The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

  • Housing Specialist - ATARP Supported Housing Program (Worcester)

    Job Locations US-MA-Worcester
    ID
    2018-2935
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Supported Living / Case Management
    Min
    USD $13.98/Hr.
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Aggressive Treatment and Relapse Prevention (ATARP) supported housing program serves single adults and families referred by DMH. The individuals served in this program are homeless, some chronically, who also have a co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorder. This program serves 11 transition aged adults with or without dependent minor children. The program provides intensive, community-based clinical outreach and access to support staff 24 hours per day/7 days per week, including assistance in accessing treatment and other supportive resources so that the individuals can achieve recovery.

     

    The Bridge provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), as well as various trainings in which to obtain CEU’s, and opportunities for advancement. The Bridge is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides some tuition reimbursement for continuing education. 

    Responsibilities

    Housing Specialists are responsible for maintaining a caseload of up to five individuals and families, assisting them with obtaining permanent housing, budgeting, and obtaining entitlements for which they qualify. The Housing Specialist must be able to provide transportation, community outreach and attend monthly meetings through the Central Mass Housing Alliance.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Service related field strongly preferred.
    • One year's experience working with adults living with serious and persistent mental illness and substance abuse treatment, required.
    • Candidates must have a reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s license, the minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
    • Eligible candidate must be CPR, First Aid, and MAP (Medication Administration Program) certified or certifiable.

     

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