Supportive Housing - Mental Health Residential Specialist

ASCEND Mental Wellness
4.7 out of 5
3043 State Route 4, Hudson Falls, NY 12839
$18 an hour - Full-time

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  • $18 an hour

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • 10 hour shift
  • Night shift
  • Day shift
  • On call


3043 State Route 4, Hudson Falls, NY 12839

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

Established in 1948, The Mission of ASCEND Mental Wellness is to encourage and assist individuals in discovering pathways to their optimal mental health and wellness, while supporting hope and awareness of well-being in our community.

ASCEND is seeking individuals to provide support to adults and children in a Supportive Residential program.

Full-time positions offer a comprehensive benefit package including health and dental insurance, 11 holidays, 2 floating holidays, vacation, sick/personal time and 401(k).

A $1,000 sign-on bonus is available for this position.

Our current openings are located at our Cooper St. apartments or Housing First locations. These programs serve homeless/low-income individuals and families, including children to maintain safe, permanent, supportive housing. We have the honor of offering homeless/low income individuals and families in need a place to call home while working on self-identified goals. Working with the households to achieve these goals, maintain benefits and achieve a personal level of independence is a snapshot of the services being offered in Supportive Housing. Other activities include outings to local attractions, game nights, creative art projects and additional recreational activities. Monthly meetings with tenants and their residential specialist will allow continued progress towards achieving personal and family milestones, while strengthening the professional relationship. Whether a tenant chooses to make our residence their forever home, or, to utilize our services as a tool to bridge the gap of a life changing crisis, the Supportive Housing team is here to help them with their journey.

Individual must be well motivated and committed to making a difference in people's lives. Good listening, writing and verbal skills required. Computer skills helpful. One year human services experience, Associates Degree preferred. Valid drivers' license required.

Job duties would include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Develop individual service plans with assigned residents, coordinate with other care providers (i.e. - day program, medical and mental health providers).
  • Work with the resident’s families as appropriate.
  • Help establish a pleasant, functional atmosphere within the residence, provide unobtrusive leadership as needed for house meetings, support, advice, and supervise resident’s daily living activities (housework, menus, shopping, hygiene, medication, budgeting, etc.),develop and implement specific programs in living skills for residents as indicated.
  • Encourage effective communication, personal and interpersonal awareness and independence among staff and residents.
  • Instruct residents in the use of house equipment, safety procedures and routines.
  • Assist residents with community integration (i.e.- programs, services, entertainment, socialization, etc.).
  • Provide informal case management services and advocacy to residents as needed.
  • Be attentive to the residence and its functioning, make small repairs as needed and inform supervisor of larger maintenance issues.
  • Implement fire drills and report safety concerns to supervisor immediately.
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and required in-service trainings.
  • Assist supervisor with statistical reporting, collection of fees. Provide documentation for all financial transactions as required by supervisor.
  • Act as On Call as scheduled.
  • Facilitate discharge/transition of residents and provide follow up services to them.
  • Provide behavioral intervention when necessary and work with residents to utilize self-control/improved coping skills in de-escalation.
  • Adhere to all OTDA/NYSSHP, OMH/ESSHI and HUD requirements.

ASCEND Mental Wellness provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Hudson Falls, NY 12839: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Human Services: 1 year (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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