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City of Portland Human Services Counselor-Prevention & Diversion (12-8:30pm) in Portland, Maine

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Health and Human Services Department Social Services Division Full-Time (37.5 hours/week), Project Position Schedule is Monday-Friday 12:00 8:30 pm -

The City of Portland is seeking candidates to fill two open positions within our Prevention and Diversion program located at 39 Forest Ave. The Prevention and Diversion program works with community members who are at risk of becoming homeless or are currently homeless. We collaborate with the Citys General Assistance Program, the Citys Homeless Services Center Staff, and community partners in the area as a team to assist each person on an individual basis. During our first three months, 42% of people seen through the program were able to find other housing solutions and did not require shelter services. An ideal candidate in these positions will be enthusiastic and motivated to be a part of this new program. We are looking forward to welcoming new team members to continue the success we have started. As an employee in the program, you will work with a population that experiences mental health issues, substance use, and other barriers. The ability to work independently is a must. Each person you meet with will have unique needs and experiences; the ability to navigate client concerns by accessing available solutions or directing them to resources is extremely valuable. Candidates in these positions also do outreach as part of their role, therefore, having a vehicle and a Valid Maine Class C drivers license is a requirement. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check. The schedule for these positions is Monday through Friday 12:00pm to 8:30pm. The City offers a variety of benefits including 14.5 paid holidays, paid sick and vacation time, scheduled pay increases and access to parking in the City for work hours. Our employee health plan is available to employees at no additional cost for y our coverage when you participate in our wellness program. Pro-Tech Union position Grade 5 - Salary range starting at \$23.22/hour.

Accepting applications until vacancy is filled.