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Housing Specialist/QP

Company: Easterseals UCP
Location: Morganton
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description The housing specialist is an integral member of the multidisciplinary team and has the responsibility to carry out rehabilitative services intended to increase and restore an individual---s ability to live successfully in the community by maintaining tenancy. The housing specialist will also work with individuals participating in the Transition to Community Living Initiative (TCLI). This member will also provide rehabilitation and support functions and assist in treatment; substance abuse services; education, support, and consultation to families; and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees. Essential Job Functions: Provides case management for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team. Assumes primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in conjunction with the Individualized Treatment Team (ITT); Participates in the provision of structured rehabilitative interventions to individuals served such as housing/tenancy sustaining services, money management and entitlements, activities of daily living, personal health, wellness and recovery, and community integration. Coordinates communication with guardians, care coordination, housing stakeholders, landlords, and other agencies serving the individuals being supported. Develops relationships with agencies that provide housing services, i.e., Housing Authority, permanent supportive housing providers, rapid re-housing providers, HUD-VASH, NC Housing Finance Agency, and relationships with local landlords to increase access to appropriate, safe, and affordable housing Provides individual and /or group supportive therapy and symptom management skills. Ensures immediate changes are made in treatment plans as client---s needs change. Educates and supports client---s families; and advocates for clients--- rights and preferences. Participates in comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history, mental status, and diagnosis; physical and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g. self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships. Provides on-call intervention covering after hours crisis needs on a rotating schedule. Documents client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures. Participates in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings. Participates in providing substance use and treatment services. Requirements Must have a strong commitment to the rights and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residence; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services. Knowledge of Community Housing Resources Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential. Must have a valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver---s license for the State of North Carolina. A bachelor---s degree in a related human service field with the minimum required full-time, post-baccalaureate accumulated MH/DD/SA experience with the population served or equivalent of education and required experience, as required in the staffing definitions to be credentialed as a Qualified Professional. Company Description Easterseals UCP is a leading provider of disability related-services in the communities in which we serve. Our purpose is to provide meaningful and exceptional services so that children and adults living with disabilities and mental health challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities. Click here to learn more Easterseals UCP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all staff.

Keywords: Easterseals UCP, Gastonia , Housing Specialist/QP, Other , Morganton, North Carolina

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