60 Brookdale Street
Springfield, MA 01104
We believe individuals with disabilities and other societal disadvantages are an essential resource for our country’s future. Our mission is to help build a world in which individuals with disabilities and other disadvantages realize their full potential.
Viability will be a positive disruptive force in the marketplace leading the innovative designs of future service delivery for individuals with disabilities and other disadvantages to realize their full potential within their communities of choice.
|Salary Range:||Location:||$15+ Per Hour||WESTFIELD, MA|
|Job Type:||Category:||Full Time||Human Services|
|Education Level:||Work Experience:|
|High School or Equivalent|
Spanish - Preference: Required|
|Position: Clubhouse Housing Specialist 1– Fluency in Spanish required|
Location: Westfield, MA – Forum House
Rate of Pay: $16.00 per hour (plus additional $40 biweekly stipend for second language)
Hours: 40 hours per week
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm; occasional evenings and weekends, on call responsibilities
Summary: Work with chronically homeless individuals with mental illness on transitioning to permanent supported housing in the Westfield area. Once housed, members receive ongoing supports and home visits provided and/or organized by the Clubhouse Housing Specialist. Regularly communicates with community stakeholders including contract managers, landlords, mental health providers, and law enforcement. Advocate for and assist members in accessing benefits, entitlements, and community resources.
|Qualifications: High School/GED with three years of experience in mental health role required or Associates with one year of experience in mental health role or Bachelor's degree in human services, social work, psychology or related field. Experience with or knowledge of diverse populations preferred. Experience working with people who are homeless and/or in recovery. Fluency in Spanish required.|
Requirements: Ability to use computers to include Microsoft Word, data entry, email, and internet essential. Must have a valid driver's license, 3 years driving experience, good driving record, use of vehicle and willingness to transport participants in personal and/or agency vehicle. Must be able to travel within the region to access residential settings, employers, offices, and community organizations.