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Part time Housing Clinic Coordinator

WATCH is a non-profit organization in Waltham, Massachusetts with 29 years of experience providing community programs to lift up low-income and immigrant residents.  WATCH builds community through adult education, community organizing for affordable housing, leadership development, and tenant advocacy.

Background: 

Through a partnership with Brandeis University and Professor Laura Goldin, WATCH has provided a walk-in housing clinic two evenings a week for the last 10 years.  At the clinic, residents can get free, confidential, one-on-one  assistance with eviction prevention, applying for public housing or other public assistance, applying for assistance for back rent, understanding the state sanitary code and the rights of tenants to live in safe housing, learning rights in an eviction situation, and searching for affordable housing.

Duties include:

·      Coordinating with Brandeis Professor Laura Goldin in recruiting and training Brandeis college students and volunteers to staff the clinic, and on academic credit  for students.

·      Supervising Brandeis college students and volunteers during Housing Clinic Hours (2 evenings a week and some day time hours).

·      Staffing the Housing Clinic during designated day time hours.

·      Coordinating client  ervices with the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership and Boston College Legal Services LAB.

·      Following up with clients.

·      Managing and updating systems for intake and follow up with clients.

·      Organizing Housing Clinic files and materials (electronic and paper).

·      Community outreach and networking with other social service agencies.

Housing Clinic Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director.   The position is for 20 hours/week and benefits include health insurance and paid vacation time.

Spanish speaking a plus.

 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Daria Gere, Executive Director, WATCH CDC

24 Crescent Street, Suite 201, Waltham, MA 02453

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Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

 



 

College Students:  Summer 2017 Internships Available

 



 

Volunteer Opportunities

 WATCH CDC is seeking volunteers to co-teach adult English classes

Come join our dynamic, fun classroom environment and support participants in reaching their goals!  This is a great opportunity to have a real impact on the daily lives of immigrants in our community and to gain teaching skills alongside supportive colleagues.  

Volunteer teachers will:

  • work with another teacher to plan and lead classes focused on daily English communication.
  • work closely with Program Manager on curriculum and class goals.
  • be available Mondays and/or Wednesdays 6PM-8:30PM, if interested in evening classes or Mondays and/or Wednesdays 10AM-12PM if interested in morning classes.
  • spend an additional 1-2 hours of planning most weeks.
  • commit to participating most weeks for a whole session (late June-mid August 2015 and/or September-December 2015).
Be a Tutor for an adult learning English.

WATCH has a very long waiting list for our English classes, so tutoring is a great way to give people a way to start learning English now. Many immigrants are realizing that they can increase their income by a few dollars an hour if they have good English skills and this helps them better provide for their families.
Volunteer tutors will:
  • commit one hour a week for one 4 month
  • be matched 1 on 1 with a learner with a similar schedule.  
After 4 months you can decide if it’s a good fit and if tutoring is something you want to continue doing.   
For more information or to sign up for volunteer teacher or tutor , contact brian Kraemer, Breaking Barriers Program Manager, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 781-891-6689 ext. 202

Help Weatherize a Home for a Low Income Family.  

This commitment is usually on a Saturday from 10am to 2pm.  No experience is necessary.  You will receive on the job training or bring your own expertise on home improvement.  Volunteers break up into teams to do such tasks as caulking around window and door frames, installing insulation strips around doors, sealing holes in foundations, installing insulation around pipes, and installing insulation in attics and basements.  Safety equipment and all tools and supplies are provided.  All teams have a team leader who is experienced with home weatherization.  By the end of the day, you will have helped lower energy use and heating bills for a low income family!

 To sign up for the next “Barnraising,” contact Genoveva Tavera, Community Organizer, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 781-891-6689 ext. 208.

Support a Low Income Tenant.  
Some tenants come to our housing clinic in crisis.  They may be being evicted soon and could use help getting a ride to apply for emergency housing, with pet sitting if they have to go to a shelter, with help moving their things into storage, or help filling out housing applications.

 If you can help, Daria Gere, Executive Director, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 781-891-6689 ext. 200 to sign up for the Helping Hands alert list and you will be notified when there is a tenant in crisis..
 
Expand our Work Place Giving.  

WATCH is part of Community Works, a program that allows workers to take a small deduction out of their paycheck toward a nonprofit.  If you work for a large company that might be interested, contact WATCH and we’ll share information with your employer about this program.

Bring us your ideas!  
If you have an area of expertise that you think WATCH could benefit from, let us know! It takes many volunteers to keep a small non-profit running and we love hearing new ideas and growing to incorporate our members’ ideas and vision.
To talk about your ideas, contact Daria Gere, Executive Director, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 781-891-6689 ext. 200.

Spend a day at the Office.  

If you have a day to volunteer or even a few hours and feel comfortable with office work, we’d love to have your support.  We have many tasks at WATCH to keep up with managing our volunteer database, researching resources, making copies, etc.  

You’ll feel good that you’ve helped support WATCH’s important programs!  

To sign up, contact Daria Gere, Executive Director, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 781-891-6689 ext. 200.

 

 

 

 

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