Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Housing Coordinator

    Job Locations US-CA-San Bernardino
    Req No.
    2018-3540
    Category
    Other
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • About our Program and Organization

    The San Bernardino Action Program is a full service partnership (FSP) with the Department of  Behavioral Health to provide a broad range of services to clients who are challenged with severe and persistent mental health issues, high users of emergency services and homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our work is community based and staff work in collaboration with homeless outreach teams.

     

    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.   Since 1978, 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. MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”. MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, employee assistance program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick for eligible employees.

    Job Summary and Responsibilities

    The Housing Coordinator locates housing opportunities for clients, manages the leasing process for various agreements, and will work closely with staff, the program manager, the and the Vice President.

     

    • 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, sponsor-based leasing, and assists in the overall supervision of Assertive Community Treatment supported housing programs.
    • Assists clients in obtaining necessary documents for housing placement. Will serve programs’ clients, providing services in the field, and provides on-call and after-hours services as required by contract and as assigned.
    • Operates as a fully integrated member of the Assertive Community Treatment team. Interacts with the ACT team during Daily Organizational Meetings, and works late shift and weekends as assigned.
    • Works closely with program direct service staff to coordinate appropriate housing options for clients relative to functioning level and individual needs and preferences.
    • Attends all required provider’s meetings in the community and represents MHS Assertive Community Treatment program in a positive and professional way.
    • Conducts extensive liaison with professional members of the housing industry as well as homeless and housing providers.
    • 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.
    • Interacts with vendors to ensure all housing payments are made in a timely manner. Develops monthly reports for funding streams, and updates team on a regular basis about housing alternatives and changes in availability.
    • Develops and runs housing ‘invoice’ vouchers as outlined in program procedure for timely payment of clients’ housing, and tracks rent payments in collaboration with the Administrative Assistant.
    • Complies with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPAA.
    • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth 
    • Demonstrates adequate care and responsibility for equipment and ensures facilities upkeep and safety.
    • Participates in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program. 

     

    Qualifications

    • Five years’ experience providing housing-related social services to clients; OR
    • 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.
    • Fluency in English required.   Fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, or Arabic preferred.

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