Description Collaborative Support Programs of NJ (CSPNJ), behavioral health nonprofit organization, has a Housing Specialist position based out of Absecon, NJ. The position is full-time/40 hours per week and is eligible for benefits. Responsible to coordinate information and referrals for housing placements in the assigned region including interviewing of service recipients to determine eligibility and making referrals to housing subsidy programs. Assists person’s served with housing search to locate and apply for rental housing, including negotiations with landlords as per Fair Housing practices.
Qualifications: Bachelors in behavioral health discipline –OR- a combination of education and work experience that is equivalent. Experience with Real Estate and knowledge of state and local housing regulations is strongly preferred. Excellent written and verbal skills, strong assessment skills and organizational skills are required. Must have strong computer skills and valid NJ drivers’ license and acceptable driving record is required. Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation models a plus.
Notes Lived Experience: CSPNJ prioritizes hiring people who have been trained to use their own life experience dealing with mental health or substance use challenges to inspire and support others.