Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Specialist

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 31, 2017
Closes
May 05, 2017
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time

The District Homeless Action Project (DHAP) serves vulnerable men and women in the District experiencing homelessness, and is funded by the Department of Behavioral Health under a grant The District Homeless Action Project (DHAP) serves vulnerable men and women in the District experiencing homelessness, and is funded by the Department of Behavioral Health under a grant from SAMHSA’s Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI). Members of the CABHI team use a housing-first approach and trauma-informed practices to build trust-based and collaborative relationships. The Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Specialist delivers outreach, in-reach, assessment, navigation, and follow-up housing stabilization services to persons experiencing homelessness or housed within a 6-month period. The position requires, minimally, a Bachelor’s degree plus one year of relevant experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and facing homelessness or residing in housing programs. Ideal candidates have demonstrated a commitment to ending homelessness, evidence of effective teaming practices, and appreciation for systems levels issues that impact direct services.  Some non-traditional work hours are expected.