PATH Program Specialist Position
Who is CATCH?
Every Family. Every Person. A Home. A deep belief that everyone deserves stable and permanent housing is at the core of our culture. We end homelessness for families in Idaho’s Treasure Valley by inspiring stable housing, financial independence, and resilience. Each year, we co-create a new story for over 200 people, using a Housing First philosophy.
The PATH Program Specialist conducts outreach services to those experiencing homelessness with severe and persistent mental illnesses and/or co-occuring substance use disorders. The goal of these outreach services is to help individuals secure safe and stable housing, improve their health, and live a self-directed, purposeful life.
- Develop a working understanding of Housing First, Trauma Informed Care, Progressive Engagement, and Motivational Interviewing; consistently demonstrates knowledge and understanding of models through all aspects of client care.
- Be the most collaborative person in every room, continuously building a deeper relationship with referral sources, community partners, and other service providers.
- Build relationships with participants through outreach activities.
- Connect willing participants to the Coordinated Entry system.
- Help clients gather needed documentation for housing applications, as needed.
- Assist clients with housing application completion, as needed.
- Advise clients with regards to writing reasonable accommodations, as needed.
- Conduct Housing Quality Standards inspections and maintain reports in files, as needed.
- Maintain client files in an organized, thorough, and timely fashion.
- Enter required data into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
- Report to the Our Path Home Program Director; providing information on metrics of success, areas for improvement, and suggestions for innovative new practices.
- Refer clients to community resources and other organizations, as needed.
- Attend staff meetings, case conferengin, and trainings.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications (Preferred Skills and Experience)
- A sincere passion for ending homelessness (Housing First programming a plus).
- A High School Diploma or G.E.D. is required and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.
- Preference may be given to Certified Peer Support Specialists who have lived experience with homelessness.
- Organizational and management skills related to data collection, monitoring and reporting.
- Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills with a solution-oriented approach.
- A solid understanding of the recovery process.
- Awareness of mental health and housing issues and resources in Idaho.
- Preference may be given to individuals who are SOAR certified.
- Computer skills including experience with email, internet, and comfortable with learning and utilizing the Homeless Management Information System..
- Pass a fingerprint criminal history background check.
- Preferably have reliable transportation or other transportation for independent travel.
- Possess a valid driver’s license.
What We Are Offering
- An opportunity to be a leader in growing an innovative and much-needed program.
- Work with a team that prides itself on its people-first culture, strategic alignment, and adoption of evidence-based practices.
- Competitive benefits package
- Wage: $20/hour
How to Apply
CATCH is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, disability, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status. To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to, Stephanie Day, at email@example.com.