Veterans Housing Services Caseworker (Lewiston)
Preble Street | Lewiston, ME
Veterans Housing Services is currently seeking a full-time Caseworker to provide services and outreach to veterans and their families in the Lewiston/Auburn area and Central Maine who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Responsibilities of this position include assisting veterans and veterans’ families in obtaining and maintaining stable housing through outreach and short-term, intensive case management. Outreach activities will take place in community shelters, food pantries, service centers, General Assistance Offices, and on the street. Case management activities will include making referrals and collaborating with other service providers; helping to navigate the human services and veterans’ services systems; assisting veterans in acquiring services; service coordination; and documentation and reporting of activities as required.
Requirements include a BSW, BA, or equivalent experience in a helping profession. Additional requirements include knowledge of issues related to homelessness; a positive regard for consumers accessing services for homelessness and poverty; knowledge of community resources, including those specific to veterans; solid communication and organizational skills; ability to work well independently and as part of a team. This position also requires local and statewide travel on a regular basis.
This position offers competitive pay at a rate of $15.70 per hour, which annualizes to $32,656. Additionally, Preble Street’s full time compensation package includes paid health, dental, life, and disability insurances for the employee; an employee assistance program; a 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match; and generous paid vacation, sick, and personal time benefits.
Please email your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also send your application materials via postal mail to:
Preble Street, Human Resources, 38 Preble Street, Portland, ME 04101
Please note: Automatically-generated confirmations of receipt will be sent in response to applications sent via email. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be otherwise contacted.
Preble Street, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, has been working since 1975 to provide best practice social services that meet urgent needs and end hunger and homelessness for individuals and families in Maine living in poverty. Operating from seven sites in Portland, Lewiston, and Bangor, Preble Street programs include the Resource Center, MMC-Preble Street Learning Collaborative, Food Programs, Maine Hunger Initiative, Advocacy, Veterans Housing Services, Logan Place, Florence House, Huston Commons, Teen Center, Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter, First Place, Anti-Trafficking Services, and Homeless Voices for Justice.
Preble Street is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, military status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all of Preble Street’s hiring practices, and to all terms and conditions of employment.