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Rental Assistance Program Support Specialist

Company: ColumbiaCare Services
Location: Medford
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

APPLY TODAY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE MENTAL HEALTH FIELD!

*** Up To $1,000 Sign On Bonus Available! ***

ColumbiaCare Services is a Behavioral Health Care Provider subject to OAR 333-019-1010 , which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption in accordance with the rule.

What We Offer
Enjoy our many benefits and incentives including:

Competitive Pay Affordable Medical/Dental/Vision plans (30+ hrs) Generous Vacation and Sick time Whole Health & Wellness Reimbursement Program Professional development and training opportunities 100% Vested Retirement Plan w/ up to 6% Match (pending completion of waiting period and qualifying hours) Holiday Pay (9) Paid Personal Growth Hours Paid Time Off for Mental Health Company Paid Life Insurance Spontaneous Bonuses & Merit Increases Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (confidential access to licensed professional counselors & work/life specialists to assist you with a variety of issues) Tobacco Cessation Program
For more details about our benefits, visit our website !

About the Job
We have a Full-Time job opening for a Support Specialist at our Rental Assistance Program (RAP) in Jackson County. The Support Specialist will work directly with the Veteran population and/or Transition Aged Youth (TAY) clients (ages 18-24). T ravel within the Jackson County Area will be required in this position. The Support Specialist will:
Be primarily responsible for conducting housing searches and accessing community resources Assist individuals with completing housing applications and coordinating moving arrangements Manage funds to ensure all payments are made to landlords in a timely manner, as well as negotiate with landlords around rent, deposits, etc. Assist individuals with community reintegration, teaching coping skills in an effort to help individual be comfortable transitioning into their neighborhood Assist/teach individual in completing housekeeping tasks Provide direct skills training and coaching in independent living, self-sufficiency, education, navigation the medical community, community living, etc. Strive to close the gap created by cultural or language barriers Services provided will be in accordance with individual community integration and recovery plans. In addition, you will receive crisis de-escalation training, which requires performing various physical, hands-on maneuvers and techniques.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm (Full Time Day)

What You'll Make
Starting at $18.00+ per hour DOE/Credentials.

About the Program
Our Rental Assistance Program (RAP) is designed to help high-needs individuals obtain independent housing in the community. Clients have a diagnosis of serious mental illness and are stepping down from higher levels of care. These individuals typically face many barriers to obtaining housing and it's our focus is to help them to overcome those obstacles.

What You'll Need
1 out of 4 Criteria below:
Certified and registered as a Peer Support Specialist through the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) OR Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science: Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or Human Development; OR minimum three (3) years of verifiable mental health experience working with individuals living with a serious mental illness in a supervised social service setting; OR equivalent combination of behavioral science education in addition to satisfactory supplemental mental health experience and training
Successful applicants MUST also have a valid Oregon driver's license, maintain a safe driving record, and have the ability to pass a DHS criminal background check.

About Us
ColumbiaCare Services is a non-profit, behavioral health and Veteran's service agency offering a full spectrum of programming to help people get better. We are more than a company. We are a diverse team of individuals who are in the business of changing people's lives. We specialize in providing outpatient services, residential treatment programs, mental health housing, and other supports in beautiful and therapeutic service settings. We promote the whole health and wellbeing of the individuals and communities we serve. We value and honor diversity in all forms, including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, spirituality, Veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome persons from historically underrepresented groups to apply. We seek applicants who can demonstrate experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and who will contribute to our mission, vision, and core values.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; therefore, we invite individuals from all walks of life to apply. We strive to deliver equitable employment best practices and opportunities for all, from recruitment, to interviewing and hiring, to our retention activities, promotions, and training and growth opportunities. We give priority to applicants who qualify under protected Veteran status.

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Keywords: ColumbiaCare Services, Medford , Rental Assistance Program Support Specialist, Other , Medford, Oregon

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