The Unemployment Information Center (UIC) is hiring a Housing Counselor. The UIC is a non-profit, HUD-approved housing counseling agency serving primarily lower income and unemployed Philadelphians.
The housing counselor will provide individual counseling and group education and other support to potential and existing homeowners through pre- and post-purchase counseling. This includes default and delinquency counseling, loss mitigation counseling, predatory lending counseling, and first-time homebuyer counseling and education. The housing counselor will also provide counseling rental individual to tenants at risk of eviction.
The Counselor will also assist in garnering client support to efforts organized by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project to win reforms in economic justice issues, such as foreclosure and eviction prevention and other issues as they develop.
Qualifications: Good people and teamwork skills. Experience in housing counseling or other social services provision preferred. BA preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish required. Computer literacy and ability to learn new technology required. HUD-certification preferred or must be able to pass the exam within six months. Willing to obtain other certifications needed to maintain professional status and billing authorization from funding sources.
Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including fully paid health insurance, dental and eyeglass plans, matching 403(b) plan, liberal holiday and vacation days.
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