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Housing Specialist-Housing Search & Placement (HSP) 



Job Summary

  • Assist Bergen County families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness locate and secure permanent housing through supportive services.
  • Assess participants’ “housing ready” status and assist them in acquiring the required documentation needed to secure housing.
  • Conduct housing search, which includes scheduling and accompanying clients to the viewings.
  • Provide assistance with landlord negotiations as needed.
  • Formulate comprehensive treatment plans containing relevant goals, measurable objectives and realistic time frames for achievements.
  • Assess clients at intake, during ongoing service delivery and at discharge.
  • Act as a liaison and maintain open communication with existing case management entities and/or provide linkage to community service providers as appropriate.
  •  Work collaboratively with community providers.
  •  Respond to client-defined crisis as needed and consult with supervisor regarding each situation before taking action.
  • Deliver services consistent with the Housing First model.
  • Utilize own vehicle for outreaches when not transporting clients.
  • Transport clients as needed in agency vehicles.
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree with 1 year experience working with the homeless population.
  • Experience in one of the following: crisis intervention, counseling, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, housing procurement or job development.
  • Job requires use of own vehicle, valid driver’s license and must be insurable under agency’s automobile insurance policy.
  • Required to work a flexible schedule.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to Human Resources, CC your Supervisor, and we will forward it to the hiring manager.


CPNJ embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion in all of it policies and procedures. Care Plus adheres to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, et seq and NJ Law Against Discrimination.

Care Plus NJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has clarified that asking employees whether they have received the COVID-19 vaccine is not a disability-related inquiry under the ADA.  Care Plus as a healthcare provider mandates that all new hires have the COVID vaccination prior to the start date of employment. Requiring all employees to have the COVID vaccination is for the protection of our employees and the clients we serve.  Therefore, prior to Orientation you will be required to upload proof of your COVID vaccination or at the very least, proof of your first vaccine shot.  Failure to have this information timely upload to the onboarding portal may result in delay of your start date and/or withdrawal of the job offer.

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About the Organization CarePlus New Jersey is a northern New Jersey provider of recovery-focused mental health, substance abuse, and family services that address the unique needs of individuals with a holistic approach to recovery and overall wellness.

Operating out of over 23 sites - including three outpatient centers located in Paramus, Fair Lawn, and Montclair, ten residential facilities, offices at three local hospitals, and seven community offices - our services are convenient to clients located throughout Northern New Jersey. We also provide educational programs on mental health-related topics to area schools and community groups.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State laws.  
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