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Viability, Inc.

60 Brookdale Street
Springfield, MA 01104
Website:viability.org

Company Description:
Mission
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.

Vision
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 SPRINGFIELD, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Required
3+
Preference: Preferred
Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
Class D Driver's license - Preference: Nice to have
Description:
Position: Clubhouse Housing Specialist 1– Fluency in Spanish preferred
Location: Springfield, MA - Lighthouse
Rate of Pay: $16.00 per hour (plus additional $40 biweekly stipend for second language)
Hours: 40 hours per week
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm; 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.
Clubhouses are a SAMSHA evidence based model and all Viability Clubhouses are certified by Clubhouse International. For more information about the Clubhouse Model, please visit the following link: https://clubhouse-intl.org/

Specific job responsibilities
• Work with chronically homeless individuals to find and maintain housing.
• Conduct regular home visits and supports members in accessing services such as addiction resource, mental health supports and benefits.
• Facilitates the work of a unit within the clubhouse setting, identifying important and necessary tasks, engaging members in the work for the purpose of building skills and confidence, working side by side to accomplish the work of the clubhouse.
• Manages and co-manages transitional and supported employment sites, learning the job, providing absence coverage, advertising and hiring members for openings.
• Advocates for and assists members in accessing entitlements, community resources and educational opportunities.
• Provides outreach to establish supportive relationships and to assist members in transitioning from the hospital, or their home to the clubhouse; create a positive culture where members are able to feel safe and take steps toward setting and achieving goals.
• Works with members to develop individual assessment and individual action plans.
• Implements individualized plans to support individuals’ growth and development in healthy living, daily living skills, recreation, employment and friendship building through the treatment planning process.
• Working within the clubhouse model, provides services to support the clubhouse’s housing program, assisting individuals in obtaining and maintaining housing of their choices, assisting with moving, establishing relationships with landlords.
• Trains and assists members in home, community and daily living skills such as budgeting, cleaning, cooking, and social interactions as needed.


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 preferred.
Requirements:
Requirements: Ability to use computers to include Microsoft Word, data entry, email, and internet essential. Must have a valid driver's license, 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.

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