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Housing Specialist (CCACS) at Public Health Foundation Enterprises, In

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Richmond, California

Job Description:

The Contra Costa Adult Continuum of Services (CCACS) is a program of Contra Costa Health Services Health, Housing and Homeless Services Division, in partnership with Heluna Health. Our mission is to provide safe, interim housing with comprehensive services that assist homeless adults in securing permanent housing that will end their homelessness. We respect human dignity and believe housing is a right that is supported through advocacy and collaboration (

Salary: $16.83 - $19.23, hourly


  • Meet with clients based on referral from Case Manager to assist in executing timelines for individual goals and objectives leading to permanent housing.

  • Conduct and complete Housing Stability Assessments/Housing Plans.

  • Conduct outreach in the community to identify, build, and strengthen relationships with potential landlords and property management partners.

  • Facilitate groups/workshops (Ready-to-Rent, Peer Support, Budgeting, Financial Literacy, etc.).

  • Facilitate housing appointments for clients to explore housing options and placement.

  • Collaborate with Income Specialist and Case Manager regarding clients’ individualized case plan as it relates to housing stability.

  • Update client files with associated documentation pertaining to Housing Stability Assessments/Housing Plans; as well as regularly updating Referral Tracking Log, etc.

  • Complete Intake process for new clients in daily rotation with shelter staff.

  • Regularly reports and coordinates client progress to immediate Supervisor and Behavioral Health multi-disciplinary team.

  • Attend required meetings and trainings.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Possesses effective communication skills and the ability to work independently and cooperatively.

  • Demonstrated experience in housing advocacy.

  • Thorough knowledge of homelessness, mental health, substance abuse, HIV and cultural diversity issues.

  • Must have computer skills; Microsoft Word, Excel.

  • Be fingerprinted and pass a criminal background check.

  • A valid California driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and reliable transportation will be needed to carry out job-related essential functions as traveling between sites is a requirement


  • AA degree preferred in Social Sciences, Social Work. Psychology, Health Science, or closely related field.

  • Successful applicants must have a high school diploma/GED

  • 2 year work experience working with vulnerable or special needs populations


Stand                                       Frequently

Walk                                        Occasionally

Sit                                            Frequently

Handling / Fingering               Frequently

Reach Outward                       Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder           Occasionally

Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend     Occasionally

Lift / Carry                               Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs

Push/Pull                                 Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs

See                                          Constantly

Taste/ Smell                            Not Applicable

Not Applicable         Not required for essential functions

Occasionally             (0 - 2 hrs/day)

Frequently                (2 - 5 hrs/day)

Constantly                 (5+ hrs/day)


General Office Setting and Homeless Shelter

 Heluna Health is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages minorities, women, veterans, and disabled to apply.



  • 2 year(s): working with vulnerable or special needs populations



  • High School or better


  • Associates or better in Social Work or related field

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