Housing Coordinator - I.S.M.I.P

POSITION:

Housing Coordinator - Position #487

PROGRAM:

I.S.M.I.P.

LOCATION:

1100 Union Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307

HIRING MANAGER:

Rachel Mehia, Program Director

PHONE:

(661) 861-6141

BASE PAY:

Class 87 ($13.51 - $17.77/hour)

STATUS:

Full Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Until Filled

AVAILABLE:

Immediately

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

JOB SUMMARY

The Housing Coordinator reports to the Program Director and is responsible for the leadership, coordination, development, and management of all housing activities. 

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

1.  Work collaboratively with Turning Point, the Housing Authority, Supportive Housing, and other related agencies to further develop housing opportunities for clients.

2.  Implement procedures for sober living and residential treatment services requirements and link clients to these placements as appropriate.

3.  Develop and maintain community relationships with local land lords, housing purveyors, and agencies serving residents of the program.

4.  Maintain housing files, complete and submit all documentation and billing as it relates to client housing, and submit applicable reports to corporate office in a timely manner.

5.  Assist all clients in referral and linkage to the appropriate level of housing.

6.  Supervise and monitor housing placements to ensure appropriateness.

7.  Implement orientation and training of staff in regards to housing procedures.

8.  Provide supervision of Peer Support Staff.

9.  Train staff on the importance of monitoring clients to ensure that the housing placement is at the appropriate level.

10.  Approve and monitor expenditures and revenues related to housing activities.

11.  Ensure that the housing activities are operated in accordance with Turning Point program policies and procedures.

12.  Maintain cooperative working relationships with funding agencies.

13.  Collaborate with the Program Director and case management staff to develop policies and practices that allows residential and case management components to function in a unified and cohesive manner.

14.  Complete the minimum 40 hours training annually per Turning Point training requirements.

15.  Provide the Program Director with timely reports on any unusual occurrences that might impact the overall program operation or the health and safety of clients or employees.

16.  Will drive on company business and transport consumers as needed.

17.  Think and act quickly and efficiently in emergencies.

18.  Comply with all Turning Point Safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to: workplace safety, reporting work related injuries, Infection Control and preventing potential safety risks for staff, clients and others.

19.  Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee at Turning Point. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to start working. Employees also are expected to remain at work for their entire work schedule. Late arrival, early departure or other absences from scheduled hours are disruptive and must be avoided.

20.  Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.  Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

1.  High school diploma or equivalent.

2.  A minimum of four (4) years of experience in the management of supported housing or rehabilitation for difficult to serve families with barriers to successful independent community life.

3.  Knowledge of best practices regarding the treatment of clients with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) and Dual-Diagnosis individuals.

4.  Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to levels of client housing.

5.  Current certified training in emergency first aid procedures and CPR.

6.  Ability to supervise staff and work effectively with mental health system clients of diverse cultural backgrounds.

7.  Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken Spanish or Hmong is preferred.

8.  Current certified training in emergency first aid procedures.

9.  Screen and evaluate potential residents for the housing programs.

10.  Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

11.  Ability to operate within Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. 

12.  Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a dependable means of transportation that is properly insured and operated in accordance with all laws.  Agency insurer authorization is required. 

13.  Ability to pass a criminal background check.

14.  Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, general physical, and TB test.

15.  Must maintain good relationships with consumers, co-workers, government and civic representatives, as well as community members within whom the Agency is transacting business, and relate to them in a professional manner.

16.  Must be available to work all shifts as needed.