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Housing Specialist 

Description

Tunring Point Community Programs is seeking a Housing Specialist for our Merced Care Program. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) provides integrated, cost-effective mental health services, employment and housing for adults, children and their families that promote recovery, independence and self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative and high quality services that assist adults and children with psychiatric, emotional and/or developmental disabilities in achieving their goals. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) has offered a path to mental health and recovery since 1976. We help people in our community every single day – creating a better space for all types of people in need. Join our mission of offering hope, respect and support to our clients on their journey to mental health and wellness.

GENERAL PURPOSE

Responsible for assisting members in meeting their expressed goals toward housing and maintaining wellness while living in the community. Additional support in areas of transportation, counseling and advocacy will be provided as needed.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is an at-will direct service position within a program. The position is responsible for the attainment of housing resources for clients and provides direct assistance when needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSOIBILITIES – (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that could be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Works with clients to obtain and keep housing of their choice.
  • Develops and maintains a listing of housing options for clients.
  • Safely transports members and other passengers to and from appointments and activities using own personal vehicle.
  • Attends in-services and training on housing in the community.
  • Acts as liaison with board and care operators, room and board operators, county, and staff.
  • Keeps all other involved staff and agencies informed of client’s progress.
  • Provides support in transporting clients to appointments related to housing.
  • Provides documentation in the charts that is consistent with the service plan.
  • Provides prompt intervention in the event of a crisis both to stop the crisis and to notify, when indicated, persons and agencies necessary for the resolution of the crisis situation; provides “on-the-spot” counseling that is both helpful to the members and consistent with the philosophy of the program.
  • Insures the safety, health, and well being of members.
  • Completes paperwork as assigned in a timely manner.
  • Is personally responsible and held accountable for work hours and time management as coordinated with the Program Director.
  • Provides support to other staff members as needed.
  • Attends agency staff meetings unless approval for non-attendance is secured by the Program Director
  • Assisting with APR reports and the HUD data base system in e-snap

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Education, Training and Experience:

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is through graduation from high school or university with an Associate degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field; one (1) year of direct care experience working in mental health.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:

  • California driver’s license & current vehicle insurance/registration if driving; and,
  • Reliable means of transportation capable of passing vehicle safety inspection if more than five years old excluding all modes of two-wheeled transport inclusive of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 5/21/2021  
Location Merced (CARE)  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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