Community Resource Specialist
Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute - United States

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Professional needed to assist the staff and management in selected housing programs to build agency capacity so the families and individuals they serve have enhanced opportunities to engage in appropriate formal and natural supports. Additionally, the Specialist will help the housing program staff identify trends and gaps in the system that are preventing consumer successes and provide technical assistance to staff to craft strategies to eliminate or minimize those barriers. Responsibilities will include:

*Developing and strengthening relationships with community housing programs to provide housing staff with ongoing, collaborative support.

*Supporting housing agency staff in a holistic manner and referring them to appropriate community agencies.

*Working with housing staff to identify training needs.

*Developing and conducting assets and needs assessments at self-selected agencies and those identified by ACDHS to determine specific programmatic needs in order to increase consumer access to needed services.

*Working with housing staff to develop strategies to implement agency-specific interventions/programming.

*Working with housing staff to develop an individualized goal plan based on assets and needs assessments for each agency.

*Working with the housing staff to develop an individualized action plan outlining goals for each agency.

*Administering follow-up assessments at regular intervals to determine improvement and/or additional needs.

*Providing detailed documentation of interactions, observations, progress, outcomes, and/or follow-up information.

*Developing and maintaining current knowledge of homeless principles and techniques via professional journals, federal/state regulations and guidelines in order to provide optimum technical assistance and planning to contractors.

*Preparing correspondence, reports and other materials as necessary.

Master’s/Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in human services, with at least 3/5 years experience working in the human services field. Candidate should possess the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, have good interpersonal and relationship building skills, as well as public speaking skills. Ability to work with providers to encourage family-focused, strengths-based practice, as well as the ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks within time constraints are important. Position will involve travel, so a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required.

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