Thriving Mind South Florida, the managing entity for mental health, substance use, and behavioral health in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, is seeking a Housing Coordinator.

Description

The Housing Coordinator will be responsible for the oversight and management of Thriving Mind’s Housing Initiative.  The Housing Coordinator will be responsible in carrying out the mission of this initiative which is to expand safe, affordable, and stable housing to individuals with behavioral health challenges participating in the Adult System of Care. The Housing Coordinator will report directly to the Adult System of Care Manager.

Duties

  • Provides management and oversight of the Housing Initiative, taking lead in TMSF’s quarterly Housing Initiative Meetings and other housing activities.
  • Maintain TMSF’s Housing Directory, including the review and update of the document on an annual basis or more frequently if needed.
  • Work collaboratively with System of Care Department to ensure that the behavioral health needs of adults engaged in Housing Programs are met.
  • Provide information on access and housing availability to SNP’s Housing Teams in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Advise provider agencies on Evidence Based Practices (EBPs); and assist the providers when appropriate with the implementation of those EBPs.
  • Develop and facilitate training and workshops for providers and stakeholders. These training should include but not be limited to tenant rights and responsibilities, housing discrimination, communicating with landlords, tenancy supports, budgeting, wrap-around services, and other best practices in PSH.
  • Maintain liaison and ongoing outreach with the COCs of our Region to stay current of changes and impact to resources.
  • Maintain documentation of housing contracts, personnel, budgets, and other pertinent information about the continuum of care to maintain the organization and NSP of potential changes that affect the entire system.
  • Research housing related grant opportunities, write and develop proposals to support the housing initiative.
  • Oversee the service provision by SNP for individuals living in PSH regarding their satisfaction and needs; monitors housing performance outcomes and provides technical assistance to individual agencies as necessary.
  • Work with the SNP to provide technical assistance, supports and other linkage needs.
  • Trained to support programs using the full-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT) as needed.
  • Collect data, design reports, and interpret information for monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as necessary
  • Prepare, complete, and distribute for month-end preparation of utilization reports according to deadlines.
  • Participate in Multidisciplinary Team meetings
  • Represent TMSF at workshops, on task forces and at various meetings when requested.
  • Assist providers with balancing access, quality of care, and cost efficiency.
  • Suggest policies and procedures for program development, implementation and quality improvement while supporting best practices.
  • Attend all required TMSF trainings and meetings.
  • Manage and complete all task assigned by the Adult System of Care Manager or senior staff of TMSF.
  • Perform other related duties and special projects, including community-based and/or agency events as assigned.
  • Ability to travel, including overnight stays out of town, as required by the position

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, public health, public or business administration, or any related field is preferred. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of experience in behavioral health services will be considered.
  • Experience with providing housing services to individuals who are homeless or suffering from behavioral health challenges
  • Knowledge of the Continuum of Care System (CoC)
  • Experience in public policy and housing programming including a working knowledge of the Housing First model
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize deadlines and attend all standing meetings
  • Understanding of recovery-oriented system of care principles and values
  • In-depth knowledge of the local behavioral health system of care and community resources
  • Understanding of different funding sources for behavioral health care (Medicaid, commercial insurance) as well as state and federal funding
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations related to the provision of mental health and substance use services
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, computer literacy a must (Excel) and able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to travel to various meetings for the agency
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed above.

Please submit resume to:

Julie Ortiz

Human Resources Coordinator

jortiz@thrivingmind.org