CommonBond Communities

Supportive Housing Coordinator

7 days left

Location
St. Paul, MN
Posted
Sep 25, 2019
Closes
Oct 25, 2019
Ref
019-0145
Contact
CommonBond Communities
Category
Other
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

CommonBond Communities
Supportive Housing Coordinator (Social Services Provider)
Lexington Commons – 375 North Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55104

CommonBond Communities is pleased to announce an opportunity for a full time (40 hours a week) Supportive Housing Coordinator at Lexington Commons in St. Paul, MN. Lexington Commons is a community for single adults who have experienced long-term and/or chronic homelessness. This sober community has a strong emphasis on community building and engagement, with programs including a community garden, social justice-based movie nights, and monthly community dinners. Lexington Commons has free onsite parking and easy access to bus lines and a light rail stop.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND ASSOCIATED TASKS
Provides comprehensive recovery-oriented case management services for assigned individual residents
• Conducts a thorough strengths-based assessment with each new resident, and reassess regularly in conjunction with individual plan development.
• Develops an asset-based service plan with each resident and updates the plan with each resident quarterly.
• Links residents with new community-based services as individual plans warrant, and assists residents to maintain existing community-based linkages as needed.
• Provides individual counseling utilizing evidence-based techniques such as motivational interviewing.
• Provides case coordination for residents with internal and external partners.
• Takes the lead in responding to individual crisis situations.
• Coordinates with residents, property management, and Housing Coordinator to resolve lease violations and other housing sustainability issues.

Facilitates recovery-oriented, rehabilitative individual activities
• Incorporates at least one educational activity into each resident’s service plan.
• Provides or facilitate evidence-based group education in Illness Management Recovery, work-readiness skills development, relapse prevention, home management and living skills.
• Contributes to the development of the community by participating in such responsibilities as Resident Council and the community newsletter.

Assists residents to positively resolve situations that place tenancy at risk
• Meet with each resident (individual or group) within 30 days of move-in to assure resident understanding of lease, handbook, and house rules.
• Responds to specific property management concerns regarding individual resident lease adherence within 24 hours of being informed of a concern (within 1 hour in emergency situations).
• Works collaboratively with both residents and property management to fully resolve lease adherence concerns/housing risk and minimize lease terminations.
• Develops, implements, and monitors written agreements for resolving housing risk with residents.
• Assists residents with preparations for unit inspections and re-certifications.
• Mediates disputes between neighbors and/or between residents and property management.

Works as an effective team member
• Participates effectively as a collaborative member of a coordinated property management/ services team.
• Participates effectively as a co-equal member of a team of service coordinators with shared responsibility for supporting all residents.
• Actively participates in Advantage Services team meetings and promotes collaborative problem solving and professional development.
• Work collaboratively with property management staff and other departments of CommonBond Communities

Maintains timely, accurate, complete, and secure resident records
• Gathers and accurately enters individual resident and program data into CBC, local, state, and national databases as required by program funding within required timeframes.
• Reviews and updates paper and electronic files of assigned residents at least quarterly including:
 releases and data privacy requirements
 HMIS reporting requirements
 ETO reporting requirements
• Assures that paper and electronic data is secured from access by unauthorized persons.

Other
• Develops and annual professional growth plan for continuing training
• Develops a directory of service/resources for each housing community
• Coordinate publication of each housing communities’ monthly newsletter
• Completes other miscellaneous projects as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Associates or Bachelor’s degree in related field or at least three years’ experience in a related field.
• Two years experience implementing human service programs focused on ethnically, socially and/or economically diverse populations.
• Two years experience implementing programs that address mental health, chemical health, and/or co-occurring disorders and homelessness.
• Two years experience implementing programs that use evidence-based models of intervention (e.g. IMR, supported employment, supportive housing).
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated experience working within diverse communities, which include people of various ages, gender, sexual orientations, national origins, income levels, ability levels, religious affiliations, races, and languages.
• Experience utilizing MS Office and web based programs.
• Ability to respond to specific property management concerns regarding individual resident lease adherence within 24 hours of being informed of a concern (within one hour in emergency situations).
• Be Certified in CPR and First Aid or have the ability to become certified within six months of starting position.
• Be at least 21 years of age.
• Provide proof of a current and valid driver’s license issued in the state of residency.
Have or be willing to obtain adequate automobile insurance.
• Meet the company Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) criteria.
• Have access to a reliable vehicle to transport residents.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
• Residential and/or clinical experience with persons experiencing mental illness, chemical dependency, co-occurring disorders, and homelessness.
• Experience with medical social work and documentation.
• Knowledge and experience in supportive housing.
• De-escalation and crisis intervention skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
• Ability to lift, carry, push and/or pull up to 50 lbs.
• Ability to file documents.
• Ability to enter data into a computer.
• Ability to interact verbally with internal and external audiences.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
• Must be willing and able to travel between sites.
• Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as scheduled.
• Must be willing to carry a cell phone.

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