The Housing Coordinator reports to the Program Director and as a member of the Integrated Team, participates in engagement, assessment and treatment planning and in particular, helps persons to secure and maintain independent housing. This person has expertise in the housing and subsidy process and is a key player in the goal of facilitating movement into permanent independent housing.
Expectations of the role:
- Engage people and partner with them to improve their health and wellness, achieve symptom stabilization and self-management, develop and/or restore skills impacted by mental illness and live a self-directed life.
- Assist people with psychiatric and substance use disorders to identify personal priorities, preferences, strengths, and interests in order to help them establish goals that support a life in recovery.
- Provide direct care services in timely and flexible ways.
- Participate in the development and implementation of Safety Plans and Crisis Prevention and Response Plans in order to help prevent and mitigate risk factors.
- Work side by side with persons and Team staff to apply for housing subsidies and decent affordable housing.
- Is an “expert” in the area of housing and serves as a resource, providing training and consultation for Team staff.
- Facilitates informed decision-making by educating persons about laws and regulations that affect their housing status and subsidies.
- Assists in teaching skill building techniques that help move a person on to the most independent setting or level of care.
- Attends housing meetings convened by the DMH Metro Boston Housing Coordinator
- Acts as liaison with DMH, staff, family members, advocates, and local, state, and federal housing staff and programs as needed.
- Document each person’s progress in the confidential record according to established methods and procedures
- All other duties as assigned by the Program Director.
What you’ll need:
Education: High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelors Degree highly preferred.
Experience: Experience in managing affordable housing and/or housing support experience required. Knowledge of state and federal housing subsidy processes and DHCD and DND protocols
Skills: Must have Driver’s license. Must be MAP certified and CPR/1st aide certified within the first three months of hire (training provided).
Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:
• Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
• Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
• Employer Paid Life Insurance
• 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
• Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
• Medical/Dependent Care/Commuter Flexible Spending Accounts
• Access to Credit Union Banking
• Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
• Employee Referral Bonus Program
• Discounted Movie Tickets
• Comprehensive Training Program
• Internal Advancement Opportunities