Financial Stability Specialist

POSITION: Financial Stability Specialist
REPORTS TO: Program Director Family Housing Stabilization
CATEGORY: Full-Time/Exempt/Permanent
LOCATION: In-Person, Alexandria, Virginia

The Financial Stability Specialist is responsible for the overall development, planning, and implementation of FACETS’ Workforce Development Activities to include operations of the Career Resource Center including the tasks of job placement and career development for participants in FACETS programs. The Financial Stability Specialist is responsible for developing, establishing and maintaining the pool of employment and training partnerships to be accessible to households with children accessing Facets Programs with a focus on the Next Steps Family Programs.


About the Organization:

FACETS is a non-profit organization that opens doors by helping parents, their children, and individuals who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County. We meet their emergency needs through our wrap around services and community partnerships, and help individuals and families experience safe and stable housing after years of uncertainty and instability. We strive to ensure that every person in our community has a place they can call homeHere at FACETS, every team member plays a role in making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess program participants’ financial stability including income from all sources and earned income potential.
  • Provides financial counseling to foresee and prevent financial crisis. Ensures that participants are aware of how to gain wealth through savings programs either with banking institutions or through Facets.
  • Assists participants with applying for all applicable benefits and sources of income for which the household qualifies.
  • Lead quarterly employment-readiness classes.
  • Write or coordinate resume writing with FACETS program participants write on-line career profiles, match job skills with applicant qualifications, and refer qualified applicants to employers.
  • Compile, and be readily familiar with, FACETS candidate resumes, portfolios and qualifications.
  • Maintain existing organizational partnerships as well as establish new partnerships with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations such as job training programs, professional clothing programs, through coordinating meetings, and through regular written correspondence.
  • Provide labor market trends and community resource information to FACETS program participants.
  • Research the internet, newspapers, staffing agencies and other resources for job leads and locate jobs for FACETS program participants.
  • Locate job opportunities as well as external job readiness and job-seeking events, and report information on such opportunities to program staff and program participants; maintain the FACETS Career Center.
  • Research all educational and training programs and develop partnerships with training providers for scholarship opportunities.
  • Coordinate informational events with representatives from corporate partners, themed on the qualities of successful job placement for long -term employment.
  • Coordinate special field trips to employment-related events and destinations.
  • Explain the benefits and employment support services provided by FACETS and other programs to employers, including addressing employer’s special needs.
  • Advocate for FACETS candidates for employment as they apply for potential employment opportunities, serving as intermediary between potential employers, staff and program candidates.
  • Conduct necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions and communicate regularly with employers that have hired FACETS program participants.
  • Travels and makes home visits to meet program participants as well as works an adjusted work schedule including evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Uses automated technology including HMIS, Excel, and hard copy files to maintain, update, and report on case data, goal attainment, and outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Assists in managing the FACETS FSS budget for program expenditures.
  • Participates in program staff meetings and conferences to share ideas and plans; works cooperatively with staff to meet FACETS goals.
  • Participates in and conducts in-service training for staff development. Actively supports FACETS’ mission-oriented outcome evaluation and outcome management.
  • Prepares proposals, reports, and statistics for submission to funding sources Represents FACETS in the community, in accord with Agency Mission, Vision, and Code of Ethics.
  • In partnership with the Volunteer Manager, incumbent will serve as the staff supervisor for a group of FACETS volunteers who support the Financial Stability Services team. Volunteers work remotely and assist in drafting and editing client resumes and cover letters.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree with three years’ experience in employment services, social services, or social work.
  • Requires knowledge and belief in “Housing First” and “Rapid Rehousing” philosophy and strategies.
  • Knowledge of current social service, homeless, and housing issues and methods/approaches to address issues.
  • Experience in job readiness/financial stability programming including program outreach and partnership building.
  • Passionate about resolving homelessness and housing instability through financial stability.
  • Results-oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Public speaking experience and strong public speaking skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to schedule and manage workload sufficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to use HMIS to establish and maintain case records and to facilitate data collection.
  • Excellent data entry and data quality skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software, including Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends.
  • Ability to lift items weighing 10-20 pounds.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, good driving record, and personal car insurance.
  • Must be able to drive 15 passenger van.
  • Must pass criminal background and Child Protective Services background checks.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to attend occasional meetings at other FACETS office locations within Fairfax County, including 3 annual organization-wide fundraising events each year.

Salary Range:

$50,000 – $55,000 annually

FACETS offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualification/experience.


  • Paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for full-time employees with competitive family rates and 3 medical plan options.
  • Paid Basic Life Insurance with an option to buy additional coverage
  • 403(b) retirement plan options with generous matching
  • Generous leave package for full-time employees: paid annual vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays per calendar year plus 3 floating holidays to use within the fiscal year; 12 weeks of maternity leave; paid bereavement leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for healthcare and dependent care
  • Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability 100% employer paid
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Reimbursement of work-related expenses including portions of mileage, cell phone and data expenses
  • On-going professional development and training; reimbursement for portions of tuition, training, or (re)certification in areas related to current position

Everyone at FACETS is driven to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors experiencing homelessness, hunger, and poverty. FACETS is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. FACETS is an equal opportunity employer with a culturally diverse work environment. Our welcoming community encourages collaboration across programs for our rewarding work.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to

Equal Employment Opportunity M/F/D/V.