Open Sky Community Services ACCS Housing Coordinator - North County Integrated Team A in Gardner, Massachusetts
Open Sky is proud to be an eligible organization for the MA Human Services Repay Program. The MA Repay program provides a limited opportunity for employees of eligible Human Services organizations to apply to receive money to pay their student loan debt! *Must meet all eligibility requirements. Find more information on eligibility and requirements at: https://www.marepay.org/health-services-and-home-health
Description and Responsibilities
Adult Community Clinical Services is a Department of Mental Health funded service that is designed to deliver evidence-based interventions within a clinically focused model. Individuals served are diagnosed with mental illness or dual diagnosis and reside in their own homes, apartments, and in group living environments. Our services focus on helping people transition to a more independent environment while maximizing their natural supports by building skills and achieving personal goals. The teams are tight knit, supportive and multidisciplinary. Open Sky’s talented clinicians, substance use counselors, nurses, peer staff, housing counselors, outreach counselors, and direct care staff provide quality, compassionate care to the individuals served.
The ACCS Housing Coordinator embraces and operates within the Housing First Principles to set a foundation for pursuing health and recovery goals with people served. They are committed to cultivating mutually respectful partnerships, setting appropriate limits, and maintaining a helping role with individuals served and their family members to provide quality, compassionate care. Housing Coordinators work to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with private landlords and developers to maximize housing opportunities for people served.
Other Key Responsibilities Include:
Engage with and develop relationships with Persons to establish treatment goals and barriers to housing. Assist Persons in addressing CORI or legal issues that may be a barrier to obtaining housing. Provide interventions to facilitate movement of Persons into permanent independent housing, and to support Persons to live in independent housing settings.
Assist people served to secure rental subsidies through affordable housing programs.
Collaborate with the ACCS Integrated Team to establish treatment goals, determine housing and service needs, and eliminate barriers to housing.
Assist with site visits, application, and lease negotiations. Provide education and support to assist Persons in meeting and understanding all lease terms, subsidy requirements and related benefits.
Support Persons as the move, set up, and maintain the household. Collaborate with landlord to ensure apartment is ready for occupancy, perform move-in/out inspection with person served and conduct ongoing safety and cleanliness inspections.
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, required.
Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.
Reliability, willingness to learn, and being open to new opportunities.
At Open Sky Community Services, we open our doors, hearts, and minds to the belief that every individual, regardless of perceived limitations, deserves the chance to live a productive and fulfilling life.
Open Sky is on an anti-racist journey, committed to learning, living, and breathing inclusion, opportunity, diversity, racial equity, and justice for ALL.
At Open Sky, you’ll join over 1,300 compassionate and highly trained professionals who put innovative, evidence-based practices to work in ways that positively impact our communities across Central Massachusetts and beyond.
As a trauma-informed organization, Open Sky strives for transparency and sensitivity to the experiences of those we interact with. Self-care is encouraged, and we are committed to providing a positive work culture that is focused on continuous learning and the value of diverse perspectives.
Open Sky is proud to be an industry leader in pay and benefits. Open the Door to Possibility and begin your career with Open Sky today!Benefits of Working for Open Sky Include:
Excellent Supervision (Individual and Group), Professional Development, and Training Opportunities
Generous paid time off plan – you start with 29 days (almost 6 weeks!) in your first year, including 12 paid holidays. Increases to 32 days in your 2nd year, and the current maximum is 43 days (OVER 8 WEEKS!)
We pay for your higher education! Ask about our Tuition Reimbursement Program, and reimbursement for a variety of Human Services certifications.
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with Prescription Plan
403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match
Life Insurance (100% Employer-Paid)
Eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Open Sky celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, or disabled Veteran status.