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Coordinator, Housing
Amerihealth Caritas Health Plan | Manchester, New Hampshire
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Job Description

Job Summary:

The position is responsible for developing, implementing and managing AmeriHealth Caritas' housing strategies and programs. Key responsibilities include: 1) assisting individuals experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness in securing accessible, affordable housing through Federal and local programs. 2) Maintain relationships with key government agencies, community organizations, and advocacy groups that have relevant capabilities and programs that help individuals and families facing housing challenges. 3) Representing AmeriHealth Caritas in community meetings, integrated care team meetings, and workgroups relevant to housing issues of our members.

Responsibilities:

The coordinator implements a broad housing strategy within the plan to expand housing availability/options. This includes, but is not limited to, collaborating with federal, state, and local affordable housing agencies such as Housing of Urban Development (HUD), state housing authorities, subsidized housing, public housing authorities and voucher programs.

* Coordinator acts as the plan's central housing expert and resource, providing education and assistance to staff.
* Responsible for helping to identify, secure, and maintain community based housing form members and developing, articulating, and implementing a broader housing strategy within the MCO to expand housing availability/options.
* Coordinate with housing case managers at the CMH Programs, New Hampshire Hospital, the Bureau of Mental Health Service, Bureau of Housing Supports and other CMH providers to coordinate referrals.
* Ensure that ACT teams and/or housing coordinator also provide ongoing mental health and tenancy support services to members.
* Assist at-risk members find both temporary shelter and longer-term solutions by connecting them with community service agencies.
* Support to Case Managers in identifying housing options for members.
* Perform care management functions as well as train and collaborate with clinical and nonclinical staff externally to grow integrated care expertise with local care management entities and community partners.Act as a liaison with the Department's Bureau of Housing and Homeless Services to receive training and work in collaboration on capacity requirements/building.

Education/Experience:

* Associate's Degree or equivalent work experience.


* Three to five years of experience in developing housing and/or housing policy at a local, state or federal level for special populations such as the elderly, people with disabilities and/or people with mental health challenges to secure accessible, affordable housing through Federal and local programs.


* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Proven experience to be able to provide effective training, prepare written reports, and maintain client documentation.
* Effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, members, funders, governmental agencies and the general public.
* Demonstrated knowledge of potential housing opportunities and how to access them (i.e. Coordinated Entry system, public housing, eviction prevention/rental assistance programs.
* Familiar with the relevant public and private housing resources and stakeholders.
* Valid driver's license.

About Amerihealth Caritas Health Plan

Headquartered in Harrisburg, AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan is a Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care plan currently serving over 88,000 Medical Assistance recipients in Adams, Berks, Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Perry, Pike, and York counties. Its corporate parent partners are Mercy Health System and AmeriHealth First, a subsidiary of Independence Blue Cross. AmeriHealth Mercy's mission is to help people get care, stay well and build healthy communities. AmeriHealth Mercy has a special concern for those who are poor.

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