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Housing Specialist, CHESTER ACT Team, Full Time

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Exton
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care. The Housing Specialist Chester County provides supportive services including outreach, monitoring, assessment and service planning, support network building, consultation to families, side-by-side skill training and instruction in the use of community resources, including referrals to community assistance as needed.
Measures of Performance:
Position Requirements:
Provide service coordination for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team (ITT); assume responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals in collaboration with the client and team; provide individual and supportive therapy and symptom management.
Assist clients to find and maintain a safe and affordable place to live - apartment hunting, finding a roommate, landlord negotiation, cleaning, furnishing, and decorating, and procuring necessities.
Assist and support clients to carry out personal hygiene and grooming tasks.
Provide nutrition education and assistance with meal planning, grocery shopping, and food preparation.
Ensure clients have adequate financial support (e.g., gain employment or apply for entitlements).
Teach money management skills and assist clients in accessing financial services.
Assist clients with accessing reliable transportation.
Provide side-by-side support and coaching to help clients socialize (e.g, going with a client to a basketball game).
Position Requirements Continued
Plan, structure, and prompt social and leisure-time activities on evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Participate in client-centered comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history, mental status, physical health, use of drugs or alcohol, education and employment, social development and functioning, activities of daily living, and family structure and relationships.
Provide on-call crisis interventions and serve as back up after hours on rotating schedule.
Maintain a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record in accordance with St. Luke's policy.
A Bachelor's degree with major course work in criminal justice sociology, social work, psychology, counseling or education; and two years direct service experience with mental health. Understanding of principles of mental illness and ability to implement them, and behavioral best practice and crisis management planning.Valid driver's license with driving record in accordance with St. Luke's policy.

WORK SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday days with weekend and on-call requirement. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Wilmington , Housing Specialist, CHESTER ACT Team, Full Time, Other , Exton, Delaware

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