Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Housing Navigator

    Job Locations US-CA-San Bernardino
    Req No.
    2018-3319
    Category
    Administrative/Clerical
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.   

     

    For 40 years, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities impacted by behavioral health challenges.  MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”.   

    Position Description

    The Housing Navigator will serve the needs related to all aspects of  housing for the Assertive Community Treatment Team. 

     RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Locates housing opportunities in defined areas of the County that comprise the housing continuum including short-term, transitional and permanent options.
    • Coordinates and oversees various kinds of oversight agreements, including master leasing, scattered site leasing, and subsidy applications, and updates team on a regular basis about housing alternatives and changes in availability.
    • Works closely with program direct service staff to coordinate appropriate housing options for clients relative to functioning level and individual needs and preferences.
    • Conducts extensive liaison with professional members of the housing industry as well as homeless and housing providers.
    • Provides information about the program to community agencies connected to the mental health services system in order to educate them about the program.
    • Provides clinical interventions as it relates to housing needs, assists clients in obtaining necessary documents for housing placement, and document client contact using program electronic health record.
    • Works directly with other members of Housing staff to address clients housing needs.
    • Maintains a minimum degree of training and knowledge in cultural competency, co-occurring and gender responsiveness and routinely demonstrates these traits in every day work relationships.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • A.A in social services field and three years’ experience providing housing-related social services to clients; OR
    • Bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience providing housing-related social services to clients.

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