The Housing Development Assistant works collaboratively with the Housing Director to outreach and assist homeless individuals within Western Rockingham County gain access to housing and treatment for mental illness and/or substance misuse. This position also will involve assisting in the writing and renewal of HUD and SAMHSA grants. This is a full time 35 hour/week position Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
Major Functional Areas and Description of Duties:
- Perform outreach to the homeless within Western Rockingham County in an effort to assist and engage those who are homeless towards finding permanent housing, as well as treatment for mental illness and/or substance misuse;
- Refer individuals for clinical screening and diagnostics as well as case management services;
- Participate within the local LSDA and foster cooperation and collaboration between various service providers, as well as follow through on referrals made to CLM in regards to possible homeless individuals;
- Adhere to CLM professional standards as well as state and federal regulations regarding use of funds and services for the homeless and mentally ill;
- Adhere to CLM and State of NH regulations regarding documentation and HMIS data collection;
- Attend and participate in HMIS Data Committee and Advisory Meetings, Housing Action NH Workgroup meetings, the Balance of State Continuum of Care meetings and various BOSCOC subcommittee meetings as required;
- Assist in the development of NOFA documentation and HMIS Annual Performance Reports;
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
BA degree in Social Services or 3 years equivalent experience in the social services field is a requirement for this position.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience :
The ability to interact professionally with peers and co-workers in a fast paced environment and disseminate clinical information amongst a wide range of service providers, along with the ability to advocate for homeless and individuals with mental illness is required.
- High level of interpersonal skills to handle client services situations with compassion, tact and professionalism.
- Ability to effectively problem solve and take action as appropriate.
- Knowledge of local and community mainstream resources.
- Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and motivated with minimal supervision.
- Understanding of homelessness and prior experience working with mental illness and or substance misuse disorders.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions :
Must be able to walk in any terrain within Western Rockingham County. Must have weather appropriate attire for being outside, especially in inclement weather. Must be able to sit for 60 minute intervals and be able to sit at a computer for data entry. Must have reliable transportation, a clean driving record and be able to transport clients as needed.
Center for Life Management is an equal opportunity employer