Housing Specialist (Sat/Sun) - Assessment & Intervention Center

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: SEMHC  

Req ID:  13702 


Schedule: Part Time 

Shift: Weekends 


Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.




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Job Role Summary

The role of the Assessment and Intervention Center (AIC) Housing Specialist is to provide engagement and skills training to residents referred to and temporarily residing at the Assessment and Intervention Center.  This position assists on-site Medical Specialist staff in the admission, on-boarding, and orientation of new Assessment and Intervention Center residents.  The Housing Specialist ensures a safe milieu through regular engagement with residents, non-violent crisis intervention, and structured individual and group activities.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Embraces, understands, and operates under the Recovery Model, including AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank You) and the spirit of motivational interviewing.
  • Engages residents using Motivational Interviewing and framed by the Recovery Model to acclimate them to the Assessment and Intervention Center and next steps in their recovery.
  • Provides crisis management and emergency interventions including but not limited to: CPR and CPI.
  • Can assist on-site case management staff in providing targeted case management, especially as it relates to linkage to treatment resources.
  • May provide transportation in company provided vehicle as directed by treatment team and guided by program necessity.
  • Advocates for residents to ensure access to needed services which includes developing community relationships and resources
  • Teaches skills to residents that aid in their behavioral health and/or substance use, in addition to reintegrating to the community.
  • Ensures clear communication to Assessment and Intervention Center housing team and leadership of resident success, barriers, and progress.
  • Performs selected nursing technician procedures consistent with Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center, including but not limited to: assisting with self-administration of medications, performing vital signs, collecting specimens, monitoring nutritional status and other such duties as assigned by supervisor and within scope of practice
  • Establishes and maintains a safe environment at all times through on-going assessment of milieu/appointment environment
  • Accepts personal responsibility for development that includes 20 hours of training per year as per Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center and Eskenazi Health policies
  • Provides written/electronic documentation by end of shift on every resident interaction where an intervention occurs or observation is completed

Job Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent, plus


  • one (1) year of experience in Behavioral Health or Substance Use Disorder treatment; OR
  • Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); OR
  • Equivalent post-secondary education such as a Bachelor's or Associate's degree


Valid Indiana driver's license that meets Eskenazi Health's driving policy requirements 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Basic knowledge of behavioral health and/or addiction
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology
  • Knowledge of basic learning principles
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge of hands-on resident care


  • Familiarity and comfort with basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Must meet the following basic competencies as applicable including CPR, CPI, Medications, Legal, Addictions, Age-Related


  • Willingness to learn and grow within a person-centered treatment environment




Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis