Support Specialist - Housing - Safe Haven Services 116435
People Incorporated - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

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People Incorporated Mental Health Services is searching for a Housing Support Specialist in our Homeless Services division. We assist chronically homeless adults with a mental illness to achieve their goals relate
d to safety, stability and recovery. For chronically homeless individuals living on the street, the transition from the street to permanent housing is made in stages and staff work to create a service environment where individuals feel at ease, out of danger, with flexible program services to meet their needs. Safe Haven Services-Hennepin is a transitional housing program for people who experience chronic homelessness. We are a 10 bed, board & lodge style facility that utilizes a harm reduction approach.

Shifts are every other Friday and Saturday overnight 3:00pm - 11:30pm.

The Housing Support Specialist position provides a wide range of supportive services. Some responsibilities will be to:
  • Develop and model independent living skills
  • Teach management of medication
  • Support during crisis
  • Monitor and document behavior
  • Preparing meals
  • Support goal plan actions
  • Assist with mental illness symptoms
Staff will be required to participate in regular staff meetings and required trainings.

Required Qualifications:
  • High School diploma/GED
  • 4,000 hours of work experience in human services
  • Experience working with adults who experience homelessness
Desired Qualifications:
  • College degree in behavior science
  • Experience in providing direct services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness and or chemical dependency in a community setting
  • Experience in case management
  • Knowledgeable about and have experience with medication administration
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to cook/prepare meals for 10 recipients

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