Human Services Counselor (Wed-Sun) – Oxford Street Shelter

Website City of Portland

Municipal Government for Maine's largest City.


Health and Human Services Department – Social Services Division

– Deadline Extended – Permanent, Full-Time (37.5 hours per week) – The schedule for this position is Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00am-5:30pm –

This position will focus on assisting homeless men and women staying at the Oxford Street Emergency Shelter by increasing community supports and overall stabilization leading to permanent, safe and supportive housing.  Includes applying for housing subsidies, location and placement in 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.

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 Support Services and Shelter Teams.  May supervise Shelter Attendant staff.

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, substance use 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 (please provide license number) and personal vehicle for work use.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.

Pro-Tech Union – Grade 6 – Pay range starting at $23.33/hour.

 Accepting applications until vacancy is filled.  


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City Benefits –

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 13 ½ 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.


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.


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

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