PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of technical tasks in program development and housing-related programs for clients served by the Department.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May lead/supervise lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Reviews, analyzes and processes housing financial assistance program grant and referral applications, budgets, program plans, contracts and revisions to insure accuracy and conformity with federal, state and departmental requirements; reviews and processes applications for subsidized housing vouchers and other entities; performs inspections and re-certifications, reviews and evaluations to determine quality of program operation, conformance with program plan and effectiveness; prepares clear, technically sound and comprehensive statistical, financial, budget, progress and other reports; meets with officials and groups to explain and interpret department programs and expectations to meet established programmatic goals; may provide technical assistance to staff and/or agencies involved in housing programs including such program areas as low income, rental and supportive housing; may serve as liaison with Case Managers, agency administrative staff, property managers, landlords, service providers and attorneys on housing matters; may maintain and monitor program budget and complete related paperwork; may monitor the status of payment requests and rent subsidy payments; coordinates activities of department with other community, regional, state, federal and private agencies; may serve on committees and work groups; may develop and implement housing training programs; may make program referrals; may maintain housing data on internal database; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of federal, state and community resources available in the area of housing; knowledge of problems and programs of housing including permanent supportive housing and other housing related activities; knowledge of social and economic factors, issues and programs related to housing; knowledge of techniques of social, economic and governmental research related to housing; considerable oral and written communications skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to plan, analyze and evaluate housing programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience providing housing program coordination for persons with behavioral health needs or programmatic and/or financial monitoring of supportive and/or subsidized housing programs or technical assistance to local agencies concerned with housing related issues of persons with behavioral health needs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in business or public administration, housing, urban development or other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to speak a foreign language.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(12)-SOCIAL SERV (P-2)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of DMHAS Housing Program Coordinator in Salary Group SH 21 approved effective December 16, 2011. (Revised to modify content)