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YWCA of Madison

Residence Counselor

Housing – Madison, Wisconsin
Department Housing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

YWCA Madison is seeking candidates for a Residence Counselor.

The Residence Counselor is a part of the Housing Department and is responsible for providing a supportive environment for permanent residents of the YWCA.  The Residence Counselor coordinates all aspects of permanent housing, including determining eligibility for housing, one-on-one supportive counseling, activities and meetings for residents, and community referrals.  The Residence Counselor will provide culturally inclusive, trauma informed programming and services as well as incorporation of best practice techniques.  

This is a full-time (36 hours per week), salaried position. We offer an excellent benefits package.

The ideal candidate will have experience and familiarity with housing issues and resources, including knowledge of landlord/tenant law, working with low-income women and referring them to appropriate community resources, advocacy, case management and/or group and individual counseling. Additionally, the candidate will also possess excellent relationship building and record keeping skills. 

Candidates must support the mission of the YWCA: elimination of racism and empowerment of women; demonstrate multi-cultural competency and the ability to work with diverse populations. People of color and individuals bilingual/bi-cultural in English/Spanish are encouraged to apply. Must pass a caregivers background check due to the vulnerable populations served in our residential facility.

Preference will be given to applications received by May 21, 2018 however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


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