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Veterans Housing Specialist

Company: ColumbiaCare Services
Location: Medford
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:


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:

Affordable Medical/Dental/Vision plans
Flexible Spending Account
Generous Vacation and Sick time
Whole Health & Wellness Reimbursement Program
Professional development and training opportunities
100% Vested Retirement Plan w/ up to 6% Match
Holiday Pay (9)
Paid Personal Growth Hours
Paid Time Off for Mental Health
Company Paid Life Insurance
Spontaneous & Longevity Bonuses
Loan Forgiveness Program Eligibility
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) & Tobacco Cessation Program

For more details about our benefits, visit our website !

About the Job
We have a Full-Time opening for a Veterans Housing Specialist in Jackson County, Oregon. This position works directly with Veterans with a history of houselessness. Primary responsibilities include assisting them with housing searches, rental applications and requirements, HUD/alternative subsidy applications, benefits systems, public transportation, employment searches and applications, and other tasks that help Veterans towards self-sufficiency. The Veterans Housing Specialist will also help Veterans maintain residence and learn skills to become as independent as possible in the community. The Veterans Housing Specialist may be required to provide intervention and crisis management services, prepare meals, and ensure that policies are being followed by residents. In addition, you will receive crisis de-escalation training, which requires performing various physical, hands-on maneuvers and techniques.

Work Schedule: Thursday through Monday, 9:00am - 6:00pm (Full Time Day)

What You'll Make
$20.00 - $22.00 per hour DOE/Credentials. Additional 5% Language Differential offered for Bilingual or Multilingual candidates (Spanish/English desired).

About the Program
The Valor Pass program provides outreach and case management services to veterans who are houseless or at risk of becoming houseless. These services include multiple levels of care, including outreach to shelters, a contract residential treatment site, transitional housing, and Veteran Affairs Supported Housing (VASH). All eligible veterans are encouraged to accept referral to medical clinics for assessment of physical and health. In addition, we coordinate with VA clinics that are also available for assistance with chemical dependency and problems with mental health.

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 Need
This position does not require that applicants be Veterans; however, preference will be given to Veterans. The successful candidate will have:
Experience working with houseless individuals, Veterans, and the Public Housing Authority
Familiarity with community resources
Administrative office experience, with good verbal and written communication skills
The ability to deal with multiple project deadlines and overlapping responsibilities
Attention to detail and strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
Travel within Jackson County using a company vehicle is REQUIRED
A Bachelor's degree in Social Science, Human Services, or related field is preferred

Successful applicants MUST also have a valid Oregon driver's license, maintain a safe driving record, and 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 as well as bilingual and/or bicultural applicants.


Keywords: ColumbiaCare Services, Medford , Veterans Housing Specialist, Other , Medford, Oregon

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