Housing and Employment Specialist (US)

Program Mission Statement:

To provide culturally competent assistance to families with the tools and services that empower independence, leading to securing sustainable housing, employment and financial security as we move forward as a united community.

Overview of Role:

As a full-time Housing and Employment Specialist, you will play a vital role in assisting individuals in securing stable housing and gainful employment. You will work closely with clients to assess their needs, develop individualized plans and provide support throughout the housing and employment search process.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the role and is not exhaustive. Duties may be modified based on organizational needs.


  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of clients’ housing and employment needs.
  • Develop personalized housing and employment plans in collaboration with clients.
  • Assist clients in searching for suitable housing options, including affordable rentals, transitional housing and permanent housing.
  • Provide guidance and support to clients in navigating the housing application process, including completing paperwork and attending appointments.
  • Conduct housing searches, schedule property viewings and negotiate lease agreements on behalf of clients.
  • Assist clients in developing job readiness skills, including resume writing, interview preparation and job search strategies.
  • Connect clients with employment resources, job training programs and educational opportunities.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients to access housing subsidies, financial assistance and supportive services.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records, progress notes and case documentation.
  • Collaborate with community partners, landlords, employers and other stakeholders to support clients’ housing and employment goals.

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule.
  • Travel within the community, including but not limited to Newton, Lexington and Woburn is required to meet with clients, attend meetings and collaborate with partner agencies.
  • This position may require evening and/or weekend availability to accommodate client schedules.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, psychology or a related field (preferred/not required).
  • Haitian Creole and/or Spanish language proficiency (preferred/not required).
  • Previous experience working in housing assistance, homelessness prevention or workforce development.
  • Strong knowledge of housing resources, landlord-tenant laws and housing subsidy programs.
  • Familiarity with employment services, vocational training programs and job placement strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Abilit to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and case management software.

Salary Range:

  • $40,000 to $55,000 annually based on experience


  • Casual work environment
  • 15 vacation days (prorated based on work schedule)
  • 56 hours of sick time (prorated based on work schedule)
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance (90% employer paid)
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • 401k plan with matching employer maximum contribution of 4%

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@haitihealth.org with the subject line “Housing and Employment Specialist”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only contact those who are being considered for an interview. Thank you for your interest in HEI.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

HEI is engaged in a diversity, equity and inclusion initiative and is committed to the ongoing work of becoming an intersectional, antiracist organization. HEI is committed to an equitable, non-discriminatory, and anti-racist approach in all components of our organizational structure and operations, including the job application process. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.