Boston Senior Home Care
  • MA, USA
  • Full Time

Job Title:                   Supportive Housing Resource Specialist                     

Business Unit:          Supportive Housing

Department:             Supportive Housing assigned site(s)

Reports to:                Program Manager                  

FLSA:                         Non-exempt               

Classification:           Regular Full-time (35 hours)

Grade Level:               7

Salary Range:             $35,747 $44,684 (commensurate with experience)

 JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary/Objective

Supportive Housing is a program of Boston Senior Home Care (BSHC) that assists low income residents who reside in elderly/disabled housing complexes to age in place and make lifestyle changes that improve the quality of their life.

 

The Supportive Housing Tenant Resource Specialist (SHTRS) assists residents in identifying needs to stay independent in place, and make the appropriate community referrals. The Supportive Housing Tenant Resource Specialist works closely with property managers, resident services coordinators, on-site medical professionals, hospitals, as well as other health care providers and partnerships, to identify residents in need of Home Care and/or other services, identify and notify any change in status for assigned residents who may require an intervention in order to avoid hospitalization, coordinate any needed ongoing case management to residents who are eligible for services from Boston Senior Home Care, as well as those non-ASAP consumers. The SHTRS may also provide assistance with tenancy issues, to help avoid eviction.

Essential Functions

Essential Job functions: Duties _______ through _______are designated as ADA Essential Functions and must be performed in this job. All other job duties are secondary functions. [TBD]

 

  1. Serve as a resource person for the assigned Supportive Housing building by providing knowledge on consumer and government resources etc. to both ASAP and non-ASAP residents.
  2. Create a schedule in conjunction with Housing Authority Property Managers and/or other on-site medical and health care professionals needed of which presence at each site would vary between 3-7 hours per assigned day and week.
  3. Work in concert with Housing Authority Property Managers and/or other on-site medical and health care professionals needed to identify residents who seek or require assistance in the form of community referrals and supports to remain safely housed in the community.
  4. Ability to access the required databases of hospitals, health care providers and partnership to communicate resident issues and provide progress and journal entries to share as required, and to provide requested resident reports every 30 days or no fewer than quarterly.
  5. Communicate resident issues to existing Case Managers and Geriatric Support Service Coordinators and provide progress and journal entries as required. This includes working in close contact with BostonElder Info and the BSHC Customer Service Unit.
  6. Act as a floater to cover for SH sites that are vacant for any length of time.  
  7. Develop and maintain positive relationships with Supportive Housing partners
  8. To be trained on Evidence Based classes and conduct trainings to residents.
  9. Assist Program Manager in developing and implementing outreach activities to increase enrollment for all BSHC care management programs. ]
  10. Foster a sense of community by being an example of tolerance and respectfulness of residents and their property.
  11. Develop and implement procedures for engaging consumers in planning, implementing, leading and participating in activities. Plan and direct health and wellness workshops and educational programs. No less than 2 per building over a twelve month rolling period, 6-8 week Evidence Based Trainings (Examples include Tai Chi, Matter of Balance, Chronic Disease Self-Management).
  12. Leverage and outreach to community partners for topical and educational presentations to residents.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned by Program Manager.

 

Competencies

 

  • Must possess advanced skills in consumer assessment and be able to assess the physical conditions of the consumer's home as well as the consumer.
  • Interpersonal flexibility, initiative, teamwork, a customer service attitude
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are key qualifications for this position
  • Solid organizational skills

 

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The employee must be able to carry a15 to 20 pound load.
  • The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a 35 hour full-time position.

 

Travel

This position requires travel to supportive housing sites.

Must be able to travel throughout the community and travel under all weather conditions.

 

 

Required/Preferred Education and Experience

  • BS or BA degree required, licensure preferred.
  • Six months or more years of experience in elder care case management required.
  • Must have computer experience, and be able to perform basic data entry and effectively utilize MS Office Suite.

 

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

Must clear CORI background check.

 

AAP/EEO Statement

All Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action factors, including but not limited to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability and all other EEO/AAP factors. Boston Senior Home Care affirms and supports diversity and inclusion in our workforce.

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

 

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