Employment Opportunities

The Beacon is an equal opportunity employer. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, military/veteran status, disability or any category prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law.

 

Paralegal

Beacon Law, a program of The Beacon, is seeking a full-time paralegal position to advance its mission in removing civil legal barriers to housing and employment.

 

Paralegals will manage their own caseload while under the supervision of an attorney. They are required to provide compassionate customer service and expected to carry out any administrative duties. Strong organizational skills, ability to work autonomously, and keen attention to detail are required for this fast-paced position. Paralegal must prioritize assignments and successfully adhere to tight deadlines. The paralegal must be willing to learn and perform other job-related duties as assigned.

 

The Beacon Law team functions in a remote work and shared office space environment.  Our main office is located in Downtown Houston and occasional reporting to that location is required.  The job candidate must be able to work productively remotely and have high speed internet access during working hours.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and manage caseload under the direction of an attorney including but not limited to the following:

    • Interview clients and gather documentation

    • Draft and file court motions, letters, and other written forms of communication

    • Communicate with clients and courts or other parties for any necessary follow up

  • Screen online applications under the direction of an attorney

  • Assist with conducting in-person intake regularly at The Beacon Day Center and other community outreach events as needed

  • Administrative duties as assigned such as answering the main line and processing mail

  • Perform legal research and other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Paralegal certificate (preferred)

  • Bachelor’s Degree or other higher education. Three years or more experience will substitute for a Bachelor's Degree.

  • Passion and experience in public interest/nonprofit sector and knowledge of trauma-informed care a plus

  • Must have excellent computer skills; proficiency in G-suite and ability to utilize a digitized case management system

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as organization skills.

  • Must be able to analyze information and data and create accurate and timely documentation for client records.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a cross-functional team, in a fast-paced, non-traditional environment while maintaining professional boundaries.

  • Spanish speaking is a plus but not required

  • Familiarity with local nonprofits engaged in services to the homeless populations is helpful.

 

Physical Demands:

This position requires that the individual be able to lift up to 20 pounds, be seated for extended periods for computer work, and be comfortable working in various environments such as outdoors and/or in non-traditional settings on occasion.

 

Job Classification:

Full-time/40 hours weekly/Non-exempt

This position is non-exempt.  Salary is commensurate with market rate in legal aid services and candidate’s experience.  Excellent benefits package that includes paid vacation and holidays; a retirement plan; health, dental, and life insurance. This position is grant funded and not guaranteed beyond the term of the grant. 

 

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, a resume, and list of professional references to hr@beaconhomeless.org.  Indication of any relevant work or volunteer experience in the cover letter is highly encouraged.

Brigid's Hope Case Manager

Brigid's Hope, a program of The Beacon, is looking for a case manager who will provide support, case management, and coordination of services to women transitioning from homelessness with a criminal background from Texas prisons and jails.  The case manager may also participate in selection of clients for program and provide direct support to Program Director, program therapist and resident assistant in developing goals and objectives for clients in the program. 

Responsibilities:

  • Engage individuals seeking assistance, including building rapport, assessing needs, and establishing a case management plan while maintaining professional boundaries.

  • Complete case management assessments with clients and develop service plan and goals

  • Monitor and evaluate goals outcome with clients

  • Provide coordination of services to community resources

  • Complete HMIS training and follow HMIS requirements and guidelines as set by the Coalition for the Homeless and The Beacon.

  • Document case management visits in client files and in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) database.

  • Participate as team member on monthly interdisciplinary meeting

  • Assist Program Director in preparing monthly reports for COO and CEO

  • Work as a team member with Program Director, program therapist and resident assistant

  • Assist with supervision of social work intern students

  • Represent BH in the community with service providers and agencies,

  • Assist Program Director in maintaining and establishing relationships within the community

  • Serve as liaison between clients and program staff  

  • Facilitate Groups

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s in Social Work or degree in related field

  • Knowledge of

    • Service plan and documentation

    • NASW Code of Ethics

    • Homelessness and resources

    • Human behavior, mental illness and substance abuse

    • Incarcerated population

    • Facilitation of groups

  • Be flexible and available to work evenings and some weekends

  • Working vehicle, and Texas DL with appropriate insurance

  • Use computers and program related software proficiently.

  • Positive attitude and passion for the mission of The Beacon.

  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent communication skills including verbal and professional writing skills. Must be able to analyze information and data and create accurate and timely documentation for client records.

  • Experience or training in working with related populations including individuals experiencing mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness is preferred.

  • Ability to work in a non-traditional environment and maintain professional boundaries.

  • Familiarity with local nonprofits engaged in services to the homeless populations helpful.

 

Physical Demands:

This position requires that the individual be able to lift up to 20 pounds, be seated for extended periods for computer work, and be comfortable working in various environments such as outdoors and/or in non-traditional settings on occasion.

 

Job Classification:

Full-time/30-40 hours weekly/Non-exempt

This position is non-exempt. Excellent benefits package that includes paid vacation and holidays; a retirement plan; health, dental, and life insurance. 

Please send resume and cover letter to hr@beaconhomeless.org . Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Chief Program Officer

Join the leadership team of one of the premiere nonprofit partners in the Greater Houston’s collaborative work to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring. The Chief Program Officer (CPO) is a new position in a growing organization, serves as a member of the executive leadership team, and is actively engaged in strategic initiatives. The CPO should be forward thinking in the direction and development of programs and program staff, ensure that the vision and goals of the organization remain client focused, and create strategic plans with trackable outcome measures to secure and strengthen funding opportunities. In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the executive team, the CPO is responsible to establish a vision and guiding philosophy that will inform short- and long-term program goals and drive new programs. The CPO will lead and monitor service delivery as The Beacon carries out its mission to provide essential and next-step services to restore hope and help end homelessness in Houston.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for all program staff and short- and long-term program goals.

  • Work effectively with the executive leadership team and managers to advance the mission and goals of The Beacon.

  • Identify and develop new program efforts and monitor the effectiveness of existing and new programs.

  • Ensure that compliance standards are met across applicable local, state, and federal entities and grantors.

  • Develop program policies and procedures that align with service delivery and meet the requirements of government contracts, grants, foundations, or otherwise required by the organization.

  • Support The Beacon’s fundraising efforts through relationship building, site visits, presentations, reports, and events.

  • Promote the programs by sharing wins, client success stories, challenges, and needs throughout the organization including staff, funders, private donors, and collaborative partners to keep individuals informed and motivated.

  • Promote clear communication and collaboration between departments throughout the organization to ensure succinct progress toward current goals.

  • Strengthen community partnerships to promote external resources and internal program development.

  • Represent The Beacon at events, board meetings, and other meetings and activities.

  • Problem-solve to address any program issues that arise and engage and inform the CEO and COO as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and advance degree in a related field preferred. Three or more years related experience may be substituted for an advanced degree.

  • Positive attitude and passion for the mission of The Beacon.

  • Effectively use critical thinking skills as well as develop and implement new skills when needed in a fast-paced environment.

  • Progressive experience managing people and programs required.

  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent communication skills including verbal and professional writing skills. Must be able to analyze information and data and create accurate and timely documentation for client records and reports.

  • Experience or training in working with related populations including individuals experiencing mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness is preferred.

  • Ability to work in a non-traditional environment and maintain professional boundaries.

  • Experience in computer software including Microsoft Office, Google, database management and ability to troubleshoot and problem solve common computer issues.

  • Familiarity with local nonprofits engaged in services to the homeless populations helpful.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to hr@beaconhomeless.org . Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.