Housing Coordinator

Website Good Samaritan Haven

The Housing Coordinator will be focused on providing holistic case management to assist adults with histories of chronic homelessness, serious psychiatric disabilities, and co-occurring substance use disorders to overcome barriers to housing. The Housing Coordinator works closely with the Outreach Coordinator to proactively engage clients who are regularly outdoors to provide out-of-the-box methods of reaching clients who have been historically living on the streets to connect with services that may provide short-term comfort or access to services that may ultimately assist in obtaining housing.

Provide respectful engagement with adults that may suffer from serious mental illness and/or substance abuse issues to support each client’s goals by connecting them to services and/or programs that will assist them to foster self-reliance and overcome barriers to safe and affordable housing.  A strong emphasis on collaborating with community partners to provide ongoing support, encouragement, and engagement to achieve housing. This is a temporary position that is anticipated to last approximately through the end of 2021.

Duties and responsibilities

Maintain confidentiality and practice ethical case management
Assist with clients to complete housing applications by ensuring the application has all appropriate verification and documentation that is pertinent to each case
Obtain Releases of Information and supporting documentation to scan to Housing Authorities and/or community partners
Support clients by assisting with apartment searches both online and through newspapers, bulletin boards, and general networking
Connect clients with various programs to achieve self-sufficiency or normalcy by establishing trust and setting goals to complete tasks
Contact landlords to establish and develop a meaningful relationship to provide a bridge between the shelter and stable housing
Attend weekly meetings with local partners and coordinate team meetings with others working with our clients

Regularly check-in or meet with the Outreach Coordinator to discuss cases and to maintain a clear understanding of street culture to coordinate plans to provide ways to connect clients with services (EBT, Phone service) to enhance stability
Assist client to schedule rides for appointments for continued medical and mental health wellness
Participate in monthly check-ins and supervisory sessions with Supervisor to review the work, discuss assistance needed and identify priorities
Participate in weekly team meeting to update team leaders and coordinate services
Coordinate with outside inpatient services or recovery centers to establish linkage to ongoing self-help programs or recovery coaching
Maintain case notes and promptly file in client’s records
Perform other related work as directed i.e., administrative tasks, scanning, copying, scheduling, and regular communication with both clients and team members.

 

 

To apply for this job please visit www.goodsamaritanhaven.org.