Human Services Counselor, Oxford Street Shelter

  • Full Time
  • Portland
  • This position has been filled

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Municipal Government for Maine's largest City.


Health and Human Services Department – Social Services Division – Deadline Extended –

The Oxford Street Shelter is hiring a Full Time (37.5 hours/week), Project Position for a Human Service Counselor – The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm –  A selected candidate in this position will focus on assisting homeless individuals staying at the Oxford Street Shelter by increasing community supports and overall stabilization leading to permanent, safe and supportive housing, permanent housing, client outreach and relationship building, development of housing resources, increased representative payee participation and referrals and follow up to ensure increased community support.  This position works closely with individuals from all different backgrounds to provide and connect them to community resources.  Other job duties include: Crisis intervention, referral for detox and other substance use services, referral for mental health services, referral for healthcare services, as well as fully participating as part of the Oxford Street Shelter team.

Requirements:  Experience with homeless or low income/at risk case management and excellent customer service skills.  Experience with housing placement of homeless or at-risk populations, mental health issues, and other barriers to self-sufficiency preferred.  B.A. degree in Social Services or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.  Valid Maine Class C driver’s license and personal vehicle for work use.  Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.

This is a Pro-Tech Union position – Grade 6 – with a starting salary of $24.76/hour.

Deadline for applications for this position is Friday, March 17, 2023. 

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City Benefits

Permanent employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine and Thomas College.


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate***    For the safety of our employees and our constituents, the City of Portland requires that new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of employment.  Candidates may request an accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs at the conditional offer stage.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624.

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