Housing Stability Specialist (QMHP)

Job Number:  21-487-11453 

Why join us: Integral Care has proudly served Travis county residents for the past 50 years. As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave 

  • Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 403(b) retirement account

  • 401(a) employer contribution retirement account

  • Gold's gym membership discount

  • Mileage reimbursement

Housing Stability Specialist Job Summary: This position is within Housing and Homeless services as part of the Mobile Medical and Mental health (M3) team.  This project works in partnership with CommUnity Care Health Center and Dell Medical School to fill service gaps for adults experiencing chronic homelessness with a chronic medical condition and co-occurring disorder of serious mental illness and substance use disorder.  Individuals served present with high vulnerability and complex needs.  Work will be conducted within an interdisciplinary team to address needs/skills around housing navigation and stability, and related service coordination including delivering crisis services. Housing Specialists participate provide assessment of strengths, preferences, functional impairments and symptoms of psychiatric and/or co-occurring disorder(s) at regular intervals to support individuals in achieving independent living and basic needs.

The Housing Stability Specialist will utilize the evidence-based practices of Housing First, Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment, Trauma Informed Care and Harm Reduction.  This position will work in partnership with racially and culturally diverse clients to provide flexible interventions aligned with individual stage of change.  The Housing Stability Specialist will build on strength by fostering an attitude of hope, respect and compassion.

The M3 team will work collaboratively with Landlord Outreach Specialists, Housing Authorities, Assertive Outreach teams, Supported Employment, and other local service organizations. 

This program is SAMHSA funded through federal grant.  Team members will meet regularly with Project leadership to review project goals and evaluate outcomes. 

The M3 team is mobile meaning services are provided in the field, including outreach sites, within Travis County.  This position requires the transportation of consumers in personal vehicle. 

Housing Stability Specialist Education:

Required:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field. 

Housing Stability Specialist License: 

Required:

  • Center certification (QHMP-CS) to perform psychosocial rehabilitative skills training and case management.
  • Current and valid driver's license and a clean driving record. 

Hours: Full-time; Monday-Friday, 9:00am-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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

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)

QMHP Keywords: Qualified Mental Health Professional, QMHP, Case Manager, Rehabilitation Specialist, Service Coordinator, Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Specialist, Social Worker