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Housing Specialist

Company: Merakey
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

External Description
Merakey is currently seeking aHousing Specialistto join ourAdult Behavioral Health Divisionin ourLake Charles, LAlocation.
POSITION DETAILS
Coordinate Housing services for all individuals served by the F/ACT team.
Assist individuals in the procurement of safe and affordable housing and related necessities
Act as a liaison with stakeholders
Develop a relationship with landlords
Ensure the individuals have adequate financial support and teach and promote money management skills
Support individuals in the performance of household activities (cleaning, organizing, etc.)
Educate and support individuals families and advocate for individuals rights and preferences.
Attend housing related meetings in the community
ABOUT OUR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DIVISION
Merakey offers a continuum of care in behavioral health (includes mental health and addictive diseases), integrating services in both community and site-based settings. These services provide a wide range of recovery focused treatment, services, and supports for children and adults.
For more information on each individual service, please visit:https://www.merakey.org/services-behavioral-health.html
ABOUT MERAKEY
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders, and community partner organizations.
The work of Merakey is anchored in the firm belief that it is every individuals right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment in their lives. Surrounding professional staff with the best in technology and supports, Merakey is a leader in the industry and remains committed to helping people...one individual at a time.
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Requirements
Requirements:
Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Counseling is required.
1 year clinical experience with adults with severe mental illness
1 year experience minimum working as housing specialist
Must be willing to perform work in the community setting
Knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and recovery driven service system
Valid LA Drivers License and appropriate state and federal clearances

Keywords: Merakey, Lake Charles , Housing Specialist, Other , Lake Charles, Louisiana

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