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Housing Specialist

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Community Center for Integrated Health - Bridgeport, CT

Description

Recovery Network of Programs, Inc. (RNP), is a private, non-profit, social service agency which has been serving the Greater Bridgeport Community and Fairfield County area since 1972. RNP is dedicated to helping those living with substance use, mental health disorders, and homelessness. Our mission is to restore hope, health, and wellbeing for individuals and families in a recovery environment that embraces compassion, dignity and respect.

Recovery Network of Programs, Inc. (RNP), is a private, non-profit, social service agency which has been serving the Greater Bridgeport Community and Fairfield County area since 1972. RNP is dedicated to helping those living with substance use, mental health disorders, and homelessness. Our mission is to restore hope, health, and wellbeing for individuals and families in a recovery environment that embraces compassion, dignity and respect.

In accordance with RNP's Mission Statement, Philosophy of Client Care and Code of Ethics as stated in the Personnel Policies and under the supervision of the Program Director, the Housing Specialist serves as an advocate and specialist to support the clients of the Population of Focus (POF) with a commitment to the mission of ending homelessness.

Hours

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm (some flexibility required)

CORE FUNCTIONS

  • Assesses and records medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to client's situation and evaluates these capacities.
  • Assertively links individuals to community resources and other natural supports.
  • Develops and documents person centered Housing Plans.
  • Maintain timely progress notes which record and monitor client progress primarily with regard to housing but may include finances, employment, nutrition, basic needs, physical health, mental health and substance abuse related issues.
  • Serve as advocate for clients in obtaining necessary Housing resources and services.
  • Participate in Coordinated Access Network Housing Solutions Meetings as scheduled.
  • Maintain a current list of local landlords, realtors, and property management companies with apartments.
  • Adhere to all standards as it relates to documentation requirements.
  • Attend and be prepared for case management and staff meetings.
  • Prepare weekly supervision agenda.
  • If appropriate, assume on-call responsibilities.
  • Maintain work schedule which allows for monthly weekend rotations.
  • Assumes all other appropriate duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Qualifications

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or Associate degree in human services or equivalent experience working with adults with substance abuse and mental health, and homelessness required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Knowledge/experience of homelessness, SUD and COD required.
  • The Specialist will have at least one full year of sobriety if in recovery if applicable.
  • Familiarity with the Greater Bridgeport Area/Fairfield County
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of social service case management services.
  • Knowledge of the physical, psychological, social and economic effects of homelessness, substance abuse, physical and emotional illness, crisis intervention.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work independently or with a group.
  • Assertively link individuals to housing and community resources.
  • Ability to engage local landlords, explain subsidies process and advocate for landlord participation.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Highly motivated, organized, creative with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively with populations who have experienced vulnerability, trauma, economic poverty, incarceration, substance use, developmental delays, compromised mental wellness, brain injuries, literacy and numeracy issues, and/or other conditions or situations that have impacted housing stability.
  • Must be flexible with work schedule and willing to work two evening shifts and weekends if deemed necessary.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES

  • Must hold current CT driver’s license, have own transportation, and proof of insurance.
  • Incumbents may be required to obtain certifications or training as required for the role

Benefits(for full time employees):

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Healthcare or Dependent Care accounts or Health Savings Account
  • Generous employer contribution provided for annual healthcare expenses
  • Basic Life insurance at no cost to employee
  • Generous Paid Time Off as well as14 Holidays and Birthday off
  • Retirement plan- 403b with discretionary employer contribution
  • Tuition, License and Certification Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional voluntary insurance for short-term and long-term disability

Recovery Network of Programs, Inc.

2 Trap Falls Rd. Suite 405, Shelton, CT 06484

https://recovery-programs.org/

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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