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Housing Stabilization Specialist-WYRAP 

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Wyandot BHN is seeking a dedicated Housing Stabilization Specialist to join our team! The Housing Stabilization Specialist works in close collaboration with internal and external service providers in assessing client needs, developing and implementing service delivery to maximize independent functioning and housing stability in the community.  Provides housing related services including but not limited to connecting with community resources, coordinating and monitoring services with other agencies and monitoring lease compliance.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Establish a trusting relationship with the client, convey hope and respect.
  • Ensure clients in permanent supportive housing sites maintain a clean, safe home through a process of regular contact, encouragement, and life-skill training.
  • Work closely with clients to ensure understanding of lease obligations to promote housing retention.
  • Maintain a personal presence at the permanent supportive housing sites that promotes health, safety, and client’s participation in a quality supportive housing program.
  • Ensure inspections of apartments are performed weekly using an apartment inspection tool.
  • Work closely with housing partners and landlords as needed to promote client’s housing stability and ensure grant requirements are fulfilled.
  • Suggest other agency resources that might benefit the clients (peer support, vocational services, and outpatient services) to internal and external case management services team for referral and connection.
  • Use motivational interviewing techniques to actively engage clients in services.
  • Identify strengths and needs of clients and work to involve them in recovery in collaboration with the case management team.
  • Work to fully integrate clients into the community.
  • Work closely with families of clients to provide education and support.
  • Assist clients living in supportive housing programs to facilitate of sense of “community” among clients.
  • Provide individual/group psychosocial education related to the needs and interests of clients.
  • Complete all required documentation thoroughly, on time and according to agency standards (weekly EMR documentation to assure care coordination with all members of client’s treatment team)
  • Provides crisis prevention and intervention as needed in collaboration with the case management team.
  • Collaborate with behavioral health treatment team and or all internal and external service providers assisting assigned clients.
  • Support Program Manager in the collection of all required program documentation.
  • Collect rent and deliver to Program Manager on a monthly basis.
  • Coordinate, monitor and report on program achievement
  • Uphold confidentiality
  • Ensure compliance with landlord laws and federal regulations.
  • Ensure contractual compliance with funders (HUD)
 
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in the human services field, with emphasis in social work, psychology, rehabilitation or related field, or four years of equivalent experience in community mental health.
  • Prior experience working with diverse populations, specifically with adults with severe and persistent mental illness, people with substance use disorders, and people who are homeless or formerly homeless.
  • Ability to establish relationships with individuals and organizations of influence within the social services community, including civic groups, charitable agencies, related government entities, fundraising sources, etc.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Work in an often-stressful environment, including availability to respond to crisis situations at all times (nights, weekends, holidays, etc.).
  • Emotional capacity to control and manage self if clients act out or behave in a verbal or physical manner.
  • Ability to effectively use all devices, equipment, computer systems required to fulfill the essential functions of this position
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm  
Division Kim Wilson Housing  
About the Organization Wyandot Behavioral Health Network (Wyandot BHN) is a family of organizations serving the behavioral health needs of Wyandotte County, Kansas, and beyond.

Our network of organizations provides resources for adults, children and families in need of behavioral health services; individuals experiencing homelessness; assistance with housing, employment, and other needs.

Wyandot BHN organizations include:

• Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. - Supportive housing program
• RSI - 24/7 Crisis Center
• PACES - Children & adolescents behavioral health care center
• Wyandot Center - Adult behavioral health care center  
EOE Statement Wyandot Behavioral Health Network's family of organizations: Kim Wilson Housing, PACES, RSI and Wyandot Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Wyandot Behavioral Health Network to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression), disability, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. Any act of retaliation or discrimination against any person who has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in any investigation involving a complaint is prohibited.
 

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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