Housing Coordinator/ Case Manager- Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS)
Company: Community Healthlink
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Overview:Come join a friendly and inclusive team that provides
quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) recognizes the power of a
diverse community and seeks applications from individuals with
varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Community
Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Case
Manager/Housing Coordinator in Worcester.
Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) is a comprehensive
clinically focused service anchored by a multi-disciplinary team
that provides clinical coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365
days a year through an integrated team led by clinical staff. ACCS
serves adults 18 years of age or older with a significant mental
health or substance abuse diagnosis. ACCS Integrated Teams provide
clinical interventions, employment support and peer and family
support to facilitate engagement, support functioning and maximize
symptom stabilization and self-management of individuals residing
in all housing settings. The Persons served through ACCS reside in
group living environments, supported individual environments,
Intensive clinical or Intensive Medical group living environments
or in independent living environments in the community.
The Case Manager performs and/or oversee the delivery of all
housing services to facilitate movement of Persons into permanent
independent housing by directing strategic interventions for
Persons in all housing settings to maintain tenancy, support
housing transitions and prevent homelessness.
Benefits:Compensation based on education and related work
experience, licensure and other qualificationsHealth and Dental
insurance (available upon starting)Generous paid sick, personal,
holiday, and vacation timeWork related travel reimbursementLife and
Disability insurance401k with agency contributionFlexible Spending
Accounts availableWellness activity discountsResponsibilities:
- Demonstrates person-centered strength-based communication and
relationships with Person's as well as effective verbal and written
communication with peers, supervisors, and other
- Knowledge and understanding of Housing First principles and the
various barriers and mitigation activities that can limit housing
options such as financial restrictions, CORI issues, perpetrator
issues, immigration status, etc.
- Experience and ability to employ effective training and
mentoring skills using Motivational Interviewing techniques to
direct staff in implementing housing related activities and
- Manage all ACCS sponsor-based rental resources and subsidies
including the DMH Rental Assistance Program, Contract Rent and
other leveraged HUD resources
- Ensure that resources are used efficiently, promote movement
toward independent housing and meet the requirements of the
applicable subsidy(ies) and DMH Rental Subsidy Program Regulations
- Assist the Integrated Teams, the ICGLE team and the IMGLE team
in developing interventions that provide clinical services to
support Persons in obtaining and/or maintaining a housing setting
that best meets the Person's needs and preferences and supports
treatment goals, in a range of housing options including treatment
settings that are sensitive to age-related needs (e.g., young
adults developing independent living skills, older adults with
limited mobility) for Persons who require them.
- Provide feedback and assist teams when interventions are
proving unsuccessful by suggesting possible strategies that may
help mitigate barriers, improve engagement of Persons and/or reduce
ambivalence around movement to a lower level of care.
- Monitor Person's medication, refills, documentation of
medications and changes, assist with attending appointments, and
safe storage of medications.
- Assist all ACCS Persons in securing rental subsides through
affordable housing programs, including but not limited to, Mass
Rental Voucher Program (MRVP), Alternate Housing Voucher Program
(AHVP), and HUD.
- Work with your supervisor to provide training, guidance and
support to direct care staff in all ACCS programs to ensure
knowledge of Housing First principles, housing resources and
provision of effective housing related services to ensure Persons'
rapid access to housing and minimize restrictions to such
- Work with all Persons enrolled in the ACCS to ensure that they
are developing the skills necessary to transition and live in a
more Independent Housing setting and not seeing the supervised GLEs
as long term, permanent housing.
- Provide input for the Self Sufficiency assessments and
participate in Integrated Team meetings.
- Perform other related job duties.
- Will include transporting Persons in personal car or CHL
- Human Rights, Dual Diagnosis Infection Control, CPR, First Aid,
Agency and Divisional Policy and Procedure as well as other
required competencies. Obtaining MAP certification within five
months of employment.
- Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards
of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an
environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance
toward all employees, patients and visitorsQualifications:
- Grade 5: Case Manager I-High school diploma/GED/HiSet required;
Associates degree preferred
- Grade 6: Case Manager II: Requires a Bachelor's degree;
preferably in the field of psychology or human services
- Must have a minimum of 4 years related experience
- Must have extensive knowledge of Housing First principles,
housing and community resources, and HUD eligibility
- Must have a current valid US-issued drivers license and a
registered inspected and insured automobile for work related
purposes including transporting clients in a personal vehicle or
company van and travel between work sites
- Must be able to pass a CORI background checkCommunity
Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We
do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the
basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability,
religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference,
political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable
law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed
without regard to the above listed items.
If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the
requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These
regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected
veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability.
These regulations require affirmative action by Community
Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected
veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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