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Rental Assistance Residential Specialist

Company: ColumbiaCare Services
Location: Medford
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

APPLY TODAY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE MENTAL HEALTH FIELD! 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 OfferEnjoy our many benefits and incentives including: Competitive PayAffordable Medical/Dental/Vision plans (30+ hrs)Generous Vacation and Sick timeWhole Health & Wellness Reimbursement ProgramProfessional development and training opportunities100% Vested Retirement Plan w/ up to 6% Match (pending completion of waiting period and qualifying hours)Holiday Pay (9)Paid Personal Growth HoursPaid Time Off for Mental HealthCompany Paid Life InsuranceSpontaneous Bonuses & Merit IncreasesEmployee 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 opening for a Residential Specialist at our Rental Assistance Program (RAP) in Jackson County, Oregon. This position works directly with clients and assists them in navigating complex systems (rental applications and requirements, HUD/alternative subsidy applications, benefits systems, public transportation, etc.). Within our RAP team, the Residential Specialist is considered the expert on accessing resources to obtain housing, and is primarily responsible for searching for housing, accessing community resources, coordinating transportation, and assisting with move-in arrangements. They are also involved in fund allocation to ensure all payments are made to landlords in a timely manner. Successful applicants will have the skills to provide effective and professional supports which motivate individuals with serious mental illness to participate in skills training and other treatment activities; help keep individuals safe in the community; and to encourage socialization, self-help, and communication. Services provided will be in accordance with individual community integration and recovery plans. Travel within Jackson County using a company vehicle is required. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm (Full Time Day) What You'll Make$24.00 - $26.00 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. ColumbiaCare Services is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. QMHA employees are also eligible to apply for the Oregon Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program. What You'll NeedSuccessful applicants will have the ability to interact and relate to residents and staff from partnering agencies with respect and dignity; comprehend laws, administrative rules, regulations and company policies; be able to manage clients experiencing crisis situations; and be computer literate. You must be registered as a QMHA through MHACBO or become registered within 30 days of hire. Eligibility for QMHA registration requires 1 out of 3 Criteria below required:Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science: Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Human Development, or related field; OR minimum three (3) years of verifiable behavioral health experience working with individuals with behavioral health needs in a supervised setting; OR equivalent combination of behavioral science education in addition to satisfactory supplemental behavioral 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 UsColumbiaCare 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. PI192173196

Keywords: ColumbiaCare Services, Medford , Rental Assistance Residential Specialist, Other , Medford, Oregon

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