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Who we are

Bridgeview Housing increases self-sufficiency in low-income households by connecting them to resources in the community through our large network of partners who provide direct service to households operates all of the resident services programming of the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA), and operates the Bridgeview Resource Center which offers a centralized location of service delivery for low-income households in Clark County. Bridgeview also operates the Vancouver Housing Authority’s HUD-funded Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program which is an employment and savings incentive program for low-income families who receive VHA-subsidized housing that aims to reduce the dependency on public programs like welfare and housing and increase self-sufficiency. This systemic approach and shared responsibility amongst partners in the community help break the cycle of poverty.

Who we are looking for

Bridgeview Housing is seeking a temporary Community Liaison that links residents to supportive and community engagement services to facilitate family stability, engagement, and self-reliance. This temporary position will work with a diverse population of low-income families, individuals, and seniors in a VHA owned and operated housing community of 138 units. The projected end date for this temporary position is 3/31/2023.

What you’ll do

  • Provides intake and referral services to residents requesting assistance or referred by property management. Promotes services to ensure robust program participation.
  • Works one-on-one with residents to promote independence and/or stability. May focus on youth, families, and/or seniors depending on assigned property demographics.
  • Facilitates connections to community agencies, services, and/or activities that promote self-reliance and community engagement.
  • Advises, mentors, and trains clients, individually or in a classroom setting, on subjects that improve self-reliance and/or successful tenancy. May include budgeting, parenting, landlord/tenant concerns, and other subjects.
  • Assists residents requesting assistance or referred by Property Management to mitigate challenges impacting successful tenancy. Educates residents on service availability, resident rights, etc. Provides advocacy as appropriate.
  • Develops and administers programming designed to meet the needs of assigned properties. May include health/wellness programming, youth and/or adult educational programming, or other programming as assigned.
  • May supervise or direct Community Health Advocates to facilitate activities and programming to improve community health and engagement.
  • In conjunction with supervisor and Property Manager, establishes goals and milestones for assigned properties to facilitate a supporting, engaged environment for residents.
  • Consistently complies with position and department safety and attendance standards.
  • Establishes and maintains positive, productive relationships with employees, residents, vendors, and other work related contacts.

What we offer

  • Starting salary range: $3,265.00 – $3,428.25 per month based on experience.
  • This position is temporary, full-time, non-exempt, working 40 hours per week Monday – Friday with a projected end date of 3/30/2023.
  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • Benefits package also includes 10.25% paid into WA PERS by employer, 12 company paid holidays, and generous paid time off and separate sick time accrual.
  • Meaningful work that addresses affordable housing and homelessness in our community.

What you’ll bring

  • BA in Social Service or related field strongly preferred (2 years of work experience can be substituted for 1 year of education).
  • 2 years of direct service experience working with vulnerable citizens and specifically with demographic likely to live at assigned properties (seniors, disabled, family, youth, etc.)
  • Experience and/or training related to population assigned (seniors, youth, disabled, families, etc.)
  • Understanding of, and experience in trauma-informed care preferred.
  • Experience and/or training in eligibility for and procedures of Federal and applicable State entitlement programs.
  • Experience and/or training in the legal liability issues relating to providing services coordination. For example, drug and alcohol use and abuse, mandatory reporting, mental health challenges.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to be ensured via VHA insurance provider.
  • Personal and professional commitment to ongoing learning, engagement and change that progresses diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • This position is grant funded and the final candidate must meet one or more of the the following criteria to be considered:

1. An individual who was temporarily or permanently laid off due to COVID.

2. An individual who is long term unemployed. (Unemployed for over 27 weeks)

3. An individual who was self-employed, but is now unemployed due to COVID

4. A Dislocated worker:

* Laid off, and has exhausted OR is receiving unemployment.

* A displaced homemaker

* Previous company shut down or closed.

* A Veteran or spouse of a Veteran who was released from Active duty recently

A cover letter and resume are required when applying for this position. For more information on the Vancouver Housing Authority please visit our website at Please note, those candidates deemed to best match our requirements will be contacted for an interview. We do not discuss application status during the selection process. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

The VHA/Bridgeview Housing provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as covered veteran in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.