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Housing Specialist

Company: Behavorial Health Network, Inc
Location: Springfield
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Use your experience working with people with health challenges towards supporting individuals improving their whole health status!Join our team of compassionate and competent professionals as a Housing Specialist at Behavioral Health Network! Provide high quality, person-centered care coordination related to tenancy sustaining and pre-tenancy supports and needs.Provide telephonic and in-person Care Coordination to assist individuals to find and maintain a safe affordable place to live.Additionally, the Housing Specialist provides services to members in the community to help overcome barriers impacting their engagement (member homes, health clinics, collateral providers, and supportive services).Communicates and negotiates with the landlord and/or property manager regarding the member's needs, including disability and reasonable accommodations.The Housing Specialist meets program specific requirements for productivity, member contacts, documentation, and work attendance. Who are we?The Care Management program provides team-based, comprehensive medical and behavioral Care Management (CM) services for children, youth, and adults in Western Massachusetts! CM teams are staffed by professionals including Registered Nurses, master's Level Behavioral Health Clinicians, and paraprofessional Care Coordinators. BHN partners with insurers and integrated primary care practices to provide whole health management. Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities. What are we looking for in a Housing Specialist?Qualifications/Requirements

  • 1 year of work experience with supportive housing programs.
  • 1-2 years of work experience in a related behavioral health, substance use, human services and/or medical field (required).
  • Knowledge of supportive housing programs and community resources.
  • Knowledge of mental illness, the interface between mental health and medical conditions and systems, substance abuse, social determinants of health, and care coordination.
  • Familiarity with Internet, email systems, and electronic health records (EHRs).
  • English-Spanish speaking (Required).
  • High school diploma required; Community Health Worker Certification and/or bachelor's degree preferred. How do I apply to be a Housing Specialist?If you are interested in this opportunity, please click "Apply for Job" from Kronos/WFD or visit our website at and click on "Browse All Jobs" to apply! BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. NOTICE In accordance with the BHN Mandatory COVID vaccine policy - all staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated no later than day one of employment. Medical or religious exemptions will be offered and must be approved prior to starting work.

Keywords: Behavorial Health Network, Inc, Springfield , Housing Specialist, Other , Springfield, Massachusetts

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