Housing Specialist / Qualified Professional

Easterseals UCP is a non-profit service provider in North Carolina & Virginia. We are seeking a compassionate, caring, and dedicated Housing Specialist / Qualified Professional to join our collaborative, multidisciplinary, Assertive Community Treatment team (ACT) designed to carry out a full range of community-based treatment functions for adults.

What You’ll Do

The housing specialist is an integral member of the multidisciplinary team and has the responsibility to carry out rehabilitative services intended to increase and restore an individual’s ability to live successfully in the community by maintaining tenancy. The housing specialist will also work with individuals participating in the Transition to Community Living Initiative (TCLI).  This member will also provide rehabilitation and support functions and assist in treatment; substance abuse services; education, support, and consultation to families; and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees. You will also:

  1. Provide case management for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team.
  2. Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in conjunction with the Individualized Treatment Team (ITT);
  3. Participate in the provision of structured rehabilitative interventions to individuals served such as housing/tenancy sustaining services, money management and entitlements, activities of daily living, personal health, wellness and recovery, and community integration.
  4. Coordinate communication with guardians, care coordination, housing stakeholders, landlords, and other agencies serving the individuals being supported.
  5. Develop relationships with agencies that provide housing services, i.e., Housing Authority, permanent supportive housing providers, rapid re-housing providers, HUD-VASH, NC Housing Finance Agency, and relationships with local landlords to increase access to appropriate, safe, and affordable housing
  6. Provide on-call intervention covering after hours crisis needs on a rotating schedule.
  7. Documents client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
  8. Participates in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.

    How You’ll Benefit

    You’ll earn a competitive salary based on your experience between $40,000-$50,000 depending on education, experience, and licensure plus enjoy a Monday through Friday work schedule. Being part of our team means we value and encourage your personal growth and development.  You’ll earn an hourly salary based on your experience; we offer competitive benefits to benefits eligible positions.

    Our benefits include:

    • Paid time off and paid holidays
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Health Benefits + an optional Flexible Health Spending Account (FSA)
    • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and more
    • 403(b) Retirement Plan
    • Employee Assistance Program and Legal services, when needed
    • Lots of Merchant Discounts to improve your purchasing power!
    • Mileage reimbursement! Or use of an Agency Car at this location
    • Public Student Loan Forgiveness qualifier
    • We also offer PAID CLINICAL SUPERVISION TOWARD FULL LICENSURE, or up to $65/week toward outside supervision 

    What We’re Looking For

    To join our team, you must be willing to provide services in community locations, have a passion for helping others, and be able to link clients to community resources. We also require the following:

    • A Bachelor’s degree
    • Able to be credentialed as a Mental Health Qualified Professional or Associate Professional
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience with the adult mental health population-internships included; ACT team experience preferred
    • A valid driver’s license, current auto insurance and a good driving record

    If you’re a kind, licensed professional seeking a rewarding opportunity where you can make a huge difference in the daily lives of the people you will help, please apply now at our website:  www.eastersealsucp.com

    About Easterseals UCP NC & VA

    Easterseals UCP is one of the largest non-profit service providers in North Carolina and Virginia dedicated to helping children, adults and families living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and mental health challenges live their best possible life. Each year, we support 20,000 families by delivering 9 million hours of direct services and a wide variety of life-changing programs in 140 different locations.

    We believe in a diverse and inclusive culture that leverages unique strengths, perspectives and viewpoints of its workforce can and will advance our just cause, while building a healthy, sustainable organization. That’s why we listen, seek to understand and act to make our organization a safe place for individuals to be their authentic selves.

    Applicants of all abilities are encouraged to apply!