Adult Community Clinical Services
Eliot's Behavioral Health Division provides an integrated and comprehensive network of services to adults with psychiatric disabilities that are evidence based, provide rehabilitation and hope to those in services. Eliot is known for our innovative clinical approach, high quality clinical training and for having the most talented people in community behavioral health services.
Eliot's Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) program is an innovative clinical model that focuses on meeting each individual where they are at as we develop creative clinical interventions to support individuals in achieving their life goals. Eliot is seeking an experienced housing specialist with outstanding counseling skills, experience with homeless population and entitlements. The chosen person will be scrappy, emapthetic, and motivated to improve the lives of adult with mental illnesses. Our ideal candidate will be driven, with an interpersonal savvy that allows you to develop lasting relationships with both the people we serve and with ACCS Team Members.
Develop sound and working relationships with local landlords, housing authorities, housing advocates and DMH in order to assist Persons in finding housing.
Provide education to staff throughout the agency on housing subsidies, housing entitlements, and other housing opportunities for Persons.
Develop and track all housing subsidies provided to Eliot Persons. This includes all public subsidies and contract rental assistance.
Assist ACCS teams in working with Persons to obtain federal and state subsidies for permanent and safe housing.
Work with DMH licensors on developing properties for DMH subsidies and ensure that these properties meet Eliot Person's needs.
Assist in housing searches by meeting with staff and Persons to review benefits, look through newspapers, complete housing applications, use the internet and assess Person's needs for subsidies.
Ensure that all services provided are culturally and linguistically appropriate. This may include accessing and utilizing resources to meet the needs of persons.
Requires a BA/BS in a related field with at least 1 year of experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness or a High School diploma and 2 years of experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Must have the ability to develop relationships with landlords, realtors, housing authorities, homeless shelters and other housing providers. Must possess knowledge of public housing, tenancy rights and finding safe/adequate housing. Able to work a flexible schedule contingent upon program needs. Ability to consistently meet all necessary background and credentialing requirements. Computer literacy and skill in the use of computers and related software applications. Must have valid drivers license and reliable transportation. Must have reliable telephone notification system for emergency contact.
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