LOCATION: John H. Stroger Hospital – Integrated Care
The Housing Director for Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) supports the development and implementation of programs and services for CCHHS patients whose housing instability impacts their ability to maintain clinical stability and well-being. Uses an in-depth understanding of federal/local housing rules and referral process to support development of CCHHS approach for patients with housing instability. Focuses special attention is focused on vulnerable patients.
Develops and expands the approach to housing support for CCHHS patients.
Implements and guides best practices in housing placement.
Enhances coordination of policies, procedures, and services across programs.
Participates in the interviewing, hiring, training, and performance evaluation of staff.
Reviews the Housing Coordinator and Housing Educator outreach activities.
Engages stakeholders concerned with housing, e.g. social work leads, physicians, medical leadership, community organizations, etc.
Attends relevant meetings of external housing or housing-related partners.
Manages a cross functional team to support CCHHS housing initiatives.
Develops and integrate new resources/programs into existing CCHHS programs and services to provide a more comprehensive set of services.
Develops system and processes to determine effectiveness of program activities
Interfaces effectively with external stakeholders
Serves as project lead or key staff for cross functional projects and grants related to affordable, transition or permanent supportive housing.
Develops approaches that are specific to vulnerable populations, e.g. mothers with children, mothers with chronically ill children, those with severe mental illness or substance use disorder or dementia.
Performs other duties as assigned or needed.
· Master's degree from an accredited college or university (official transcripts required at time of interview)
· Six (6) years of progressive experience in the housing sector administering Housing & Urban Development (HUD), private or locally sponsored housing
· Two (2) years of experience with Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data entry and quality assurance reporting
· Two (2) years of experience in program management or staff supervision
· One (1) year of multidisciplinary team experience (i.e. collaborating with case managers, social workers, or nurses)
· Master's level preparation in social services, public health or public policy
· Experience with those with MH/SUD or co-occurring disorders who are experiencing homelessness
· Previous health care experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
· Proficiency in Microsoft office
· Knowledge of disease process in those with Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder (MH/SUD)
· Knowledge of the interplay between poverty, trauma, mental illness, medical challenges, substance use disorder and aging on ability to remain housed
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
· Strong customer service and empathy skills
· Ability to interface effectively with stakeholders representing diverse organizations and constituencies.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County. CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.