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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Behavioral Health Workers and Clinicians

Behavioral Health Workers and Clinicians develop strong, trauma-informed relationships with clients who would otherwise be at the furthest margins of society. With a holistic trust-based approach, you will assist clients with problems related to psychiatric symptoms, homelessness, addiction, legal issues, physical health, and perhaps most importantly, relationships. We have openings within our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Community Support (CSP) teams. These teams are staffed by behavioral health workers, social workers, and counselors who provide recovery oriented, outcomes based, community focused services to adult consumers with mental illness and substance abuse issues.
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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Care Coordinator

The Care Coordinator is responsible for delivering, integrating, and coordinating supportive services for assigned individuals at the 801 East Men’s Shelter, which is funded by a grant agreement with the District’s Department of Human Services (DHS). Focusing on the intersection of healthcare and social/behavioral/housing supports, the Care Coordinator works with multiple systems of care, both inside the shelter (e.g., between Day Center, Housing Focused Case Management, Employment Services, Low Barrier Shelter, Work bed, Senior/Frailty, Recuperative Care, and Health Clinic) and with outside providers (e.g., medical specialists, hospitals, behavioral health providers, etc.). The goal is facilitation of integrated, whole-person care. The Assistant Program Director fields requests and referrals from staff working across the other on-site programs and supports the Care Coordinator with developing a rotating caseload of ~25-30 guests with high priority presenting situations.
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Friday, May 6, 2022

Day Center Services Supervisor

The Day Center Services Supervisor oversees the Team working in the Day Center and other program staff delivering a range of supportive services at the 801 East Men’s Shelter & Service Center. The program is funded by a grant agreement with the District’s Department of Human Services (DHS). Service components include a Day Center; Housing Focused Case Management and Employment Services across Low Barrier Shelter, Workbed, and Senior/Frailty temporary housing programs; and Recuperative Care (aka Medical Respite) as well as the Health Clinic which is operated under a sub-provider. The Supervisor directly manages the roles of Day Center Specialist, Employment Specialist, Benefits Specialist, Peer Specialist, and other staff or volunteers associated with the Day Center services and amenities. The Day Center Services Supervisor may also support the Program Director with other responsibilities as assigned to ensure that the goals and objectives of the Supportive Services program are accomplished at the 801 East Men’s Shelter. The Supervisor collaborates with other key service and operational partners to ensure a smooth experience for shelter stayers aka clients (e.g., Housing Focused Case Management, Health Clinic, Respite Program, Shelter Operator, Food Service Vendor, Housekeeping, Security, etc.). Overall, the Day Center Services Supervisor is responsible for developing and promoting high quality, innovative, and integrated supportive services. The Supervisor oversees services provision and coordination in a manner that is culturally humble/responsive, trauma-informed, and evidence-based. The Supervisor ensures program staff embody a “Radical Hospitality” approach while delivering and coordinating supportive services.
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Friday, April 29, 2022

Supported Employment Specialist

Washington, District of Columbia
POSITION SUMMARY Community Connections is seeking a Supported Employment Specialist to work with adults and transition age youth with serious mental illness. The ideal candidates are business-oriented professionals who are networking savvy with strong interpersonal skills and passionate about working with people with mental health and substance use problems to become employed. Job duties include developing relationships with employers in order to achieve successful placements.
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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Intake Specialist

The Intake Specialist is responsible for conducting Intake procedures with guests seeking Low Barrier Shelter option at the 801 East Men’s Shelter, which is funded by a grant agreement with the District’s Department of Human Services (DHS). The Intake Specialist typically handles 5 –10 Intakes with guests per shift. The Intake Specialist is a member of the Housing-Focused Case Management Team.

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Monday, April 11, 2022

Case Manager in Permanent Supportive Housing Program

The Permanent Supportive Housing Program at Community Connections is looking for a new Case Manager to join their dynamic team! By providing stabilizing services, innovative programs, and transformative advocacy, you will have the opportunity to strengthen families and help create thriving communities. As a Case Manager in the PSHP program, you will be joining a group of passionate individuals interested in building family resilience and creating a more equitable community.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Employment Specialist

The Employment Specialist is the member of the Day Services Team responsible for helping each assigned individual secure employment. Focusing on the timely identification of interest in employment, and leveraging the skills embodied in Evidence Based Practices like Support Employment or Individualized Placement and Support (IPS), the Employment Specialist works with participants in the shelter and with employers in the community to find the best possible match of employee and employer. The Employment Specialist is cross-trained in the other service jobs on this contract (e.g. Benefits Specialist, Housing Navigator, Housing Focused Case Manager), and is able to cross-cover as necessary.

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Monday, March 21, 2022

Peer Specialist

The Peer Specialist is a member of the Day Services Team and is responsible for helping each assigned individual engage in services to the best of their ability. These services include practical resources like the computer lab, barbershop, showers and beauty salon; the Welcoming Station which helps people get to the service they need for the day including a shelter bed; the Innovation Station which helps people amplify strengths that facilitate recovery and housing acquisition while also solving problems that are serving as barriers to successful housing; the overnight shelter; and the Medical Clinic. Assigned individuals are at the 801 East Men’s Shelter, which is funded by a grant agreement with the District’s Department of Human Services (DHS). Focusing on the timely identification of participant need and engagement, the Peer Specialist works with assigned participants and with multiple systems of care, including those associated with Community Connections (e.g., with Housing Focused Case Management, Employment Services, and the Benefits Specialists); with partner agencies in the shelter (e.g. MetroHealth and Shelter Operations), and with outside providers (e.g., housing providers, behavioral health providers). The overarching goal is to maximize engagement in services so that housing acquisition is facilitated. The Peer Specialist is cross-trained in the other service jobs on this contract (e.g. Employment Specialist, Housing Navigator, Housing Focused case Manager), and is able to cross-cover as necessary.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Housing Navigator

The Housing Navigator is responsible for helping each assigned individual apply for and acquire housing for which they are eligible. The Housing Navigator has extensive knowledge of the District’s Coordinated Assessment Housing Placement (CAHP) System and is well versed in assisting clients/guests with exiting homelessness into appropriately matched housing options (e.g., Affordable, Rapid Rehousing Programs, and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, also Transitional or Temporary Housing Programs). The Housing Navigator may have a rolling caseload of 25 to 30 active clients/guests with an overall services goal if timely acquisition of safe, stable, and affordable housing and coordination of appropriate supports if indicated. The Housing Navigator may also support with providing Housing Focused Case Management and/or Shelter Intake as needed. The Housing Navigator works with multiple systems of care, both inside the shelter (e.g., between Day Center, Low Barrier Shelter, Workbed Program, Senior/Frailty Program, Recuperative Care Program, Housing Focused Case Management, Employment Services, and the Health Clinic) and with outside providers and/or landlords.
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Monday, March 14, 2022

Medical Director

The Medical Director oversees the provision of psychiatric services at Community Connections. The Director role is designed to emphasize consultative availability, training/education, monitoring, peer review, and accountability. In addition to supervising services provided by treating psychiatrists and APRNs, the Director provides direct care including diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
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