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Housing Specialist (Behavioral Health)

Company: Merakey
Location: Carlisle
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Merakey is currently seeking a Housing Specialist to join our Adult Behavioral Health Division in our Carlisle, PA location.


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit

provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and

communities across the country. We leverage our size and expertise to

develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of

individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and

community partner organizations.

The work of Merakey is anchored in the firm belief that it is every

individual's right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment in their

lives. Surrounding professional staff with the best in technology and

supports, Merakey is a leader in the industry and remains committed to

helping people...one individual at a time.


* The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing

education and human services to individuals with special needs * Highly competitive compensation plans * Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company * Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts

on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs

(including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription

plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline;

life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program * Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision

coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with

company contribution * Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees * Tuition reimbursement * Position includes on-call pay and a generous travel stipend * Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program Qualifications


* Coordinate and implement housing needs/services * Assist individuals in the procurement of safe and affordable housing and

related necessities (utilities, furniture, etc.) * Develop and maintain relationships with local housing vendors. These include: * Private landlords, the local housing authorities, personal care homes,

and other providers that offer housing to the consumers * Manage and facilitate referrals to housing providers in community * Responsible for creating new housing opportunities within community and

maintaining contact with landlords and residential providers * Arrange and coordinate with moving companies and or vendors as needed * Meet with potential housing vendors to talk about the consumers, their

needs, and what the ACT program can and does offer so that there

is a clear picture of what the vendor can expect if housing if

offered * Coordinate and support arrangements for lease agreements, security deposits,

financial subsidies and or rental and homeowner's insurance * Complete any, and all paperwork necessary for someone to receive a housing

voucher, be placed on a housing list, or receive housing assistance. * Keep abreast of any local and state housing initiatives, changes and opportunities for the consumers. * Provide education and problem solving for household safety issues. * Work with payee (if applicable) with regards to housing expenses and

when there is a change in housing to connect or disconnect

utilities as needed * Liaison between the individual and the landlord to discuss/resolve any issues and concerns * Ensure all consumer who are in supportive living programs are linked

with a housing authority and are placed on the waiting list

ITT Process

* Participate in treatment planning meetings * Collaborate with ACT members and consumer's natural supports to work towards

identifying goals that will help in the housing process * Assist in providing ongoing assessments of the individual's mental

illness and symptoms as well as responses to treatment

Rate of pay: $18.02 /hour + Monthly mileage reimbursement


In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at Antigone.Chafford@merakey.org.

Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

Bachelor's Degree required (preferably human services field. 1 to 3 years experience working with individual's with severe mental illness diagnosis. Knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and recovery driven service system. Valid Drivers License.

Keywords: Merakey, Ellicott City , Housing Specialist (Behavioral Health), Other , Carlisle, Maryland

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