The Planning Council seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce that shares our commitment to providing exceptional service with uncompromising integrity.  We believe that by fostering an environment in which employees’ differences are respected and valued, we can better meet the varying needs of the diverse clients and partners we serve.

Through a set of shared values, we are able to maintain an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility, fairness, and a commitment to excellence.  We strive to engage our employees in meaningful activities that offer professional growth and development opportunities.  It is in this manner that all employees are able to participate and contribute to their full potential as they provide exceptional service in support of our mission and strengthen our organizational effectiveness.

Qualified applicants for positions must submit a cover letter, resume, and employment application.  Required documents can be submitted as follows:

  • Use the online employment submission form below.
  • Email to
  • Mail to Cynthia R. Powell, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development
    The Planning Council, 5365 Robin Hood Road, #700, Norfolk VA 23513

Please note that all selected applicants are subject to a criminal background check and may be subject to a child protective services check and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.  The Planning Council is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all anti-discrimination policies of the USDA.

Current Positions Available


SALARY:                   $33,000 Annually

JOB OVERVIEW: This full-time position (40 hours per week) is part of a team of Housing Counselors supporting the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program. Tasks include interacting with a caseload of program participants to determine eligibility, processing documents for financial assistance, assisting with housing search and placement and collaborating with other service provider agencies to ensure housing stabilization services are provided

REQUIREMENTS: Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Social Work, Human Service Administration, or equivalent experience in human services or administrative field.  Previous experience working with homeless individuals and/or housing search and placement is preferred.  Excellent organizational skills, proficiency with database and word processing software required.  Must have the ability to relate well to individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and with varying abilities.  Valid driver’s license and DMV record, reliable transportation, and proof of vehicle insurance, and criminal background check are required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

In accordance with Federal law and policies of The Planning Council, TPC is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all anti-discrimination policies of the USDA.

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