ABOUT GEDCO: Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation was incorporated in 1991 by a coalition of faith leaders in the Govans neighborhoods of north Baltimore City. Over the past thirty years, GEDCO has developed hundreds of units of affordable housing for older adults, provided supportive housing to individuals exiting homelessness, and offered loving compassion to neighbors. Today, GEDCO is an independent, interfaith nonprofit organization driven by 500 community volunteers, 55 member organizations, 16 employees, a two million dollar annual operating budget, and a mission to provide affordable housing, supportive services, and emergency assistance to community residents to foster each person’s maximum human potential.
ABOUT GEDCO HOMELESS SERVICES – MICAH HOUSE AND HARFORD HOUSE: GEDCO operates Micah House (on York Road) and Harford House (on North Avenue), which provide housing (single room occupancy units) and supportive services for a total of 59 formerly homeless people. We assist residents in reaching their fullest potential utilizing a Housing First approach.
ABOUT THE ADVOCACY COUNSELOR POSITION: The Advocacy Counselor works with residents to provide linkages to services, group living facilitation, supportive counseling, and case management, with a primary goal of helping residents to maintain permanent housing and to achieve other specific short and long-range goals. Responsible for statistical reporting and online and paper file documentation. This individual would also be the Coordinated Access Specialist, coordinating applications and referrals from the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services. Advocacy Counselors support residents to build a sense of community.
The job responsibilities include:
- Case Management
- Coordinated Access Specialist
- HMIS Coordinator
Employment Requirements: Minimum of five years’ experience in effective case management for individuals who have experienced homelessness. A successful candidate will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field.
Compensation: This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week, with paid vacation and full fringe benefits and a salary range of $40,000 to $45,000. GEDCO is an equal opportunity employer.
To Apply: Please send a personalized cover letter with a resume via email to Ted Gross, Chief Program Officer at tgross@GEDCO.org. We will contact each applicant either during or after the hiring process is completed. No calls, please.