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Title

Housing Stabilization Specialist - WYRAP 

Description

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. his position provides housing related services including but not limited to connecting with community resources, coordinating and monitoring services with other agencies and monitoring lease compliance.

 
Position Requirements

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Achieve Results

  1. Ensure that all clients seen are treated with dignity and respect, and experience effective yet minimally restrictive interventions. Meet or exceed the organization’s access standards for timely service.
  2. Meet or exceed departmental goals and expectations.
  3. Ensure that each client receives the highest level and quality of services available.

Operational Excellence

  1. Ensure that all treatments and interventions are delivered consistent with their programmatic intent and outcomes. Comply with all relevant laws, regulations, standards, and best practices to satisfy HUD requirements.
  2. Actively research and engage in the identification of internal and external resources and benefits which may be advantageous to the clients being served. Ensure all clients are appropriately connected to resources necessary for them to accomplish their expected treatment plans and outcomes.
  3. Ensure regular and consistent communication/feedback with supervisors regarding the practical application of professional training, best practices, philosophies, and standards consistent with those taught and directed by the organization.

Relationships

  1. Develop and maintain respectful, courteous, and professional relationships with all clients and their families. Work closely with all others involved in delivery of services to ensure that client needs are being met.
  2. Maintain positive, effective working relationships with other staff members, volunteers, donors, vendors, and other internal resource relationships critical to the efficient and effective operation of the organization.
  3. Develop and expand positive working relationships with current referral sources and related external partners and continue to seek out additional community services and benefits which may be of value to clients served.

Leadership and Workplace Culture

  1. Uphold and ensure all activities and conduct are compliant with internal policies, as well as all relevant laws and regulations. Always model the values and the mission of the organization, and act as good stewards of the organization’s resources.
  2. Proactively seek out and engage in professional development activities to remain current with best practices.
  3. Demonstrate behaviors that contribute to team cohesion and result in a positive, effective work team environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Establish a trusting relationship with the client, convey hope and respect.
  • Work closely with clients to ensure understanding of lease obligations to promote housing retention.
  • 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.
  • Complete all required documentation thoroughly, on time and according to agency standards
  • 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.
  • Coordinate, monitor and report on program achievement
  • Uphold confidentiality
  • Ensure compliance with landlord laws and federal regulations.
  • Ensure contractual compliance with funders (HUD)
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Professional

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in the human services field, with emphasis preferably in social work, psychology, rehabilitation or related field, or four years of equivalent experience in community mental health.

Physical/Environmental/Other

  • Valid driver’s license, liability insurance.
  • Work in an often-stressful environment. The 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.
  • Must meet all relevant licensing, credentialing, etc. requirements.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours  
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.
 

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