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Housing Specialist Temp-1004786

Pathways of California

Housing Specialist Temp-1004786

San Diego, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Welcome to Pathways of California’s career website! If you are passionate about helping others and enthusiastic about your future, we want you to join our team!

    Our company is known for an unwavering commitment to exceptional value and recovery-focused, quality care. We are experts in the field of behavioral health care, providing cutting-edge mental health and substance use community-based services and offer a dynamic employment experience! Pathways offers competitive salaries and benefits, comprehensive on-boarding and job training, a supportive learning environment, ongoing education in the use of evidence-based, promising practices and much more! We have over 30 outpatient behavioral health locations nestled throughout our communities located in Kern County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego County.

    Pathways is seeking an innovative and purpose driven individual to join our team as a Full-Time Housing Specialist for our Catalyst program in San Diego. This position is temporary, assignment ending 2/14/2020.

    Catalyst is an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program. Catalyst provides full service partnership services to Transitional Age Youth (TAY) ages 16 to 25 with a serious mental illness, and who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in San Diego County. Catalyst’s ACT team provides comprehensive, individualized services in an integrated and continuous manner. Services are collaborative and recovery-oriented, and treatment includes: psychiatric assessment, medication management, individual therapy, substance abuse treatment, co-occurring disorders treatment, supportive housing, resource linkage, advocacy, family psycho-education and therapy, supportive employment and education development, legal assistance, community integration services, peer support and group counseling.


    The Housing Specialist works with clients who are in need of housing solutions. They are responsible for outreach and networking within the community in order to maintain an up-to-date record of available housing resources.


    Work with Treatment teams to assess housing needs of clients

    Disseminate housing information for Treatment teams

    Research and inventory local housing options

    Work with Treatment team to determine housing needs and solutions for clients

    Maintain and ensures HIPAA, ethical standards and professional boundaries with all staff and clients

    Other duties as assigned or necessary to support the program and/or the company.

    Research and utilize our industry’s best practices and analyze our own services to ensure the best possible outcomes.


    Provide the best customer care possible.

    Identify and build upon the strengths of consumers, coworkers, and the communities we serve.

    Support consumers’ steps towards Recovery and Wellness.

    Create an organizational culture that respects and celebrates the diversity of our consumers.

    Value learning as an ongoing process that enables us to better service our consumers and establishes our leadership in the industry.

    Under moderate supervision of Clinical Supervisor


    Knowledge and experience with supported housing services for clients with mental illnesses.

    Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills required.

    Must have intermediate computer skills


    Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in social services or related field with at least two years previous experience.

    Proof of: valid California driver’s license and auto insurance, as well as proof of education are required


    Office Environment (not remote position). Requires extensive sitting with periodic standing and walking;

    May be required to lift up to 20 pounds

    Requires significant use of computer, tablet, phone and/or general office equipment

    Needs adequate visual acuity, ability to grasp and handle objects

    Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone

    Will require off-site travel 20% - local and out of state (meeting, county and/or client needs)

    Pathways is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.