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Temporary Housing Stabilization Specialist #28548

Temporary Housing Stabilization Specialist

Salary: DOE

12 months of experience working with a homeless population, providing direct care and/or active case management and referral services to homeless individuals required 

A Boston nonprofit is looking to hire a Temporary Housing Stabilization Specialist to work within a team of Housing Placement Specialist as well as the Housing Placement Navigator and the Housing Benefits Navigator to ensure that they develop and execute sustainable and expeditious housing plans.

Responsibilities

  • Housing Stabilization Specialist will utilize progressive engagement; least amount of support needed to be successful
  • Connect individuals to assets, which increase income and mainstream benefits, and support which increases stability while in housing
  • Facilitate on-going communication between the guest, housing authorities, property owners and community programs and partners
  • Develop Individual Service Plans (ISP) as part of the transition from shelter to housing
  • Develop and help educate individuals with skills that better helps them to manage money and be good neighbors and tenants
  • Work under tight timeframes for accurately entering guest information into the approved Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and Carelogic data for those guests who are enroll in CSPECH
  • Provide exceptional customer service both internally and externally and will work in partnership with other emergency services and housing department staff to provide integrated service delivery

Requirements

  • BSW, BA or BS in a human service-related field [or High School Diploma and at least three (3) years of equivalent experience in a social service setting]
  • Certification, training, or formal education in counseling and/or case management/stabilization services
  • Minimum of 12 months of experience working with a homeless population, providing direct care and/or active case management and referral services to homeless individuals
  • Strong written communication and documentation skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Products, including Excel and Outlook
  • Experience working with people who have untreated mental illness, and/or active substance addiction
  • Knowledge of the issues related to homelessness, particularly around housing, S/A, mental illness and economic factors as precipitants to homelessness
  • A working knowledge of homeless referral networks

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Categories: Temp or Contract| Miscellaneous Jobs, Region| Metro Boston - Massachusetts

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