Position: Transition – Housing Specialist
Hours: 40-hours per week Non-Exempt
Assist and advocate for participant to develop a person-centered transition plan. Receive and process referrals from lead coordinator, NYAIL, facilities, individuals and family members and ensure the transition process is coordinated for each participant. Attend trainings and participate in professional development necessary to successfully implement the Open Doors/ MFP Project. Coordinate visits to facilities and homes to provide unbiased information on home and community based services, participate in discharge planning. Provide information, linkages and referrals on behalf of participant
Identify housing opportunities for individuals leaving a nursing home, as well as for those who have unstable housing after transitioning into the community. Assist eligible Olmstead Housing Subsidy participants through all steps necessary for enrollment, including: filling out housing applications, obtaining household goods and/or support for moving expenses, arranging unit inspections, etc. Work with applicants and/or their Transition Specialist, Service/Care Coordinator (SC), Nursing Home Discharge Planner, Care Manager (CM), natural support, or advocate to ensure a support services plan is in place for program enrollment.
Southern Tier Independence Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to hire the best qualified applicant for the position, without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, gender, religion, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic disposition or carrier status.