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Housing Support Specialist

Posted: 05/10/2024

We are currently seeking a full-time Housing Support Specialist in Greensburg. As the Housing Support Specialist, you will oversee the supportive case management services of our mental health programs. Using your experience in service work, you will:

  • Meet with tenants in groups and one-on-one to develop initial goals and review progress toward those goals,
  • Connect program participants to medical, mental health, and other human service providers,
  • Independently manage crisis situations,
  • Inspect housing sites for safety hazards and needed repairs,
  • Assists tenants with moving into our housing sites and assuring they have adequate food and clothing,
  • Monitor tenant behavior regarding sudden changes that may jeopardize their health or housing status and respond appropriately to any success or issues,
  • Serve as emergency on-call person.

As a non-profit, we, at Westmoreland Community Action (WCA) work to connect individuals and families to opportunities and resources throughout the community to improve their quality of life and help to reduce poverty in the community. This is accomplished through housing, counseling, support, education, intervention, collaborations, partnerships, information, referrals, and networking.


  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in either sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, theology (with emphasis on pastoral counseling), nursing, counseling, education or a related field, OR
  • High School diploma or equivalency and 12 semester hours in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology or other social service and two years of experience in public or private human services, of which one year must be mental health direct care experience, OR
  • Six years of experience providing mental health crisis intervention services.
  • Basic working knowledge Microsoft Word and willingness to learn Microsoft Excel.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and $15,000/$30,000 bodily liability auto insurance.
  • Must be able to obtain child abuse, state police, fingerprint-based criminal background check, and sex offender registry clearances.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule within a 40-hour work week.

Projected annual income based on experience: $34,964.80 – $40,019.20 ($16.81 - $19.24 per hour at 40 hours/week). This position is considered non-exempt.

Benefits of working at WCA:

  • 100% Employer paid Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term Disability and Long-term Disability Polices.
  • Employer pays 80% of individual Medical Insurance Premium.
  • 15 paid Holidays.
  • 10 days of vacation in first year of employment.
  • 3.69 hours of sick time accrued per pay period.
  • 8% retirement match after 1 year and 1000 hours of service
  • Mileage reimbursement

Westmoreland Community Action (WCA) is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our community and those that we seek to serve. If you, in good faith, believe that you are qualified to succeed in this position, we encourage you to apply. Please include a cover letter to tell us about your unique qualifications for the position. Our hiring manager will review your application and, if interested, will contact you regarding next steps.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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