Housing Counselor, PSTP

           

                                             

Title: Housing Counselor

Program:     PAROLE SUPPORT AND TREATMENT PROGRAM

Overall Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Senior Housing Counselor, the Housing Counselor is responsible for establishing and maintaining a constructive relationship with the clients, providing them with assistance to enable them to successfully perform everyday tasks, to address their issues, to stabilize their lives and ultimately to live independently in the community; performs related work as assigned by the Supervisor. 

Specific duties and responsibilities

  • Provide clients with day to day assistance in handling their affairs and living in their apartments. Activities include assisting them with shopping, cleaning, cooking, doing laundry, making and going to appointments, providing escorts to make the meetings, delivering their medication weekly, and monitoring their taking their medications..

  • On a weekly basis, participates in the distribution of medications to the clients, and on an on-going basis, monitors the clients’   compliance with taking their medications.

  • Works closely with the clinical team to assess and monitor client’s ability to manage their housing situation.

  • Monitor actions being taken on the client’s 6 month housing plan.

  • Refer issues with any apartment to the Housing Coordinator for corrective action and or resolution with the Landlord.

  •  Attend weekly staff meetings to discuss the status of each client with the Director and all other staff members.

Qualifications:

·         High School Diploma or equivalent

·         Valid New York State Driver’s License preferred

·         Prior experience working with mental health consumers preferred

 

 To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements: careers@projectrenewal.org