Education: Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field is required. Master's degree preferred.
Description: The Housing Navigation Specialist provides services to individuals on the pathway from homelessness to housing utilizing a recovery based and trauma-informed perspective. Individuals may be diagnosed with severe mental illnesses and also have co-occurring substance use disorders and/or chronic health conditions. All services are provided in line with a Housing First philosophy. Housing Navigation Specialists operate in a dynamic environment, develop extensive knowledge of community resources, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams comprised of internal and external providers, and cultivate a clinical skill set by forging therapeutic relationships with diverse community members. Interventions and services can be both office, and community based and may require the use of a personal automobile and cell phone.
Housing Navigation Specialists work in partnership with racially and culturally diverse individuals to define and facilitate their desired life outcomes. Housing Navigation Specialists participate in diagnostic evaluations and provide assessment of strengths, preferences, functional impairments and symptoms of psychiatric and/or co-occurring disorder(s) at regular intervals to ensure optimal and personalized services. Housing Navigation Specialists work with individuals in developing skills necessary to manage symptoms, obtain/maintain employment or housing, or to obtain services such as medical care, nutritional assistance, financial assistance, transportation, legal assistance and resources fulfilling any basic need. Housing Navigation Specialists may also facilitate psychosocial rehabilitative skills training groups and/or utilize other evidenced-based interventions or therapeutic modalities. Individuals may be assessed for crisis services as needed. Although staff members in this position are not typically LPHA's, staff members in this position are working under the supervision of a LPHA who provides ongoing evaluation and oversight of all assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
This position may have additional duties associated with providing bilingual communication services and requires the completion of a language competency test.
License(s): Center certification as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) required. Current and valid Texas driver's license and a clean driving record required.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.
Salary: Starting Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) salary is at $38,479-$40,739 based on education, but internal applicants are subject to Integral Care's QMHP career ladder.
Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.
For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)keywords: therapist, counselor, psychiatry, counseling, mental illness, mental health, behavioral health, social services