Job Description

Job Category:
Behavioral Health Technician

Housing Specialist

AZ-Phoenix-Administration Building

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is a large and growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services with locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over one thousand employees, and 40 years’ experience.

Join Southwest Behavioral & Health for exceptional growth opportunities driven by our promote-from-within philosophy. We provide an EXCELLENT compensation and benefits package, including immediate participation in our 403(b) program with 40% company match after 1 year of service. Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) includes 3 weeks of time-off your 1st year (available after 6 months) and increased vacation accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service! We offer low cost medical insurance and offer 100% company-paid dental, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life coverage for employees. Other great benefits include 10 paid holidays, vision, licensure/certification reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, prescription drug discounts, chiropractic services, 100% paid Employee Assistance Program, and much more!

We are currently looking for a Housing Specialist for our HOPWA program.  This position will be housed out of our Administration Building working Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.

Working as a Housing Specialist, you will facilitate eligibility screening and housing placement for individuals/families infected and affected with HIV/AIDS. Assist residents in achieving housing stability within a continuum of housing services. Provide assessment, placement, and follow-up support services to target population. Functions as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team to develop individual housing plans. 


  • Performs intakes, screening and assessments on potential and current residents.
  • Meets with residents in transitional housing (2x/month) month or more, to assess needs and ensure compliance with program agreements.
  • Oversees hygiene and safety standards of all units; inspects apartments, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers; reviews emergency escape plans and unit up-keep with residents.
  • Identifies unmet needs of residents, provides service engagement, linkage to services, coordinates referrals and provides follow-up.
  • Facilitates procedures for entering and exiting program and preparation of units. 
  • Maintains housing/Health & Safety standards of all properties and master leased units.
  • Consults with internal staff and external case managers/service providers in establishing goals and objectives; participates in internal and external staffing.
  • Develops Individualized Housing Plans with residents.
  • Intervenes in crisis situations and coordinates with other supports as needed.
  • Consults with landlords and management companies, as needed or directed, regarding responsibilities to units and ensures that repairs are made.
  • Understands Arizona Landlord and Tenant Act and its application to residents and units.
  • Participates in community planning, advocacy and networking with other providers, as directed by supervisor.
  • Maintains strong collaboration with all HOPWA providers and property site management.
  • Facilitates annual recertification, maintains HQS Housing Habitability Standards for all units. Follows income and rent procedures as well as resident lease compliance
  • Shares emergency on-call duty as required.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirements consists of a High School diploma or GED and minimum of 12 months behavioral health, housing, or case management experience working with underserved or vulnerable populations and/or HIV/AIDS and/or infectious disease.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social/Behavioral Sciences, Public Administration, Business, Urban Planning or related field preferred.
  • Required to pass a 39 month MVR Report.
  • Must be eligible and/or have a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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