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Housing Coordinator

at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Posted: 2/3/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1436

Job Description

Work Location: Centro Esperanza 310 S. Extension Rd. Mesa, AZ 85210




Responsible for the management, administration, and development of bridge, supportive and affordable housing program resources for participants  with serious mental illness, general mental  health and  substance  abuse  served  within the Regional  Behavioral  Health  Authority  (RBHA) system  and residing in Maricopa County. The Housing Coordinator will represent CPLC participating  in various committees  and coalitions relating to Ending Homelessness; lead steering committee meetings for CPLC Health, and oversee housing  concerns  and issues for our organization.





  • Education:  Bachelor's  Degree  in Social  Work, Counseling  or Psychology
  • Minimum  of 1 year training in Supported  Housing and development.
  • Experience: 2-5 years SMI  behavioral  health managed care experience.  Significant  experience in progressive network management and development and/or 3-5 Years in RBHA system or similar,  Community  Based Residential  Programs, etc.




  • Responsible for communication, coordination and linkages regarding bridge, supportive and affordable housing programs externally  and internally  with CPLC Health  staff.
  • Provide oversight of housing reports (statistical performance outcomes and status) for CPLC Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and ADHS/DBHS through a performance outcomes based model; the production of housing units geared to the needs of the population (i.e. housing first permanent housing stock) and statistical longevity  of participants  residing  in permanenthousing.
  • Provide oversight to: maintain various housing related databases; management of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) properties including monthly inspections and maintenance, handle eviction prevention  efforts,  coordinate housing and referral issues with RBHA Housing and IT  staff to meet HUD service match and leverage  deliverables,
  • Advocate for the needs and developing affordable housing resources for participants with mental health disorders and co-occurring  substance  abuse issues.
  • Be an active leader and participant with community groups, advocates, and funding sources such  as: the SAMHSA, Arizona Mental Health Association, Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, ADHS/DBHS  Statewide  Behavioral  Health  Planning  Council  including  the  Consumer's Advisory Council, the Arizona Department of Housing, Maricopa Association of Governments (local homeless community planning  process entity), and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Maintain satisfactory punctuality and attendance as set on the work schedule
  • Monthly Deliverables include: Homeless HousingSpread Sheet, Supported Housing Report, Residential  Services  Report  with Step Down  plans. Scattered  Site applications  and outcomes.
  • Transition  Plans for each person  in Community  Placement  or Residential
  • Accounting for all individuals who are currently placed in Home Inc or ABC Subsidized Apartments.
  • Development of Monthly Reportsto ensure all individuals who are Homelesshave applied for Supported Housing and are in the process of obtaining a safe livingenvironment, based on the needs of the client.
  • Attend staffingsas requested to ensure adherence to treatment plans for individuals in Independent or Semi Independent Settings.
  • Oversight of ACT Housing transitions and ensure the Supported Housing and Housing First Objectives are met.
  • Performs other related dutiesas assigned.





 Ability  to travel statewide as needed.  Ability to communicate  clearly and effectively  both verbally and  in writing. Able to present operational information to personnel at all levels. Able to identify and recruit potential  funding sources.





 Employee will be expected to participate  in continuous learning, competency  building and maintenance  of competency skills.








Work is performed  in structured  environments.






Reports to and is supervised directly by the IHHS Administrator or designee. Employee is also accountable  for understanding  and complying  with CPLC policies and  procedures.


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