Housing Counselor/Unemployed Advocate, Phila. Unemployment Project

Posted by on July 9, 2007

[emailed 7/6/07]

Housing Counselor/Unemployed Advocate

Position Available

The Philadelphia Unemployment Project is hiring an Unemployed Advocate. The position entails providing advocacy and assistance to unemployed and low income persons facing problems with mortgage foreclosure and unemployment compensation.

The Unemployed Advocate will be trained to assist homeowners with appeal hearings for denials of state mortgage assistance (HEMAP Program). The advocate will work with homeowners caught in predatory or sub prime mortgages to improve their long term chances of maintaining their homes. S/he will represent Unemployment Compensation claimants at appeal hearings.

The Unemployed Advocate will assist in involving clients in efforts by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project to win reforms in programs of importance to the unemployed such as foreclosure prevention, particularly with regard to sub prime mortgages and other issues as they develop.

Qualifications: Committed to economic justice. Good people skills. At least one year experience in social service delivery is required. Experience in housing counseling or community organizing would be ideal but not necessary. BA preferred but not required.

Excellent salary, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including fully paid health insurance, dental, eye glass plan, 403(b) pension, liberal holiday and vacation days.

Send resumes to Philadelphia Unemployment Project, 1201 Chestnut St. Room 702, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Fax 215-557-6981 or email to JDoddsPUP@aol.com.

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