Office of Mental Health (OHM) Supported Housing Program: CAMBA's OMH Supported Housing Program provides a total of 87 units of scattered site housing to individuals. The first program provides 70 units of housing to chronically homeless single adults who are eligible for SSI or SSD, and suffer from Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) or are diagnosed as Mentally Ill and Chemically Addicted (MICA). The second program provides 10 units of housing for SPMI individuals who reside in OMH psychiatric centers, Article 28 inpatient hospitals, residential treatment programs and adult homes. The third program provides 7 units of housing to individuals who are SPMI and have been residents of either OMH Psychiatric Centers or OMH operated residential programs for one year or longer. All apartments are located in Brooklyn. Program clients receive case management services and limited assistance with their utility costs. Clients contribute 30% of their income for rent.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected to: (1) aid individuals and/or families requiring social service assistance; (2) interview and evaluate applicants for services, formulate service plans and goals, and aid clients to implement service plans; (3) locate and make use of appropriate community resources for clients; (4) evaluate actual living conditions of clients though home visits.
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
HS Diploma or GED and four years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.
Obtain "Criminal History Checks" (CHC) fingerprinting through the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice System).
Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with mental illness and substance abuse.
Proven experience working with MICA population.