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Housing First Coordinator - Flex Services

Eliot Community Human Services
Boston, MA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description

Description

Eliot’s Flexible Support Services Team is expanding! We are seeking 2 additional FT Housing First Coordinators to join a talented multidisciplinary team that has housed and stabilized nearly 40 individuals and families in its first year. In addition to funding for flexible housing options for people served, Eliot’s Homeless Services Division now has a FT Medical Director who specializes in Addiction Medicine. The team operates within a large multi-agency effort to significantly reduce chronic homelessness in the Northeast/Metro North areas of the Commonwealth and surrounding areas.

Successful candidates will have unwavering empathy, as well as an open mind in terms of pathways to recovery/harm reduction when collaboratively working with people experiencing homelessness, medical complexity, and/or untreated behavioral health
concerns (e.g. PTSD). Housing Coordinators will identify and address barriers to obtaining and maintaining long term sustainable housing utilizing a housing first approach within this cutting-edge multidisciplinary team model. Working knowledge of area
resources/providers is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Screen, assess, and develop and implement comprehensive trauma informed care
    plan for assigned clients that reflects identified needs and treatment preferences of
    the person served. 
  • Collect and track data correlated to client outcomes and provide reports and trend
    analysis per contract with respective Accountable Care Organization. Make
    appropriate modifications to programming as needed.
  • Provide comprehensive service coordination through collateral contacts as
    indicated while leveraging pre and post tenancy support services.
  •  Assist with and participate in strategic planning for the Homeless Services Division.
  • Review billing and program expenditures to ensure they are within budget.
  • Build upon existing partnerships with community-based organizations to cultivate more
    robust support service opportunities

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Rehab Counseling, Psychology, or related discipline,
    prior experience working with homeless adult population is preferred.
  • Knowledge/experience in working with homeless adults with mental illness and/or
    substance abuse co-occurring disorders. Knowledge of Public Entitlements (EAEDC,
    Social Security, Food stamps, etc.,) and other resources is required.
  • Requires teamwork and flexibility within the work environment to meet client needs. Ability to assess client
    support systems, develop service plans with maximum client input, assess client ability to transition to a supportive Housing First Model, and provide ongoing support services.

Schedule - Monday through Friday

*Eliot mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, please discuss the requirements with the hiring manager during the interview process. Medical and religious exemptions available upon request. 

Qualifications

Skills

Required

Administrative Tasks

Intermediate

Computer Software Skills

Intermediate

Communication Skills

Advanced

Preferred

Bilingual

Advanced

Education

Required

Bachelors or better in Social Work or related field.

Experience

Required

2 years: Knowledge/experience in working with homeless adults with mental illness and/or substance abuse co-occurring disorders.

2 years: Knowledge of Public Entitlements (EAEDC, Social Security, Food stamps, etc.) and other resources.

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)

Company Description
Eliot provides an integrated and comprehensive network of community-based services to more than 50,000 individuals and families throughout Massachusetts.

Eliot has been delivering state of the art, evidence-based programming for more than fifty years. Using a person-centered, family-driven approach, we believe strongly in partnering with the communities we serve. Our programs collaborate with one another, utilizing the expertise within the agency to provide the highest standard of quality services to our clients, their families, to the community, and to our funding sources. This commitment to collaboration fuels our strategy to employ a consumer centered approach to service delivery to meet the individual needs of our clients. Our approach fuses community resources, funding resources and our vast array of services to ensure that the high quality programs bring hope to those we serve.

Our continuum of services includes twenty-four hour psychiatric emergency services and crisis stabilization, individual, group, and family outpatient counseling, addiction services, in-home therapy, therapeutic mentoring, and early intervention services for children, and community outreach and case management to individuals with mental illness. We oversee residential programs for young children and adolescents in the custody of the Department of Children and Families, residential treatment programs for youth mandated by the Department of Youth Services, and residential, day, social and vocational programs for adults with mental illness, brain injury and developmental disabilities. Eliot also provides outreach, community support and case management to homeless individuals throughout the Commonwealth.

Eliot is funded and serves individuals referred by Managed Medicaid Organizations, Commercial Insurers, the Massachusetts Departments of Children and Families, Developmental Disabilities, Public Health, Mental Health, Youth Services, and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

Eliot Community Human Services

Why Work Here?
Eliot is one of the largest Non- Profit human services organizations in Massachusetts.

Eliot provides an integrated and comprehensive network of community-based services to more than 50,000 individuals and families throughout Massachusetts. Eliot has been delivering state of the art, evidence-based programming for more than fifty years. Using a person-centered, family-driven approach, we believe strongly in partnering with the communities we serve. Our programs collaborate with one another, utilizing the expertise within the agency to provide the highest standard of quality services to our clients, their families, to the community, and to our funding sources. This commitment to collaboration fuels our strategy to employ a consumer centered approach to service delivery to meet the individual needs of our clients. Our approach fuses community resources, funding resources and our vast array of services to ensure that the high quality programs bring hope to those we serve. Our continuum of services includes twenty-four hour psychiatric emergency services and crisis stabilization, individual, group, and family outpatient counseling, addiction services, in-home therapy, therapeutic mentoring, and early intervention services for children, and community outreach and case management to individuals with mental illness. We oversee residential programs for young children and adolescents in the custody of the Department of Children and Families, residential treatment programs for youth mandated by the Department of Youth Services, and residential, day, social and vocational programs for adults with mental illness, brain injury and developmental disabilities. Eliot also provides outreach, community support and case management to homeless individuals throughout the Commonwealth. Eliot is funded and serves individuals referred by Managed Medicaid Organizations, Commercial Insurers, the Massachusetts Departments of Children and Families, Developmental Disabilities, Public Health, Mental Health, Youth Services, and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

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