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Housing Support Specialist

Company: New Vista of the Bluegrass Inc
Location: Lexington
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

New Vista is a private, not-for-profit community mental health center home-based in Lexington, Kentucky. We serve 17 counties and have specialty programs throughout the state and typically serve over 25,000 adults and children through its primary service corporation. We are excited to announce that we have recently been awarded a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) grant and are looking for a Case Manager to join our Team. The CCBHC will give New Vista the ability to incorporate primary care into our treatment model along with many other services like a rural Assertive Community Treatment team, enhanced crisis services and new outreach teams. The grant dollars will be used to establish the new CCBHC model in Clark, Estill, Madison, Powell and Fayette counties. If you are an innovative, passionate professional seeking a position to serve in a mission driven, non-profit organization, we encourage you to apply. The Housing Support Specialist is part of a comprehensive community mental health team, and in collaboration with persons served, is responsible for providing supportive services, crisis intervention, and expertise through comprehensive assessment, planning implementation and overall evaluation of individual client needs. The overall goal of the position is to enhance the quality of client management and satisfaction and to promote continuity of care through the functions of recovery oriented services throughout Fayette, Madison, Clark, Franklin and Boyle Counties. The Housing Support Specialist is a positive team player that promotes a culture of inclusion and participation. Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with concentration in social work, psychology, or a closely related field that provides a specialized knowledge of the work to be performed
  • Must have a valid driver's license, reliable operating transportation, and proof of current auto insurance Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Coordinate and provide case management for clients living in permanent supportive housing
    • Serve as the primary liaison between case management and property management staff located at apartment sites throughout the Bluegrass Region
    • Collaborate with case managers for housed clients to ensure continuity of care and access to local resources
    • Provide case management in line with Housing First principles to work toward client-identified goals which may include everyday life skills such as financial management, household and self-care, learning to use public transportation, coordinating telehealth or transportation to relevant medical and psychiatric appointments and building natural family, friend and community supports to increase community engagement
    • Assist clients in meeting requirements of their rental lease
    • Responsible for providing clinical and programmatic documentation in accordance with New Vista standards
    • Provide crisis intervention support and intervention in a compassionate and professional manner
    • Communicate immediately with supervisor and other team member regarding concerns or changes in an individual's appearance, mood, clinical or medical status
    • Participate in team and treatment planning meetings to assist clients with the identifying and attaining goals
    • Maintain all appointments with clients While we welcome all to apply, there are some position specific background stipulations that must be met to comply with various regulatory and contractual requirements. New Vista prohibits discrimination and harassment against any applicant, employee or contractor based on sex, race, color, age, national or ethnic origin, religion, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, working conditions, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, wage and salary administration, employee benefits and training. It is also the company's policy to prohibit all forms of retaliation against any individual who has complained of harassing or discriminatory conduct, encouraged another to complain, participated in an investigation into such complaints, or opposed unlawful discrimination.

Keywords: New Vista of the Bluegrass Inc, Lexington , Housing Support Specialist, Other , Lexington, Kentucky

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