Housing Specialist



The Housing Specialist provides functions supporting the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Housing Assistance Fund (HAF). This position will represent ABH® and its services in a positive and professional manner and adhere to ABH®’s best practices, guidelines, policies and procedures as established, promoting ABH® as a leader in behavioral healthcare in all interactions and work.


  • Provide support to business support services;
  • Provide telephone coverage for incoming telephone calls for information and referral calls; the hours of coverage and call volume are assigned by the Project Specialist Supervisor and Program Director and are determined by business needs;
  • Develop and maintain a full understanding of available benefits and eligibility criteria of the DMHAS Housing Assistance Fund, as well as other relevant ABH housing programs;
  • Perform eligibility verification checks to determine that DMHAS criteria has been met;
  • Collect and review required documentation for review of DMHAS HAF applications;
  • Routinely travel statewide to perform site visits assessing applicant housing arrangements for safety and habitability standards as outlined by DMHAS;
  • Collaborate with supervisor and other staff as needed to ensure that projects meet the funder’s expectations;
  • Provide support to state-level committees or departments to update them on the goals and process of the projects;
  • Promote the equitable distribution of HAF services as appropriate across all regional networks;
  • Meet all contract performance standards;
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and cultural sensitivity in all activities involving individuals of diverse backgrounds;
  • Maintain confidentiality of all client protected health information and adheres to all HIPAA related policies and procedures;
  • Perform other tasks/responsibilities as required to support the business operations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, with 5 years’ experience;
  • Experience with community engagement and in facilitating effective partnerships across disciplines.
  • Preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate ability to work with groups of people; to make presentations; to write brief reports; and to communicate effectively.


  • Must have valid Driver’s license and reliable transportation as this position includes regular travel statewide;
  • Strong attention to detail; ability to work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent PC skills with demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office Package (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook) and Internet;
  • Competencies in the following areas: Administrative, Project Management, Business Management, Accounting, and culture;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc.

213 Court Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Phone: (860) 638-5309
Fax: (860) 638-5302