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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
This posting is for a full time MSW in the Housing Bureau for Seniors. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in settings working with older adults around issues of housing insecurity, specifically but not limited to matters involving foreclosure and the related community resources. This includes ability to identify homeowners at risk of foreclosure, conduct psychosocial assessment evaluating physical, emotional and social functioning and strengths, analyze, compare and evaluate various interventions to stabilize housing and establish a sustainable housing situation. It is essential to work well as a member of a team in a fast paced environment. This position will have some programmatic development expectations as well.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is necessary. Must have current clinical license to practice social work in the State of Michigan. Clinical practice concentration and field practicum or recent work experience with older adults required.
The ideal candidate will have strong assessment skills, the ability to establish therapeutic relationships quickly, relate well to a diverse population, and have some familiarity with the three-year tax foreclosure timeline and mortgage foreclosure process. It is essential that the candidate be able to manage a large caseload with multiple competing demands. The ability to work independently in a variety of stressful and demanding situations is essential; critical decision making, excellent assessments, brief interventions and multi-tasking are only several of the advanced skills required for success. Additionally, the ability to provide high-level interventions while also meeting basic tangible and concrete needs is required. Experience working collaboratively and effectively with other professionals, agencies and community partners and groups, especially other housing options and programs for older adults is strongly desired.
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