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Job Opening: Housing Support Liaison



Title of Position: Housing Support Liaison

Immediate Supervisor: Client Services/Case Management Director

 

Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Act as a point of contact for coordinating housing information for Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral & Developmental Health Program consumers in Indiana County.
  2. Assess and develop a housing need plan with each Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral & Developmental Health Program consumer referral.
  3. Act as the Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral & Developmental Health Program Liaison in initiating and coordinating referrals for priority consumers to appropriate housing resources and other county housing service providers and social service organizations in Indiana County.
  4. Maintain consumer files with information relating to their housing needs, including the housing need plan.
  5. Develop, implement and monitor polices and procedures for the:
    1. Consumer referral assessment
    2. Master Leasing Rent Program
  6. Coordinate advocacy support for consumers dealing with housing issues as a result of their mental illness.
  7. Create a housing assessment tool for case managers, inpatient staff, and other behavioral health professionals.
  8. Actively research grant opportunities and, with supervisor’s approval, write grant proposals to secure additional funding for developing resources.
  9. Participate in local, regional and safe housing committees and work groups to seek out opportunities for involvement in planning and developing housing options for Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral & Developmental Health Program consumers.
  10. Coordinate with the CHIPPS Coordinator at I & A Residential, Inc. on housing planning.
  11. Prepare correspondence, studies, and reports associated with administering the housing plan, as required and approved by the supervisor.
  12. Participate and complete SOAR Training in order to complete applications for all homeless and/or disabled clients including all other housing/homeless programs.
  13. Attend all training, as required by the supervisor, including, but not limited to, PA HMIS, Solar Training, etc.
  14. Comply fully with all contractual obligations.
  15. Prepare and distribute informational materials and talk to groups about the BDP Housing Program.
  16. Perform any and all duties assigned by the Executive Director.
  17. Confidentiality: All Agency personnel are subject to confidentiality policies as described in the Agency Personnel Policies. It will be a direct violation of confidentiality if clients are discussed outside of the department or with outside agencies without permission of the immediate supervisor or Indiana County Community Action Agency Administration staff.
  18. Sign and adhere to all agency Conflict of Interest policies.

 

Abilities and Qualifications:

  1. Must possess a B.A. or B.S. Degree.
  2. Must be able to work independently without close supervision.
  3. Excellent verbal skills to communicate to and relate with the public.
  4. Knowledge of the respective county, employment is in Indiana, and familiarity with the social service network and community resources.
  5. Possess excellent writing skills for case notes, reports, etc.
  6. Must have basic computer skills, have the ability to utilize computers, including the use of internet, and the ability to learn software programs.
  7. Good organizational skills and have the ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  8. Must have a valid PA Driver’s license, reliable transportation and be willing to travel.
  9. Must have or be willing to obtain Motor Vehicle Report, Act 33 & 34 clearances and FBI   clearance with fingerprinting.
  10. Must have vehicle insurance to comply with agency standards of coverage.

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