Want to join an amazing team while working to make a difference in the lives of those in the WNY community?
Consider joining the Belmont family!
As a leading non-profit human service agency, Belmont Housing Resources is dedicated to expanding affordable housing opportunities in Western New York. Established in 1977 and focused on community needs, we are unique in our ability to offer a broad scope of programs and services to meet the affordable housing needs of seniors, individuals with disabilities, and families.
Belmont Housing Resources offers a business-casual, team-oriented work environment. We provide opportunities for career growth and advancement to employees at all levels.
In addition, Belmont offers comprehensive benefits and competitive salaries.
If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference in the lives of many, consider Belmont Housing Resources for WNY.
Thank you for your interest in a housing career with Belmont Housing Resources for WNY.
All job openings are posted on our website and applications are accepted only through our website. Both a cover letter and resume are required in order to be considered for a job opening. Applications will only be reviewed after the posting has closed.
Current Job Postings
Summary of Duties:
Primarily responsible for promoting asset-building, housing stability, and self-sufficiency by providing families with financial and housing counseling and/or coaching related to financial, homeownership and rental opportunities. Each position requires financial capabilities and housing counseling skills; positions often have a secondary focus on first-time homeownership, financial education/coaching, rental counseling or foreclosure prevention. Services are provided through one-on-one counseling sessions, mentoring/advocating, and group presentations.
Education and/or Experience:
Master's degree in social work or social sciences and one year relevant experience, or bachelor's degree and two years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of 6 months work experience in housing, asset building, or financial capabilities is required.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
By August 1, 2020, must pass the HUD Housing Counselor Certification Exam administered by HUD.
Real Estate License may be required for some positions. Reliable transportation and valid NYS Driver’s License may be required for some positions. Must obtain certification (NeighborWorks) in at least one area of counseling (Financial Capability, Homeownership Counseling, Pre-Purchase Homeownership Education, Post-Purchase Homeownership Education or Foreclosure Intervention and Default Counseling) within 18 months of employment.
Strong written and oral communication skills. Should possess and be able to apply broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures related to financial literacy, budgeting, credit/deb, asset-building strategies, foreclosure prevention and the home buying process. Experience in housing counseling and financial education desired. Ability to work compassionately and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds Ability to manage time and accomplish independent projects. Ability to effectively present information on a one-on-one basis, as well as in small groups (workshop or seminar format).
Application Deadline: May 8, 2019
Summary of Duties:
Through the effective administration of Section 8 renters assistance programs, the housing specialist assists families and individuals in meeting their need for decent, affordable housing.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a related field, or Associate's degree with two years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or related experience. Related experience could include case management, customer service, teaching or training, social work and property management, to name but a few examples.
Basic understanding of local housing market and available human services helpful, along with understanding of customer service principles. Must be computer literate; comfortable with basic computer applications. Ability to read, analyze and interpret regulations, reports, leases and HAP Contracts, as well as a variety of income and expense documents (verification). Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers. Ability to compile/write reports that conform to generally accepted style and format and are understandable to their audience. Ability to communicate effectively one-on-one with clients and co-workers in a professional and respectful manner. Ability to make oral presentations to large and small groups beneficial. Ability to work independently, manage time and organize work flow. Must be sensitive to people's difficulties and capable of responding to clients in a non-judgmental manner. Must be able to work through interruptions and meet monthly deadlines.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
Belmont Housing Resources offers a comprehensive benefits plan designed to meet the needs of all our employees:
• Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
• 401(k) retirement plan with matching contributions
• Short-term and long-term disability coverage
• Paid FMLA
• Group life insurance
• Accident and Critical Illness insurance
• Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts
• Paid time off and paid holidays
• Tuition reimbursement
• Flexible work schedules
• Free parking
Service: Superior attention to the needs of all our internal and external customers.
Integrity: The highest levels of professionalism, honesty, and ethical standards.
Relationships: Long-term collaborations to enhance our services.
Inclusiveness: A culture that acknowledges, respects and celebrates differences and recognizes the value of every individual.
Productivity: Optimal results without compromising quality.
Belmont Housing Resources for WNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department at 716-884- 7791. For further information about Equal Opportunity, please click on the links below:
Belmont's Competitive Advantages
• Highly specialized knowledge
• Humanitarian motivation
• Proven track record
• Focused on goals and results
• Fiscal responsibility