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JOB SUMMARY: The Housing Support Worker provides a range of housing support services based on the Recovery Model to adults who have mental illnesses.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide all housing support services needs for consumers in assigned houses.
- Participate in implementation of consumer Individual Recovery Plan (IRP) and communicate consumer progress to treatment team. Implement consumer IRP by providing interventions specified in IRP which include:
- Providing assistance and support for the consumer in stress or situations.
- Providing mental health education, support and consultation to consumers, families, and any other support system the consumer has in the community which is directed exclusively to the well-being and benefit of the consumer.
- Providing individual mental health service and support intervention for the development of interpersonal and community coping skills, including the adapting to home, school and work environments.
- Assisting the consumer in symptom self-monitoring and self-management for the identification and minimization of the negative effects of psychiatric symptoms which interfere with the consumer’s daily living, financial management, personal development or school or work performance.
- Assisting the consumer to develop and implement strategies and supportive mental health interventions for avoiding hospitalizations.
- Assisting the consumer to develop and implement mental health relapse prevention strategies and plans.
- Providing crisis intervention as necessary.
- Educating and assisting consumers with learning or re-learning Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills necessary to improve the quality of life, including the acquisition of consumer healthcare benefits.
- Link consumers to resources in the community.
- Act as an advocate for consumers to ensure adequate services are being provided to meet consumers’ needs.
- Establish constructive relationships with consumer to promote acquisition of rehabilitative goals.
- Document billable clinical/progress notes in Credible System for billing.
- Document each service at the time of service delivery.
- Complete documentation of all services provided within 24 hours.
- Meet billing expectations as given by supervisor.
- Conduct weekly inspections of the houses.
- Assist consumer in completing maintenance request on houses as needed and turn in request to Housing Coordinator.
- Attend all administrative, in service education, and other meetings as required. Meet regularly for supervision with Housing Coordinator.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- One-year experience in behavioral health, social services, or related field that includes providing direct services.
- Driving is required. Must have clean driving record and valid local driver’s license.
SKILLS and COMPETENCIES:
- Communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal).
- Ability to gather demographic information pertinent to IRP formulation.