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RCP Housing Specialist- $3,000 Hiring Bonus

Company: Central City Concern
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Central City Concern is an innovative nonprofit agency providing comprehensive services to single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. We hire people that are skilled and passionate to meet our mission to end homelessness through outcome-based strategies which support personal and community transformation.

CCC's Blackburn Center is seeking a Housing Specialist for the Recuperative Care Program!

Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

$3,000 Hiring Bonus!

The Blackburn RCP Housing Specialist works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to assist participants in the Recuperative Care Program with identifying, securing, and moving into affordable permanent housing, transitional or other placement options when they are discharged from RCP. RCP works with partner hospitals and referring agencies to provide recuperative care for both the acute and ongoing medical needs of patients and also providing short-term emergency supportive housing, crisis management, referral to appropriate substance abuse, physical health, and mental health treatment, access to benefits and entitlements, appropriate and affordable housing, and further provide solutions to ending-homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency.

As the Housing Specialist, you will coordinate with case management staff and in collaboration with community partnerships on the development and execution of housing and treatment plans.

Duties will include:

  • Work as a member of the Blackburn Center multi-disciplinary team to deliver comprehensive, client centered and trauma informed integrated services.
  • Actively participate in the integration of services at the Blackburn Center and identify new opportunities to improve collaboration between and within service and care teams while carefully following information-sharing guidelines.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for improvement within Blackburn Center workflows and logistics. Participate in review of Blackburn Key Performance Indicators; review and contribute to continuous improvement opportunities and plans.
  • Build understanding of and appreciation for diversity among Blackburn Center clients and support their connection to culturally responsive and culturally specific services as requested.
  • Pursue affordable housing options RCP program participants both inside and outside the Central City Concern system.
  • Work with other Recuperative Care and Blackburn Center staff to support the appropriate and effective use of primary care and specialty follow-up care.
  • Assist program participants in completing all appropriate forms for obtaining housing.
  • Attend housing and placement-related meetings required in order to best work with landlords, resident services and building staff.
  • Track all necessary documents such as housing applications, lease agreements and other housing forms for RCP patients.
  • Provide support to some program participants placed in the community as needed for a period of time post-RCP.
  • Advocate for program participants when necessary; attending meetings such as landlord/tenant meetings or court.
  • Become knowledgeable of landlord tenant law, Shelter-Plus Care voucher system, Section-Eight, and any other programs as deemed necessary.
  • Help patients move, secure furnishings and supplies, and/or make improvements to their dwelling to support housing stability.
    Requirements:
    • At least two years' experience working in pre-hospital/post-hospital setting and low-income housing. Extensive experience working with individuals experiencing mental health and addictions issues is preferred.
    • Must have or be able to obtain Healthcare Provider CPR/First Aid certification by first day of employment.
    • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.
    • Demonstrated ability to build & maintain relationships with community partners including but not limited to Home Forward, Housing & Urban Development, Portland Housing Bureau, and/or property management companies.
    • Must have an understanding of the causes of homelessness, medical and psychosocial sequelae, and the systems and processes used to help patients secure and maintain stable housing.
    • If in recovery, must be currently clean and sober.
      Benefits: Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees!
      • Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks per year at the time of hire. Accrual increases with longevity.
      • Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer match of 4.25% in your 1 st year, 6% in the 2 nd year, and 8% in your 3 rd year!
      • 10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee's discretion.
      • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
      • Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance!
      • Sabbatical Program offering extended time off at years 7, 14 and 21.
        This description is intended to provide a snapshot of the work performed and is not designed to contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the position.

        As an agency deeply rooted in recovery, part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace includes post-offer, pre-employment drug screens. Please note we follow Federal Guidelines regarding prohibited substances, even for those legal at the state level.

        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

        The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Associated topics: adult, behavioral health, cell, clinical, domestic, field, mental health, msw, rww, youth

Keywords: Central City Concern, Vancouver , RCP Housing Specialist- $3,000 Hiring Bonus, Other , Vancouver, Washington

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