Schedule: 7:30am to 4:00p, Saturday/Sunday)
Type of Program: Housing
Population: TAY, Adult, Older Adult
Who We Serve:
Pacific Clinics serves children, transitional age youth, families, adults, and older adults. We offer a full range of mental and behavioral health services, foster care and social services, housing, continuing adult education and early childhood education programs to Medi-Cal eligible individuals and families. Our diverse staff provides culturally and linguistically relevant services in over 22 languages to our region’s culturally and ethnically diverse populations. We provide services in 18 counties across California.
Who We Are:
Pacific Clinics is California's largest community-based nonprofit provider of behavioral and mental health services and supports. Its team of more than 2,000 employees speak 22 languages and are dedicated to offering hope and unlocking the full potential of individuals and families through culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, research-based services for individuals and families from birth to older adults. The agency offers services in 18 counties including Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, Stanislaus, Stockton, Tulare and Ventura.
What We Offer:
- Competitive salaries
- Great benefits
- Great learning opportunities
- Great supervision
- Supportive, friendly work environment
- An established, reputable, stable company
Under the direction of the Housing Supervisor the Housing Specialist provides client advocacy, case management, benefit establishment, linkage to Mental Health/Substance Abuse services and all other supportive services as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Encourages and promotes an environment that is strength based to assist clients in meeting their individual goals.
• Outreach and networks with internal Full Service Partnership (FSP) programs and conducts program presentations as needed, to obtain program referrals and maintain program maximum capacity.
• Conducts screening interviews, completes Intake documentation and coordinates move in and exits of all program participants.
• Provides onsite case management services in the areas of, but not limited to: Independent Living Skills, cooking groups, house meetings, social events, employment linkage, benefits establishment, and all other services needed to assist consumers in reaching their case plan and treatment plan goals.
• Collects program data as required to assist with the completion and submission of HUD annual progress reports.
• Maintains compliance according to Clinics’ guidelines and FSP funding requirements.
• Report all client mental health issues to Treatment/Housing teams in a timely manner, to troubleshoot and coordinate appropriate supportive services for clients and program benefit.
• Collaborates with local governmental departments (i.e. Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Social Security Administration (SSI), to secure client benefits and necessary documentation.
• Completes charting/documentation expectations within the timelines established by the Program for service delivery per Agency requirements and provides services consistent with program needs pursuant to funding source directives, Pacific Clinics’ protocol and HIPAA compliance requirements.
• Maintains property beautification according to housing standards and report all property damages to Housing Department designee in a timely manner, to troubleshoot and coordinate appropriate repairs for clients and program benefit.
• Tracks and maintains inventory of household food, cleaning and office supplies, by providing Housing Department designee monthly purchasing report.
• Collects and tracks all client Rental payments and submit required documentation to housing department designee.
• Coordinates program Social Events, Food bank pick up, and on-going donations, event tickets, gift certificates, furniture, and appliances.
• Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
• Drives Agency-provided or personal vehicles for consumers, staff and others, as needed.
• Communicates effectively in a culturally competent and diverse consumer population and promotes favorable interaction with managers, co-workers and others.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE/POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
• An Associates degree in a mental health related field and/or one (1) year of related experience with case management services, housing, homeless and mentally ill populations.
• Demonstrated experience and ability to relate to a culturally diverse clientele and staff.
• A bilingual skill in the appropriate language for the Clinics’ clients is highly preferred.
• Must demonstrate ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
• Must be able to work under minimal supervision.
• Possess strong community outreach skills.
• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Strong paperwork and documentation skills.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, clients and community agencies.
• Effectively coordinates housing activities in multiple service sites both within the agency and in the community.
• Must possess a valid California driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record under the Clinics' liability policy.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand or sit. The employee is required to use hands to produce records and/or documentation in manual or electronic format. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 5 pounds and occasionally move or lift up to 10 pounds.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
We comply with Assembly Bill AB1933, candidates are required to show proof of full vaccination (including Booster) to begin work. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, cannot begin work until they are fully vaccinated and waited fourteen days post second vaccine. Requests for Medical and Religious exemptions may be submitted post offer for consideration.
Unvaccinated May Not begin work until:
- Received one Johnson & Johnson or two Pfizer or Moderna and waited 14 days past the last vaccine.
- Pfizer second dose – taken after 21 days = can start after 35 days from 1st dose
-Moderna second dose – taken after 28 days after first dose = can start work after 42 days from 1st dose
Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.