Central Center
670 Waiale Road
Wailuku, HI 96793
808-242-7600

Westside Center
15 Ipu'Aumakua Lane
Lahaina, HI 96761
808-662-0076

Housing Search Specialist

Compensation: Depending on Experience
Department(s): 
Programs
Employment type: Full-Time

Job Summary:

Work with individuals, including homeless, substance abusers and those with mental health issues in areas of housing stabilization, placement and retention.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  1. Develop and maintain working relationships with Landlords, Property Managers, community housing resources and maintain a list of available housing options
  2. Place program participants into permanent housing, coordinate eviction prevention services, review and append individualized housing stability plan as needed
  3. Maintain a working understanding of the readjustment problems of veterans, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, alcohol and drug dependency and other mental health issues
  4. Adhere to laws regarding confidentiality and reporting requirements; maintain knowledge of current HIPAA certification standards
  5. Maintain timely and appropriate documentation, including progress notes, group notes, housing stability plans, aftercare plans and discharge summaries
  6. Keep abreast of local housing resources and the client referral process
  7. Maintain case management functions, e.g., record keeping, client services
  8. Input HMIS/Case worthy data and record management
  9. Participate in weekly client case conference meetings, weekly supervision with the Program Manager and other meetings as required or necessary to carry out the job functions
  10. Perform other related duties as required by the Program Manager and/or Director of Supportive Services.

Minimum Educational Requirements

  1. Bachelors degree in behavioral sciences; related experience may be substituted.
  2. Minimum three (3) years experience working with “hard to serve” individuals, including homeless, substance abusers and those with mental health issues in areas of housing stabilization, placement and retention.

Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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