Housing Specialist

$41,000 yearly
  • Region V Systems
  • Mar 13, 2023
Full time Case Management Other Behavioral Health Positions

Job Description

Region V Systems is looking for a Housing Specialist to join our team!

Why Join Us?

Region V Systems has been voted as a Lincoln Best Places to Work employer four times.  The top five words our employees use to describe our culture are:  Flexible, Supportive, Friendly, Caring, and Challenging Work.

If you’re looking for a professional work environment with an employer that supports its team members to reach their full potential while recognizing flexibility and fun makes for a healthy work life, come join our team today.   

Do you want to become a part of the important and innovative efforts to end homelessness in our community?  Would you like to use your compassion skills to help others? Are you highly organized?  Do you prefer to be in the community vs. a “desk job” all day?  Is flexibility your middle name? 

If you’re ready to work with a purpose, Region V Systems could be the perfect place for you! 

What you’ll do!

Our Housing Specialist serves an important role to support consumers in our Rental Assistance Program (RAP).  Responsibilities include:  

  • Implement and adhere to RAP policies and procedures for the specific program model as directed by the Division of Behavioral Health.
  • Coordinate and communicate with participants, landlords, agency service providers and other stakeholders involved in housing of participants.
  • Conduct outreach and act as a liaison to landlords and property managers.  
  • Complete tasks associated with admitting, securing housing, and ongoing housing coordination for program participants.
  • Conduct Housing Quality Standard (HQS) inspections, including initial certifications and annual certifications. 
  • Process payment requests for deposits, rent, utilities, payments for furniture, etc.
  • Maintain participants files in electronic health record. 
  • Attend Coordinated Entry meetings and other housing related meetings, as needed.
  • Conduct participant engagement and education opportunities (e.g., Rentwise) to help participants secure and maintain stable housing.
  • Respond to inquiries from the general public and/or referral sources made to Region V Systems regarding the program.

What We Offer!

  • Starting annual compensation:  $41,000.  Increase to $43,364 after 6-month satisfactory probationary period has been completed
  • Support. We’ll provide a positive environment and provide you the tools for success with training, performance reviews, and opportunity for compensation increases.
  • We value a work-life balance, offering flexible work schedules, including telework options.
  • A fun, casual work environment (casual dress allowed, including jeans Monday through Friday). 
  • Health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (traditional and high-deductible plans).
  • Dental and vision insurance.
  • Flexible spending account (Section 125 for child care and medical expenses).
  • Health Savings Account.
  • Retirement – 457(b) Plan.
  • Paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, and paid sick leave (vacation day accrual based on years of service!)
  • Paid bereavement leave.
  • Paid community service leave.
  • Aflac
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Free parking

Who We Are!

Region V Systems, one of six Behavioral Health Regions in Nebraska, is responsible for the development and coordination of publicly funded behavioral health services within its 16-county service area (southeast Nebraska). Region V Systems:

·         Performs comprehensive planning activities;

·         Integrates and coordinates the delivery of services;

·         Prepares and administers budgets;

·         Monitors the system’s performance; and

·         Takes corrective action when necessary.

Through these responsibilities, Region V Systems contributes to accomplishing the purpose of the goals of LB 1083, which are to ensure:

·         The public safety and health of consumers;

·         Consumer access to services;

·         Availability of high-quality behavioral health services; and

·         Cost-effective behavioral health services.

Job Requirements

What you’ll have!

·         Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field.  Extensive experience (3 or more years) in related human services field may be substituted for degree.

·         Demonstrated knowledge of the behavioral health system. 

·         These areas will soar you to the top of our list:  two years of experience working with adults with substance use disorders, a serious mental illness, and/or who are homeless or near homeless; two years of experience in a behavioral health direct service position; and/or completed training in Housing Quality Standard Inspections.

·         Strong communication skills, effective meeting facilitation, and prioritizing multiple tasks.

·         Ability to coordinate with external agencies that are also working with your consumers.

·         Sound judgment in handling confidential information.

·         Ability to assess effectiveness of services and resources.

·         Ability to engage with diverse cultures, socioeconomic, and developmental levels.

·         Satisfactory background investigation is required.

Apply Today!

Applying is easy on-line.  Visit our “Join our Team” Page: https://region5systems.net/join-our-team/.

Position closes 3/27/23 or until position is filled.

If you require accommodations as an applicant, please contact the Human Resources Department at hr@region5systems.net.

Other Salary Information

Increase to $43,364 after 6-month satisfactory probationary period has been completed.

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