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HOUSING SPECIALIST - FRESNO HOME (Essential Position)

Company: Mental Health Systems, Inc
Location: Fresno
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Locate housing opportunities in defined areas to meet short-term, transitional, and permanent client-housing needs.
  • Coordinate and oversee various kinds of oversight agreements, including master leasing, scattered site leasing,and subsidy applications, and updates team on a regular basis about housing alternatives and changes in
    availability.
    • Work closely with program direct service staff to coordinate appropriate housing options for clients relative tofunctioning level and individual needs and preferences.
      • Work with professionals in the housing industry as well as advocates for disabled, homeless, senior citizens, veteransand low to moderate income persons.
        • Attend public meetings and engage in community outreach to provide housing assistance programinformation/education to the mental health and substance abuse service system.
          • Provide clinical interventions as it relates to housing needs: assist clients in obtaining necessary documentsfor housing placement, completing housing paperwork, and input client contact information using program
            electronic health record.
            • Work directly with Housing Coordinator to address clients' housing needs.
            • Assist clients by driving them to housing locations and helping them to secure required documents for housingplacement.
              • Comply with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPAA standards.QUALIFICATIONS
                • A.A. in social services field and three years of related work experience providing housing-related socialservices to clients.
                  OR
                  • Bachelor's degree and two years of related work experience providing housing-related social services toclients.
                    • Demonstrated knowledge of housing needs of individuals with mental illness
                    • Experience and ability to engage culturally diverse populations
                    • Ability to interact positively with persons of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and education and maintain thedistinction between therapeutic and social relationships.
                      • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate with clients, family members,community leaders, housing professionals and staff members.
                        • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite and EHR software.
                        • Ability to problem solve and react appropriately to emergency situations.
                        • Ability to work independently and effectively collaborate with a team.PAY RANGE: $20 - $22 / HOURLY
                          EducationRequired
                          • Bachelors or better in Psychology or related fieldEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Mental Health Systems, Inc, Fresno , HOUSING SPECIALIST - FRESNO HOME (Essential Position), Other , Fresno, California

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