This position is part of a newly funded program, “HARPs,” a joint program in which client services are provided by KMHS and housing supports are provided through Kitsap Community Resources. The HARPs program is built on the Permanent Options for Recovery-Centered Housing (PORCH) project, designed to transform service delivery by promoting sustainable access to evidence based Permanent Supportive Housing. PORCH provides consumers with meaningful choice and control of housing and support services, utilizes Peer Housing Specialists, reduces homelessness and supports the Recovery and resiliency of individuals with serious mental illness. This collective impact project, which is founded on principles of Housing First permanent supported housing and the recovery model, will help some of the most vulnerable residents of Kitsap County. The service population will be persons with Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Abuse who meet Access to Care Standards; or who experience mental health issues and who meet Access to Care Standards; or who experience substance abuse issues and who do not meet Access to Care Standards for BHOs; or who are released from or at risk of entering either psychiatric inpatient settings or substance abuse treatment inpatient settings; or
who are homeless/at risk of homelessness (broadly defined.) PORCH is designed to transform service delivery by promoting sustainable access to evidence based Permanent Supportive Housing; provides consumers with meaningful choice and control of housing and support services, utilizes Peer Housing Specialists, reduces homelessness and supports the recovery and resiliency of individuals with serious mental illness. While this position involves some direct assessment of clients, it is predominately focused on intensive coordination of services for highly vulnerable clients through the supervision of a HARP services team of two housing peer specialists and daily coordination with the Kitsap Community Resources (KCR) Housing Solutions Center staff. Work is performed primarily at KCR and in the field.
This position will supervise Peer Support Specialist form both the HARPS Program, the Peer Bridger program and the Mental Health Professional form the Kitsap Connects Program.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Master’s degree in psychology, social services, or a related field required. Minimum of two years’ experience working with clients with mental illness required. Must be passionate about working with people who face complex social and health issues, including homelessness, chemical dependency, mental illness, and chronic disease. Must fully embrace and be willing to advocate for housing first, and harm reduction strategies. Prefer experience in co-occurring disorders treatment, housing and supportive services, and substance abuse treatment. Possess and maintain valid driver's license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation
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