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Housing Specialist (ACT)

Job Location

New Orleans, LA, USA


Starting at $19.23 an hour

Type of Job


Published Date

May 10, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

Job Description

We have an opening for a Housing Specialist position on our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. The Housing Specialist role is part of an interdisciplinary team serving individuals with severe mental illness who are at risk of homelessness and other crises.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a behavioral health or related field

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Over 18 years of age

  • 1 year experience with homeless population and/or housing services

Core Competencies

  • Communicates respectfully and effectively and establishes professional relationships through active listening and demonstration of empathy and positive regard. 

  • Promotes recovery, independence, and personal choice for participants. 

  • Assists clients in identifying strengths, needs, and realistic goals to develop a treatment plan. 

  • Accurately identifies risk and responds appropriately. 

  • Effectively teaches social skills and household management skills. 

  • Demonstrates knowledge of behavioral health symptoms, interventions, and impact.

  • Maintains professional boundaries and operates within agency / ethical guidelines. 

  • Knowledge of agency and community resources and referral processes.

Job Duties/Skills Required

  • Provide direct housing related services to assist with obtaining or maintaining permanent housing in a community setting for recipients  

  • Attends ACT team’s daily morning meetings, monthly staff meetings and bi-monthly supervision 

  • Works as part of a transdisciplinary team and completes required documentation on all client services including data entry into required data systems. Ensures that clinical documentation and client files meet all applicable standards for licensing, accreditation, or other regulatory agencies.


Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, 14 paid holidays per year for regular full time staff,  401(k), and 401(k) matching.

About Start Corporation

Start Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984. Our Mission is to promote opportunities, which enhance the self-sufficiency of people to empower them to live and function independently.

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