The Housing Coordinator, under the direction of the Director of Behavioral Health, will be responsible for assisting patients who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in accessing resources, referrals, information and services that are critical to stabilization, including services that address social determinants of health. The Housing Coordinator additionally will be responsible for conducting education, outreach and developing a network of housing partners that include landlords, developers and housing assistance organizations.
* Conduct housing needs assessments on patients who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
* Assist program participants with identifying viable housing and accessing community resources to safe and affordable long-term housing
* Develop and maintain a network of housing partners, including landlords, property management companies and housing assistance programs, and community resources to address social determinants of health
* Coordinate with partners on leveraging community housing resources such as housing vouchers, Section 8 housing, low-income housing and other assistance
* Act as a liaison between housing partners and patients
* Collaborate and coordinate with CMC Care Teams, case managers, navigators, clinics and programs on participant goals
* Enter and maintain participant data in compliance with local, state and federal privacy laws
* Develop forms and procedures as they relate to housing services
* Prepare statistical and program reports for management, executives, the board and funders
* Attend community meetings and networking events to maintain relevant relationships
* Conduct community educational and outreach presentations on the CMC housing program
* Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Demonstrated competence with program coordination
* Ability to train and perform public speaking
* Ability to effectively work in a team and individually
* Ability to plan and implement projects
* Ability to mediate differences of philosophy and opinion
* Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to think critically and with foresight
* Ability carry out assignments with limited direction
* Ability to adapt to change and be flexible
* Skilled at oral and written communication
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook and Excel
* Ability to comfortably drive or commute to neighborhoods throughout the community and occasionally out of area travel
* Familiarity with state, federal, and/or tribal laws, policies, and regulations about homelessness
* Listens skillfully and displays a willingness and ability to acknowledge the needs, expectations and values of others through the use of reflective listening and empathy conveyance. Responds to needs in ways that are helpful and beyond expectation.
* Communicate effectively by using welcoming words, proper tone of voice, appropriate body language, eye contact and smiling with every interaction.
* Ability to provide excellent customer service that is reflective of a culture that values trust and respect.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
May require sitting for long periods of time; also stooping, bending and stretching for files and supplies. Requires frequent walking and standing for prolonged periods of time. Lifts and carries items weighing in excess of 35 pounds. Vision must be correctable to 20/40 and hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts. Requires ability to drive to outreach areas for presentations and other activities. May require working week nights and week ends.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to communicable diseases and other conditions common to a public health and clinic environment. Works weekends as needed.
* High school diploma or GED with at least four (4) years of experience, AA degree with at least 2 years of experience, Bachelor’s degree or higher with one year of experience. Experience should be focused in residential property management, real estate sales, or coordination of low-income housing program. Degree is preferred in business management, administration, public administration, social work, psychology or a related field.
* Must be capable of working with demographic data, health statistics, and economic forecasts.
* Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with others in a professional and courteous manner.
* Computer proficiency, particularly in online research, MS Word, and MS Excel.
* Advanced knowledge of word processing and forms development software Microsoft Office
* Ability to word process at 55 wpm
* Must have the ability to understand and follow Federal grant instructions and guidelines.
* Valid California driver's license, proof of auto insurance, and personal transportation
* Ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbal communication. Spanish bi-lingual communication preferred.
* Valid California driver's license, proof of insurance and personal transportation
Internal Number: HC
About Community Medical Centers, Inc.
Community Medical Centers, Inc. (CMC) began in the 1960's as a volunteer effort of the San Joaquin Medical Society, the San Joaquin Local Health District and the Community Action Council. Local physicians, nurses, dentists and community activists who recognized the lack of health and social services programs formed service teams to address the needs of migrant farm workers and their families. The providers went out to the fields and worked from their cars to deliver medical care, to supply food and clothing and to link families with available services. In 1967, the San Joaquin Medical Society received state and federal funding to support the development of two small facilities, as well as mobile clinics to provide services throughout the county. From these early beginnings, CMC has grown to provide comprehensive primary and preventive care at eleven clinical sites in the counties of San Joaquin, Solano, and Yolo.