Diversified Community Services is a deeply-embedded neighborhood based nonprofit agency serving nearly 8,000 children, youth, adults, and families in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia. Diversified is a multi-purpose social service agency emphasizing education and skill-building while providing early childhood education as an integral function of its mission to serve Point Breeze’s low-income community. Diversified has been providing a comprehensive array of services to children and adults in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philadelphia for over a century. Services include:
- For young children: Early childhood education
- For school-age youth: Out-of-school time programming (after school and summer camp); and case management for at risk youth
- For adults: Employment training, parenting education, energy assistance programs, housing counseling programs, and financial literacy; and
- For the community at large: Affordable housing and community economic development
The Housing Counselor is responsible to obtain basic information, perform a thorough needs assessment, help clients make a financial/housing goal plan, and qualify clients for the housing department. This includes ensuring that all housing clients are properly screened and the intake process is complete prior to the start of the counseling session. In addition, the Housing Counselor will be provided the necessary training and skill-building in order to become eligible for and maintain the necessary Housing Counseling Certifications in order to be qualified as a Housing Counselor. The Housing Counselor will spend ½ weekly at Diversified’s Tasker Village Affordable Housing complex to assist residents with information and referrals to promote self-sufficiency through education and skill building.