Employment Opportunities

Monday, 22 February, 2021

Transition Specialist with Young Adults

Transition Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Support young adults facing homelessness in the District with navigating the Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement (CAHP) processes and protocols.
  • Utilize various outreach and in-reach strategies to engage assigned program participants.
  • Conduct screenings and assessments consistent with CAHP (e.g., VI-SPDAT, SPDAT).
  • Provide housing and income navigation assistance to support program participants with applying for eligible programs and benefits; securing stable, affordable, and safe housing; and establishing sustainable source of income. 
  • Collaborate with program participants to develop, revise, monitor, and implement the housing stability plan, informed by a Critical Time Intervention approach.
  • Liaison with clinical teams, mainstream service providers, and community partners to facilitate appropriate service referrals and foster connections to needed services.
  • Ensure documentation necessary for highest quality care and accurate billing is completed on time. One hundred per cent compliance is expected.

Transition Specialist Qualifications:    

  • Bachelors in a relevant field AND a minimum of two years’ experience working with homeless and/or residential services
  • Prior experience working with young adults who have experienced vulnerable situations (e.g. housing insecurity, homelessness, poverty, limited networks of support, and addiction caused by mental illness and/or complex trauma); OR prior experience in workforce development, career counseling, or case management.
  • Prior experience working with LGBTQ+ people and/or other individuals from historically marginalized communities
  • Clinical License in Social Work, Counseling, or Addictions preferred (LGSW/LICSW, LGPC/LPC, or CAC).
  • Car, valid driver’s license, and clean driving record as much of work is done in the community.
  • Candidates must be able to successfully complete the agency’s background check.


  • Opportunities to earn CEUs
  • PTO (substantive vacation/sick/holidays)
  • Medical/Vision/Dental/Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Long-term disability
  • Voluntary life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Immediate 403(b), with employer contribution after two years of employment
  • Credit union and banking partners including M&T Bank and State Employees Credit Union of Maryland
  • Educational assistance after one year of employment
  • Professional and leadership development
  • Pre-tax Metro cost
  • Mileage reimbursement

To Apply:

Please send your current resume and note of interest to Ishan Heru at iheru@ccdc1.org. We encourage people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities to apply.  


Contact: Iheru@ccdc1.org

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