CSO is looking for a Rapid Rehousing Specialist for Friends of the Homeless in Springfield.
The Rapid Re-Housing Specialist is a key member of the Coordinated Entry System (CES) team that connects homeless individuals throughout Hampden County with services and housing. The Rapid Re-Housing Specialist's primary role is to provide rapid re-housing (RRH) assistance to individuals experiencing homelessness, or at risk of becoming homeless, so that they are able to obtain or maintain housing.
Bachelor's degree in Social Services/Human Services field, or comparable education, training and work experience is required. Two years of work experience in human services and with vulnerable populations. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work with a diverse population and exercise good judgement. Prior experience working with homeless populations and issues related to homelessness is preferred. Also preferred is experience with conflict resolution and mediation. Proficiency with data management systems and other computer skills. Knowledge of local social service and other community resources. Familiarity with Hampden County Continuum of Care. Knowledge of HMIS and VI-SPDAT screening tool.
Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, (English/Spanish speaking.)
We provide our employees with competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including full coverage health and dental insurance and ample paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays). Additionally, we offer a 403B retirement savings plan, an employee referral bonus program, regular in-house training and professional development opportunities with free CEUs, and voluntary supplemental insurances at group rates, including short and long-term disability, cancer, accident and life. We also offer a premier employee assistance program (EAP) and personal cell phone plan discounts. Our work environment is flexible and supportive, with ample opportunities for collaboration within and across departments, programs and locations.
Clinical & Support Options, Inc. is a behavioral health organization serving individuals and families across Western Massachusetts. From our early days as a child guidance clinic, we have expanded into a full service behavioral health agency, committed internally to excellence while we collaborate externally with community partners to participate in a comprehensive system of assistance and resources for the residents of our communities. We employ over 650 multi-disciplinary staff, helping thousands of families over the past 50 years. We have community based office locations throughout Western Massachusetts, including Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, Orange, Athol, Gardner and Pittsfield.
Our expertise, in a nutshell, is to support people in their progress towards self-sufficiency, no matter what challenges they face on that journey. EOE/AA