Housing Counselor - Supportive Housing

Twin Oaks Community Services Trenton , NJ 08601

Posted 3 months ago

Join our team today and immerse yourself in a rewarding career for years to come!

As a Housing Counselor, you will work in a supportive housing setting in Trenton, Mercer County, NJ.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform outreach, engagement and assessment to enroll consumers in program services

  • Maintain knowledge of each consumer and share knowledge with other team members through active participation in team meetings, regular review of consumer's case record to ensure optimal responsiveness by staff to client's changing needs, consult with other staff regarding treatment plan, and regular progress updates to other staff concerning work performed on consumer's behalf

  • Assist client in finding, selecting and furnishing affordable housing of their choice and complete all necessary subsidiary documentation; ensure documentation is provided to DMHAS and other funding sources

  • Assist residents in understanding their rights and responsibilities under a tenant lease arrangement and mange disputes with other residents or landlords

  • Assess with clients strengths and skill deficits related to independent living; assisting clients in acquiring needed skills before and after placement in their new homes

  • Assist and link clients in learning about their neighborhoods (banks, stores, transportation, recreational opportunities and other community supports)

  • Provide supportive counseling and assist consumers in problem solving

  • Collaborate with consumers, family members and other providers to develop service plans

  • Transport consumers and teach them how to take public transportation

  • Provide services including but not limited to psycho-education and support, symptom assessment and management, family/significant other education and support, consumer advocacy and activities of daily living

  • Provide crisis intervention as needed

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary

  • Medical and dental insurance

  • Vision plan

  • Retirement plan

  • Flexible spending plan

  • EXCELLENT time benefits

  • Opportunity for personal and career growth

  • Team oriented environment we practice the FISH! Philosophy

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a mental health related discipline

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in unrelated field with one year related experience

All positions require a valid driver's license in good standing, pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check. Oaks Integrated Care considers applicants for all positions without regard to: race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; sexual orientation; marital or veteran status; the presence of a medical condition, genetic information or handicap, unrelated to performing the tasks of the job; or any other legally protected status.

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