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Lifeline Connections Crisis Supportive Housing Specialist – Posting #20-093 in Vancouver, Washington

Agency Background:Lifeline Connections is a not-for-profit agency that is recognized as a leading behavioral health treatment provider in Washington State, offering a full continuum of care for individuals who have a behavioral health condition. Lifeline Connections' patients receive an unprecedented level of care by highly skilled professionals who know how to help people find and sustain long-term recovery. For over fifty years Lifeline Connections has provided hope, help and healing to thousands of individuals in Washington State and within the Portland, Oregon metro area.Crisis Supportive Housing Specialist andndash; Posting #20-093Major Duties:The Supportive Housing Specialist provides housing support services to individuals receiving treatment for behavioral health conditions and/or substance use disorders. In fulfilling these duties, the incumbent performs the following duties independently:andbull; Provides a welcoming environment for new participants.andbull; Provide housing support services to individuals to meet the identified strengths-based housing goals including the housing search, placement and retention of permanent housing.andbull; Support the consumer/patient identify safe housing to promote stabilization transitioning back into the community.andbull; Provides basic recovery support services and documents services provided using recovery focused language.andbull; Will work with individuals to meet the goals on the individual services plan identified activities and goals that is recovery and strength based and meets their unique needs.andbull; Acts as an advocate for the needs and rights of every person.andbull; Establish and maintain relationships with community partners, landlords, and property management companies/owners.andbull; Support individuals in filling out rental applications and other necessary housing documentation.andbull; Assist individuals in obtaining housing financial assistance when needed, and requesting reasonable accommodations to overcome barriers to housing.andbull; Collaborate with housing providers and landlords around any tenant issues; seeks to resolve concerns.andbull; Coordinate services with program team and clinical staff to support individual's choice housing goals.andbull; Assists in completing admission to the Center including:o Orientation to the program, including an introduction to staff, tour of the facility, individual rights and grievances, program schedule, and community agreements.o Assisting participants with basic life skills and clean up using proper infection control procedures.o Reviewing and storing personal property.andbull; Partners with each participant to maintain a recovery environment by performing tasks including, but not limited to:o Room Checks.o Removes any hazardous objects and records findings as designated.o Helps participants manage any risky behavior and completes required documentation.o Implements contraband policy.andbull; Maintain complete and up to date documentation of all services and contacts.andbull; Works with participants and treatment team to complete Discharge Planning to ensure community resources and family supports are involved, as requested by the participant.andbull; Ability to maintain a positive, solution-focused demeanor when responding to conflicts or problemsandbull; Participate in verbal de-escalation and interventions in emergent situations and be willing to assist other team members as needed to maintain a safe and secure environment.andbull; Represent the organization in a positive manner while working in the community.andbull; Other duties as assigned.Requirements:andbull; At least one year of paid or voluntary experience working with adults in a mental health or substa