The Housing Navigator will work closely with area Continuum of Care agencies to locate housing for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, or have had difficulties locating housing.  Locating appropriate housing can be difficult, especially if the individual is low income, mentally ill or homeless.  The Housing Navigator will walk the consumer through the process of locating appropriate housing.  They will follow the consumer from the time they are approved for a supported housing program up until their lease signing.  The Housing Navigator will also act as liaison between area landlords and the Continuum of Care to develop relationships to increase the availability of affordable housing.  They will also respond to concerns a landlord may have with a consumer in one of the Continuum of Care housing programs.  

Examples of Work Performed:
  • Develop relationships with area landlords to increase pool of affordable housing.
  • Help consumers locate appropriate housing.
  • Coordinate services and support with community partners to ensure a smooth transition from homelessness to housing.
  • Work with community partners to provide quick response and resolution to concerns a landlord may have with a consumer. 
  • Advocate for individuals who have experienced difficulty finding housing.
  • Prepare progress notes and other required documentation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Essential Functions
  • Excellent written communication  and basic computer knowledge for inputting clinical documentation
  • Excellent verbal communication with consumers, staff, and community providers
  • Time management required to meet service goals
  • Local travel to consumer homes and other community settings
  • Lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Stooping, bending, sitting, standing, and keyboarding for prolonged periods
  • Ability to be CPR and PMAB certified
  • Valid driver's license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation required
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's or Master's in social work, psychology or related field with ability to obtain Qualified Mental Health Professional credentialing
  • 1 year of case management preferred
 

Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM with other as needed

Salary:  $30,000-$36,172 Annually DOQ

Benefits:

Heart of Texas Region MHMR strives to offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Employer paid Health Insurance
Employer paid Dental Insurance
Employer paid Life Insurance
Payroll Direct Deposit
10 paid Holidays per year
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

Excellent 401-K Retirement Plan (Center will contribute 12% of employee earnings) **Certain Requirement Needed**


Location: 1200 Clifton St. Waco, TX

 

Department: Main Center
This is a full time position

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