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Housing Specialist

Behavorial Health Network, Inc Springfield Full-Time
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Connect with local resources to help individuals find housing!

Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as the Housing Specialist in the PACT program at Behavioral Health Network! The Housing Specialist helps individuals maintain and enhance their social support network by building relationships with community organizations, encouraging independence, competency, and decision-making. As a primary implementer of strategies to meet treatment plan goals, the Housing Specialist monitors the overall health and well-being of individuals, including medication treatment and administration, assists with activities or daily living, and provides crisis intervention and emergency services, as needed.

One of the Housing Specialist's focuses is to help individuals find and maintain a safe and affordable place to live by developing relationships with housing providers and resources, being familiar with local housing resources including Section 8, HUD, and local housing authorities, and advocating for individuals regarding housing issues that may arise. The Housing Specialist also serves as the primary case manager for their assigned caseload, completing assessments as well as treatment and financial management plans. Additionally, they may provide safe and timely transportation in their own vehicle as needed.

The Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) program provides clinical supports of an in-patient team in the community. PACT is a highly integrated outreach and residential program that helps adults meet their goals and reduce hospitalizations. The PACT team is forensic -focused and is designed to reduce arrests and incarcerations and also operates as a 24/7 group residence for five individuals.

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.

Housing Specialists at Behavioral Health Network have the following qualities:

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

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Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavorial health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938.

Behavioral Health Network 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.

In conjunction with health care providers, hospitals, social service agencies and community based organizations we promote integrated delivery of services to support improved quality of life for our clients and their families




About Us

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.

Behavioral Health Network 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.

In conjunction with health care providers, hospitals, social service agencies and community based organizations we promote integrated delivery of services to support improved quality of life for our clients and their families



BHN began as a partnership clinic with the Dept. of Mental Health and over the years has evolved into a comprehensive, community behavioral health center. DMH remains a primary funding source, yet BHN has been successful in diversifying its funding sources through contracting with other state agencies, managed care organizations and health care plans and insurers.




BHN is an organization whose current structure has evolved from a series of corporate mergers and affiliations. In 1992, three Springfield-based agencies and one Agawam-based organization merged to create the comprehensiveness that serves as our core programs. BHN then affiliated with the Center for Human Development to create the region’s largest human service and behavioral health organization.



This evolution of BHN from a small partnership agency to a comprehensive mental health organization is demonstration of our attempts to build on community partnerships, promote integration and efficiency of services and maintain a commitment to mission.

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