Huriot — Housing Specialist at Behavioral Health Network

Housing Specialist

Behavioral Health Network

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Role Details

Are you passionate about helping the homeless population find housing in the local Western Massachusetts community?

Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as the Housing Specialist in the Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) program at Behavioral Health Network!


In accordance with the BHN Mandatory COVID vaccine policy - all staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated no later than day one of employment. Medical or religious exemptions will be offered and must be approved prior to starting work.

The same guidelines noted above apply during flu season (defined as December 1st – through end of flu season as announced by the CDC) for BHN’s Mandatory Influenza Vaccine policy.

Additionally, BHN is a Tobacco Free workplace. All Staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors agree not to smell of or use Tobacco or ENDS products while on paid work time or within sight of any BHN facility.

Your experience, knowledge and great skills will support the PACT program with the following:

  • Helping individuals find and maintain a safe and affordable place to live.
  • Developing relationships with housing providers and resources including Section 8, HUD, and local housing authorities.
  • Advocating for individuals regarding housing issues that may arise.
  • Serving as the primary case manager for their assigned caseload.
  • Helping individuals maintain and enhance their social support network by building relationships with community organizations, encouraging independence, competency, and decision-making.
  • Implementing strategies to meet treatment plan goals
  • Monitoring the overall health and well-being of individuals, including medication treatment and administration.
  • Completing assessments as well as treatment and financial management plans.
  • Providing crisis intervention and emergency services, as needed.
  • Providing safe and timely transportation in their own vehicle as needed.

Who are we?

The Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) program is a highly integrated outreach and 24/7 residential program that helps individuals meet their goals and reduce hospitalizations. PACT provides clinical wraparound support in the community and in our group residential program to perpetuate recovery and wellness for the individuals served. The PACT team is forensic-focused and designed to reduce arrests and incarcerations.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

Reasons to work with BHN:

  • Work with an agency who does amazing things for others
  • You will be able to change a person’s life
  • You will expand your experience in various areas of mental & behavioral health
  • You will have the opportunity to grow within the agency
  • You will not be bored with our fast-paced environment
  • You will have excellent benefits package & time off benefits available

What are we looking for in a Housing Specialist?

  • Commitment to empowerment and growth, human rights, and community integration of individuals served.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent (required).
  • At least one year of experience in human services (preferred).
  • Experience with Homelessness and Housing (preferred).
  • MAP Certification (preferred), or to be obtained within introductory period of employment (required).
  • Availability to work weekends, second shifts, and holidays as needed.
  • Valid driver's license and a reliable car available for working hours (required).

How do I apply to be a Housing Specialist?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at and click on “Browse All Jobs” to apply!

BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Behavioral Health Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

  • Published on: Dec 09, 2022
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Holyoke, MA
  • Salary: negotiable
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