Tri-City is looking for two individuals to serve as part-time (20 hours/ week) Housing Wellness Advocates I, II or III in the Housing Division. The Housing Wellness Advocate positions are for persons with “lived experience” defined as either direct or indirect experience with mental health or behavioral health services. Assigned schedules for these positions will be 9AM – 1PM M-F & 12PM – 4PM M-F. The Housing Wellness Advocate positions will report to Housing Manager.
This position is responsible for a variety of ongoing responsibilities including, but not limited to:
- Provide housing case management, advocacy, support and guidance to persons and families referred to Tri-City to receive services and who have housing instability;
- Develop individual case management service plans by using the completed Los Angeles Department of Health Services approved psychosocial assessment, solve problems directly related to housing, and provide encouragement, motivation and support to clients seeking to establish or strengthen their progress;
- Assist clients/families with completion of appropriate forms and documents relating to accessing services within the intake process, as warranted;
- Provide mentoring and/or coaching by helping clients set recovery goals, develop individual Wellness and Recovery Plans (WRAP), solve problems directly related to recovery;
- Perform wellness checks on new and existing clients and assist in program development and case review;
- Other duties as assigned, etc..
Housing Wellness Advocate I: Equivalent to a high school diploma and lived experience. “Lived experience” is defined as having been involved, either directly or indirectly, with mental health/behavioral health care services.
Housing Wellness Advocate II: Lived experience, as defined above; and Associate’s degree; and at least two (2) years of experience as a Housing or Wellness Advocate, or Housing or Clinical Wellness Advocate, or peer services or housing services staff member in a community-based mental health setting; or five-plus (5+) years working as a Peer Support/Community Worker or Housing Services Case Worker with specialized behavioral health populations.
Housing Wellness Advocate III: Lived experience as defined above AND Bachelor’s degree and at least three (3) years of experience as a Wellness Advocate, or Clinical Wellness Advocate, or peer services or housing services staff member in a community-based mental health setting; or seven-plus (7+) years working as a Peer Support/Community Worker or Housing Services Case Worker with specialized behavioral health populations. In addition to Housing Wellness Advocate II duties, will have some leadership role to coordinate and/or oversee other Housing Wellness Advocate staff.
LICENSE: Possess and maintain a current Driver’s License with current insurance and a satisfactory driving record.
Bilingual candidates in Spanish or Cantonese are preferred.
PART-TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:
Supplemental Retirement Savings Plan: Enrollment in Lincoln Financial 401a Money Purchase Plan (MPP); Tri-City contributes 7.5%. No Social Security.
Sick Leave: Employees earn 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours of worked or 3 days.
Additional Optional Benefits: EAP, Credit Union available through Credit Union of Southern California.
Merit Salary Increases: Annually based on performance, budget availability and supervisor approval.
REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Tri-City Mental Health Services will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate disabled applicants. If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at email@example.com.
Tri-City Human Resources Department may contact candidates via email or phone. Please pay attention to both forms of communication as information regarding application status may be made by email or phone.
Tri-City does not cover the cost of relocation fees.
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