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Requisition Number 18-0044
Post Date 2/28/2018
Title Housing Specialist
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Division Clinical
Pay Frequency Semi-Monthly
City Culver City
State CA

Scope of Position:

Responsible for providing integrated community outreach support to individuals who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or incarceration, and have a serious mental illness.

Essential Functions

  • Completes client assessments; provides referrals for a housing match based on clients’ psychiatric condition, social support network, substance abuse issues, and readiness for independent living.
  • Documents all services provided and maintains client files, and program statistics as required by Didi Hirsch, contract, and or other related agencies.
  • Provides best match housing placement and assists client with interviewing for housing placement.
  • Interfaces with the related community agencies relative to housing for clients.
  • Gathers/maintains available information and prepares routine reports related to housing placement activity including client placement and successes and challenges to determine trends within the housing market and ensure long term placement for clients.
  • Monitors housing market activity to identify trends and prospective openings; keeps program staff apprised of new housing opportunities.
  • Maintains accurate, complete documentation of services provided to clients, ensures compliance with Didi Hirsch policies and procedures, state licensing, on other regulatory agencies, prepares a variety of reports on housing placement activity for program, division, and Agency.
  • Develops and maintains housing placement skills through seminars, workshops, or other forms of training/education.
  • Attends and participates in routinely scheduled program, division, and Agency staff meetings.

Job Requirements

  • Have a working knowledge of the housing market and placement of individuals that meet the criteria for placement services.
  • Support the values and mission of Didi Hirsch as related to employment.
  • Know and comply with Agency policies and procedures; HIPAA, Department of Mental Health, licensing policies and documentation guidelines; and other state/federal regulations.
  • Demonstrate current knowledge of all job specific skills including working effectively with homeless or at risk of becoming homeless individuals with a history of mental illness; case management; psychiatric crisis intervention; documentation; multi-cultural and socio-economic issues.
  • Possess demonstrated advocacy skills.
  • Present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Efficiently use the personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software and client database program.
  • Utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make effective decisions within policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch philosophies
  • Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
  • Current California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.

These requirements are typically met by a combination of education and experience that typically includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field with a minimum of one year experience working in a mental health setting with specific experience in housing placement.

The employee in this position must be able to perform this job safely, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others. 

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