Article Title: Housing Navigator – Landlord Engagement

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for 50 years is currently seeking a full-time (40 hours per week for 52 weeks; benefits eligible) Housing Navigators within our Housing & Energy Services Department, for a two-year pilot program serving Knox, Waldo, Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties.

Located: Bangor, Maine

As the Housing Navigator, you work with Department Management, a team of colleagues and partner organizations to support individuals and families homeless or at risk of homelessness find stable housing. You develop partnerships with landlords and property managers to increase participant access to housing units that are desirable and sustainable over time within the participant’s resources located in Knox, Waldo, Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties. You serve as a single point of contact for landlords and property managers, recruiting and retaining landlords and property managers to participate in this program. You work in a fast-paced environment, work independently and adjust priorities as needed. Travel is required throughout the four-county service area.

Requirements include an Associate’s degree in the social services or related field, 3 – 5 years’ work experience working directly with clients, able to work flexible hours, computer proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet programs, ability to work with a diverse population, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to manage multiple sites simultaneously. Must have a valid Maine Driver’s License and use of a reliable vehicle insured to State requirements.

The starting rate of pay for the Housing Navigator – Landlord Engagement position is $19.55 per hour and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience.

Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must comply with Penquis background check requirements with satisfactory results as outlined in current contract provisions.

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package and competitive wages, and opportunities for educational advancement, certification, and coursework. For more information email:  or call 207-973-3500 (TDD: 207-973-3520). Please apply by clicking the APPLY TODAY button below.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Penquis complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations concerning employees, including those pertaining to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.  This includes rules associated with the State of Maine healthcare mandate as well as U.S. DHHS rules requiring vaccinations within our Head Start programs.  It is the expectation that all Penquis employees will adhere to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate. Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Penquis is a tobacco and smoke-free workplace. #HP

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