Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DMHAS Housing Program Coordinator

Recruitment #200722-2155SH-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of those you work with? If so, don't wait, apply today! Capitol Region Mental Health Center (CRMHC) seeks qualified individuals for the position of DMHAS Housing Program Coordinator on the Managed Care Team (PCN: 26802). We are located at 500 Vine Street, Hartford, CT 06112. This position is 1st shift working 8:00am to 4:30 pm. It is a 40 hour per week, Monday through Friday, role.

Discover the opportunity to:
  • Work on a small team to serve 300 households and perform apartment inspections and annual re-certifications for safety standards and inhabitability; 
  • Serve as a liaison with clinicians, case managers, administrative staff, property managers, landlords, service providers and attorneys on matters related to housing and tenancy;  
  • Monitor status of payment requests and subsidy payments and communicates status of payments to landlords;  
  • Review and follow Operational Guidelines for the DMHAS Continuum of Care Rental Assistance, as well as, grants to determine number and type of units allowed.
We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off!

Selection Plan

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.

Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact Andrew Pebley, Andrew.Pebley@ct.gov, (860) 262-6946.

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.

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to speak a foreign language.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.