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Housing Counselor

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission


Urbana, IL

End Date


Job description

The Housing Counselor provides counseling for multiple housing situations including: first time home buyer education, default and foreclosure and rental counseling. Additionally, the Housing Counselor will need the skill set to present and facilitate workshops related to financial literacy, the curriculum of home buyer education, home maintenance, landlord-tenant matters and fair housing. May also provide landlord and tenant mediation and must be knowledgeable of fair housing laws for the State of Illinois.

Minimum Requirements:

  • An Associate degree in business, finance, public administration, urban studies, human or social services or related field in human services or related field; or 3 years progressively responsible related work experience; or a combination of education and experience in the field may be considered.
  • Three to five years of experience in housing counseling, knowledge of the financial sector (i.e. banking, mortgage etc.) and/or human services.
  • Background in social services or social work preferred
  • Multi-lingual skills preferred
  • Mortgage Loan processing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of landlord tenant rights and fair housing laws.
  • Previous community action, people in poverty, the homeless, or related experience
  • Experience with State and Federal Grants
  • Ability to obtain certifications as necessary for specialization and for HUD.
  • Ability to pass criminal background check
  • Valid driver’s license, safe and reliable vehicle, and the ability to transport clients on occasion
  • Must be willing to travel out of state to obtain certifications and attend conferences
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google
  • Excellent math, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Excellent case management skills, especially with the low-to-moderate income population.
  • Ability to work with clients on an individual basis and in groups.
  • Strong ability to meet aggressive performance goals for program services.
  • Strong ability to manage a large and diverse pool of clients at different stages of the rental and/or home buying processes.
  • Excellent customer service skills with a professional demeanor, networking skills and the ability to exercise good judgment in complex situations.

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Schedule:  Primarily 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Occasional early evening workshops.  Flexibility is necessary to support the goals of the program.

Worksite:  1776 E. Washington Street, Urbana, IL  61802

Status: Full-Time/37.5 hours per week

Starting Wage:  $22.00

Competitive benefits, health insurance, dental insurance, retirement, tuition reimbursement, high-quality programming, and great work environment!

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