Job Description

Job Category:
Behavioral Health Technician

Title:
Housing Specialist

Location:
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 20% company match after 1 year of service. Generous PTO includes 2 weeks of vacation your 1st year (available after 6 months) and accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service! We offer 100% company-paid medical, dental, STD, LTD, and Life coverage for employees. Other great benefits include 10 paid holidays, sick time, vision, tuition reimbursement prescription drug discounts, chiropractic services, 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.

The Housing Specialist is expected to generate new and creative ideas to work independently as well as part of a team. In this position, you must work with discretion and judgement towards the achievement of program goals. Other responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited too:

  • Perform intakes, screenings and assessments on potential residents
  • Meets with residents in transitional and permanent housing to assess needs and ensure compliance with program agreements.
  • Facilitates eligibilty screening and housing placement for individuals/families infected and affected with HIV/AIDS.
  • Function as integral part of an interdisciplinary team to develop individual housing plans.
  • Intervenes in crisis situations and coordinates with other supports as needed.
  • Develops Individualized Housing Plans with residents.
  • Understands Arizona Landlord and Tenant Act and its application to residents and units.
  • Maintains consumer charts and eligibility documentation according to agency approved clinical standards and program policies and procedures.
  • Possesses a valid Arizona Drivers License and reliable vehicle in order to conduct home visits
  • Participates in community planning, advocacy and networking with other providers, as directed by the supervisor
  • Shares emergency on-call duty as required
  • Assist residents with securing employment and provide vocational assistance and training as needed.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirements consists of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social/Behavioral Sciences, Sociology or related field with 1-2 years of full-time behavioral health experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to behavioral health totaling five years is acceptable 
  • Experience working in supported housing with HIV/AIDS and Spanish speaking desired.
  • Must have fingerprint clearance issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety or be eligible to receive within eight (8) weeks of hire 
  • A thorough academic and working knowledge of programs, housing strategies and procedures applicable to the target population.
  • Must have a clear understanding of the emotional, physical, social and financial implications of living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Required to maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license and pass motor vehicle screening for insurance purposes in order to transport clients, based upon need/requirements of the clinic and/or program. 
  • Broad knowledge of community resources and ability to create linkages with AIDS Services Organizations

Application Instructions

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