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Employment Opportunities

Housing Locator- Full Time

Bucks County Opportunity Council is seeking a Housing Locator to find permanent, affordable housing throughout Bucks County for individuals and families enrolled in housing programs. Knowledge of the Bucks County real estate and apartment rental industry, customer service, collection agency experience, and negotiation skills are useful for this role. The Housing Locator is a team-oriented role that works collaboratively with Bucks County Housing Link staff and partners.

This is a Full-Time position based out of Bristol, PA. Join Bucks County Opportunity Council to make a difference in people’s lives, collaborate with a passionate team, and enjoy a generous benefits package.

Responsibilities:
• Maintain a housing-first perspective with a sense of urgency.
• Assist clients in creating and working to meet goals to ensure housing stability.
• Provide training to clients on how to identify appropriate housing opportunities.
• Recruit, develop and maintain landlord relationships, encouraging landlord participation in housing programs and willingness to work with individuals/families experiencing homelessness.
• Ability to negotiate lease agreements and conduct housing quality inspections.
• Assist clients in stabilizing their housing crises through mediation, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.
• Administer financial assistance and/or provide referrals to appropriate community services.
• Receive referrals and ensure that clients experiencing a housing crisis receive quality, compassionate services.
• Empower clients to weigh and consider options, advocate for their own needs, and act on their own behalf.
• Maintain excellent communication, crisis resolution, relationship-building and organizational skills.
• Maintain complete, accurate and timely case records, including HMIS data entry.
• Meet regularly with supervisor and Bucks County Housing Link staff/parnters to review client progress as well as to report on client outcomes.
• Maintain positive working relationships with non-profit partners, social service agencies, funders, and local government offices.

 

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from four-year college/university; or one to two years related experience/training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Computer proficiency – intermediate in HMIS, Microsoft Office and database experience.
• Exceptional communication, interpersonal skills, and conflict resolution.
• Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

Salary: $41,600-$45,000

Home Energy Professional- Full-time

Bucks County Opportunity Council is a well-respected non-profit looking for a Home Energy Professional to join the Weatherization Team. The primary duty of this position is to conduct energy audits to evaluate the health, safety, comfort and energy use in a home and make recommendations for energy-saving improvements

Essential Functions:
• Provide energy conservation education.
• Conduct health and safety inspections.
• Prepare clear and accurate work orders for subcontractors to perform.
• Demonstrate knowledge of how to use diagnostic equipment and modeling software to produce an energy report.
• Ability to lift 50 lbs. and work in confined spaces.
• Schedule does include occasional evenings and weekend hours.

Requirements:
• Excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills are necessary.
• Mechanical/construction/building/HVAC knowledge preferred.
• Tech school, 2-year college, or proven experience.
• Valid PA driver’s license. Travel throughout the county in an agency vehicle.

Benefits:
• On-the-job training provided with opportunities to receive nationally recognized certifications.
• Keep Homes Healthy!
• Make a Difference!
• Help the Environment!
• Generous PTO & Benefits Package!

Salary:
• $40,000-$50,000

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Bucks County Opportunity Council, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will received consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, handicap, ancestry, national origin, age, or sex.