Housing Specialist

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on September 19, 2022
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The Housing Specialist assists homeless and unstably housed pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders and their families to secure affordable housing. They assist in finding the location, coordinating move in assistance, and on-going advocacy with landlords.

This position is grant based and is intended to provide services that enable women to ensure successful tenancy and reduce relapse/medical problems in order to live independently. The Housing Specialist continues follow up with clients for on-going assistance, problem-solving, and home visits.

Pay Grade: $16.20-$27.00/hour

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree is required or four years of experience.
  • Experience: Three years of experience working with individuals with substance abuse is preferred.
  • Safe Driving Record: Candidates must have an unrestricted driver's license and a good driving record (no more than two moving violations in the last three years AND no criminal violations in the last five years).
  • Background Check: Candidates who are offered a position are required to undergo a background check and drug screen.

Why work at BRBH?

  • Be a part of the change: A key to continuing substance use treatment is having basic needs met. This position helps our clients meet a basic need in order to help them continue treatment and continue to care for their children.
  • Great co-workers: Our staff work hard and support each other in a team atmosphere.
  • Day schedule: The schedule is Monday - Friday, day shift.
  • Work/Life Balance: We have a great Paid Time Off policy - 29 days annually, which starts accruing on your first day.
  • We offer great benefits, including VRS (Virginia Retirement System)! Click here for more information:http://www.brbh.org/benefits/
  • Want to know more? Check out our employment page on Glassdoor to see employee reviews and more information about BRBH: http://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Blue-Ridge-Behavioral-Healthcare-EI_IE464369.11,43.htm

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, developmental disability, or substance use disorders.  We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 400 employees working to provide or support our services.  We are proud to have served our community for over 50 years. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment. This position is located in Roanoke, VA.

Categories: Human Services/ Social Work/ Sociology/ Psychology/ Non-Profit/ Healthcare/ Social Services/ Counseling

BRBH follows CMS (Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services) guidelines, which require, if hired, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or an approved medical or religious exemption.