCCNMO on local committees and organizations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of duties and responsibilities but are not intended to be an exhaustive list for this position.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Licensure & Certifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university; or 2-5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must successfully pass/complete certification as a Housing Counselor from a HUD approved training agency within 6 months of hire. Must complete webinars, continuing education training as required to maintain certifications. All training furnished by Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, including cost of certification(s).

Education and/or Experience
2-5 years’ experience in the Humans Services Field or 1-2 years in the Financial Services Field, strong knowledge of local, state and national social service policies, procedures, and providers.
Knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching.

Download: Housing Counselor Job Description