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Peer Housing Counselor

Join our team today and immerse yourself in a rewarding career for years to come!
As a Peer Housing Counselor, you will work with our exciting new program that aims to provide comprehensive assistance to benefit homeless individuals and families in Ewing, Mercer County, NJ.
Responsibilities:
Perform outreach, engagement and assessment to enroll consumers in program services
Maintain knowledge of each consumer and share knowledge with other team members through active participation in team meetings, regular review of consumer's case record to ensure optimal responsiveness by staff to client's changing needs, consult with other staff regarding treatment plan, and regular progress updates to other staff concerning work performed on consumer's behalf
Assist client in finding, selecting and furnishing affordable housing of their choice and complete all necessary subsidy documentation; ensure documentation is provided to SAMHSA and other funding sources
Assist residents in understanding their rights and responsibilities under a tenant lease arrangement and manage disputes with other residents or landlords
Evaluate clients strengths and skill deficits related to independent living; assisting clients in acquiring needed skills before and after placement in their new homes
Assist and link clients in learning about their neighborhoods (banks, stores, transportation, recreational opportunities and other community supports)
Provide supportive counseling and assist consumers in problem solving
Collaborate with consumers, family members and other providers to develop service plans
Transport consumers and teach them how to take public transportation
Provide therapeutic rehabilitative skill development
Provide crisis intervention as needed
Benefits:
Competitive salary
Medical and dental insurance
Vision plan
Retirement plan
Flexible spending plan
EXCELLENT time benefits
Opportunity for personal and career growth
Team oriented environment - we practice the FISH! Philosophy
Requirements
Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in social work or a related field
Lived experience as a current or past consumer of behavioral health services
All positions require a valid driver's license in good standing, pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check. Oaks Integrated Care considers applicants for all positions without regard to: race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; sexual orientation; marital or veteran status; the presence of a medical condition, genetic information or handicap, unrelated to performing the tasks of the job; or any other legally protected status.
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