Housing Support Specialist - Charlottesville

Charlottesville, VA
Nov 15, 2018
Feb 06, 2019
Full Time

Optima Health Community Care is hiring a Housing Services Specialist to work remotely in support and service of the Charlottesville, VA . You will also be required to go into the field to look at housing.

The specialist will be instrumental in assisting members in their transition from nursing facilities. This will require heavy interaction out in the community searching for housing and assisting with the required needs in the home. Extensive experience with community outreach, and housing assistance programs is critical. 1 year minimum experience required, 3 or more years highly desired.

Division Highlights:

Optima Health Community Care is a Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC Plus) Medicaid plan for many older people and those with disabilities. CCC Plus is a Medicaid managed care program through the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS).

With Optima Health Community Care, members benefit from an individualized, fully-integrated program with a state-wide network of providers. As an Optima Health Community employee, you will join a care team committed to providing customized and personalized support and services in the community that our members can count on. Optima Health is a service of Sentara Healthcare, so joining Optima is joining the Sentara Healthcare family.

Sentara Benefits:

Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We’re setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For more information about our employee benefits, CLICK HERE!

Join our team, where we are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day, and provide the opportunity for training, development, growth!


1 - 3 years experience in community outreach or customer service required.
1 - 3 years experience in assisting older adults, the elderly, and persons with disabilities to secure accessible, affordable housing required.
1 - 3 years experience working with low income housing providers to develop accessible and affordable housing for older adults, elderly, and persons with disabilities required.

Keyword: elderly, housing, community outreach, low-income housing, affordable housing, LTSS

Equal Opportunity Employer


This job oversees the housing services and supports for LTSS services and supports (LTSS). The incumbent collaborates with federal, state and local affordable housing agencies such as Housing of Urban Development (HUD), State Housing Authority, subsidized housing, public housing authorities and voucher programs. The incumbent works with individuals and families receiving LTSS in finding affordable, accessible housing through one of the above-mentioned agencies. Assists in educating and assisting the case managers regarding affordable, accessible housing services for LTSS members.


Education Level
High School Grad or Equivalent

Required: Customer Service - 1 year