Street Outreach Housing Specialist
Agency Name: Integrated Services of Kalamazoo
Agency Contact: Sergio Covarrubias
- Position Type: Full Time
- Job Type: Permanent
- County: Kalamazoo
- Salary Range: 15.49 per Hour
- Send applications to: www.iskzoo.org/careers
Do you have a passion for helping individuals transition from street homelessness to permanent housing? Would you like to be a valuable member of a diversity driven, mission-minded team that impacts our community? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to work as a Street Outreach Housing Specialist!
What You Will Be Doing
Working full-time as a Street Outreach Housing Specialist you will provide street outreach to individuals with co-occurring, severe, and persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders who are homeless. You will be responsible for the delivery of appropriate services/supports to individuals in order to transition individuals from homelessness to housing.
What We Require
High School diploma or GED with at least two years of work experience in combination with lived experience navigating mental health resources and/or services to benefit those with mental health, developmental, or behavioral challenges; experience in Community Mental Health or transitional housing setting is preferred. Basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, database management, e-mail and grant reporting. Valid Michigan driver’s license and personal transportation required.
Why Work For ISK
Because we make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve in the Kalamazoo community every day. You will have the opportunity to work with amazing co-workers in an environment that values diversity, inclusion, work/life balance and encourages ongoing education for professional development
We also offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, with some of the best retirement plans in southwest Michigan. You will also enjoy 12 paid holidays, 23 days of PTO and the opportunity to earn additional PTO hours for participating in our wellness program! Kalamazoo is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise!
Who We Are
Integrated Services of Kalamazoo (ISK) has been delivering quality services and programs to improve the lives of those we serve for over 30 years. ISK works with youth, families, and adults with mental illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders to help them succeed. We provide welcoming and diverse community partnerships which collaborate and share resources to support individuals and families to be successful and achieve their goals in a trauma-informed environment.
Come Join Us!
Individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds along with bilingual candidates are invited to apply. ISK is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity and inclusion among its workforce. ISK fomenta la diversidad y la inclusión.
We look forward to meeting you! Apply online at www.iskzoo.org/careers
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Physical Efforts – Job demands include prolonged sitting and standing as appropriate. May occasionally require light lifting up to 25 pounds, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or bending as appropriate. Requires coordination of hands and/or eye/hand/foot.
Working Conditions – Office environment with noise from computers, copy machine, and telephones. Use of computer screen for periods in excess of 30 minutes at a time. Possible eyestrain from extended periods of viewing computer screen. May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, infectious diseases, and parasites. Travel throughout the Kalamazoo area is required.