Page 24 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, June 10, 2022 LEARNING | FROM PAGE 23 MALDEN HOUSING AUTHORITY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY TENANT SELECTION/OCCUPANCY GENERALIST POSITION Salary Range: up to $40,000, depending on qualifications and experience, with excellent benefits. JOB DESCRIPTION: The Malden Housing Authority (MHA) is seeking a Tenant Selection/Occupancy Generalist to assist in the administration of its Public Housing and Voucher programs. This full-time (35 hours/week) position works under the general supervision of the Occupancy Director with some latitude permitted for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out assigned duties, and requires sound organizational ability, attention to detail, and good customer service skills. Additional duties of this position include, but are not limited to: performing simple tasks relating to public housing and voucher wait list administration; generating applicant CORI reports; maintaining accurate manual and computer records; managing applicant filing system; processing occupancy/tenant selection documentation; performing applicant intake for both public housing and voucher programs; verifying applicant eligibility, income, asset, preference and priority status; assisting the receptionist with applicant families; contacting applicants with follow up; reviewing applicant paperwork and documents; responding to applicants’ questions and assisting in the application process; arranging for home inspections of applicants’ residences prior to making an offer of placement; coordinating placement and lease up of/voucher issuance to applicant families with MHA public housing and Section 8 staff. The selected Candidate should know or will be expected to learn how to satisfactorily use MHA’s HAB/MRI or other public housing software system, as well as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) PIC/WASS/ EIV and the MA Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD’s) HAFIS and CHAMP electronic reporting systems. Qualifications: This is an entry-level position. The selected Candidate will have experience in or ability to learn how to interview applicant families, determine eligibility in accordance with HUD and DHCD regulations, guidelines and program requirements, and to verify preferences and qualifications for placement in MHA’s public housing and section 8 programs. Skills required: good verbal and written communication skills; ability to take direction and complete tasks, but also to work as part of a team; ability to process and complete correspondence; ability to maintain accurate and complete files; good computer literacy, with competent ability to use MS Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook; and ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with applicants, clients, external agencies, MHA staff, federal, state and local officials, and the general public. Skills desired: Some knowledge of local and community, social, supportive and general assistance agencies, institutions and service providers with the ability to refer applicant families, as needed, desired; Bi/multi-lingual in English and one or more of Cantonese, Mandarin, Haitian Creole/French and/or Arabic, strongly desired. Knowledge and understanding of Public Housing Fair Housing and Limited English Proficiency requirements desired. Some work experience in the Occupancy/Tenant Selection Department of a MA Public Housing Authority desired. High school diploma or GED required. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR HIRING AND CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT: A current and active MA Class D Driver’s License with use of a registered and insured vehicle is required for full term of employment. Must satisfactorily pass employment screening consisting of CORI and drug and TB test. Reference checks and a pre-employment interview will be required prior to receiving an offer of employment. To Apply: Send cover letter of interest and resume inclusive of at least two (2) recent work and two (2) personal (non-family) references to HR Director, Raul Campillo, at: rcampillo@maldenhousing.org If you have any questions or concerns regarding this position, please email Director Campillo at the email address listed above. THE MALDEN HOUSING AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A DRUG & SMOKE FREE AGENCY • Math Acceleration Academies for rising 3rd and 4th graders, as well as 8th and 10th graders. Summer Learning Partnerships DESE will also work with school districts to develop or expand summer learning opportunities that address both the academic and social-emotional impacts of COVID-19 on students, with $8 million in grants. These programs will engage students with enrichment and recreation activities that motivate them to build relationships in a welcoming environment that uses the knowledge, strengths, and assets of students, families, and educators in the community. Summer Step Up The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) will support school districts to offer Summer Step Up, a program aimed at giving extra support to young learners entering school in the fall. Young children will be able to take part in summer learning opportunities developed in conjunction with community partners to help prepare them for school. Summer Step Up is an opportunity to engage young learners and accelerate learning while smoothing the transition to school for young children to provide them a stronger foundation for academic success. The administration will commit up to $8 million to this program. Summer Acceleration to College High school graduates from the Class of 2022 will be able to participate in Summer Acceleration to College, a program launched last summer that provides recent graduates access to credit-bearing math and English courses at no cost to them as they prepare for college. Fifteen community colleges in the Commonwealth will participate in this program, with approximately $500,000 awarded in funding. In addition to these programs, the Baker-Polito Administration will also: • Help camps and community organizations expand educational enrichment as part of their existing summer programs by making $12 million in funding available. • Provide early literacy tutoring grants this summer and during the 2022-23 school year, funded at $2 million. • Launch a new K-8 Math Acceleration program to help teachers increase student learning over the summer and throughout the school year, funded at $6 million. • Expand the Biggest Winner Math Challenge to serve approximately 2,500 gifted math students, funded at approximately $2.5 million. • Off er college courses over the summer for rising high school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in approved Early College programs, funded at approximately $1 million. • Offer the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Summer Enhancement Grant internship program to support high school and college students interested in careers in education, funded at $500,000. To learn more about summer programs or how to apply for a grant, please contact DESESummerProgramming@ mass.gov. For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net

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