Alpha Project for the Homeless
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • 24-26 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

POSITION TITLE: Housing Peer Support Specialist-Regional Lead

DEPARTMENT: TPSS (Tenant Peer Support Services)

REPORTS TO: Program Director/Program Manager

BENEFITS: Alpha Project offers a generous benefits package, including 14 paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, and 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision premium, and group life insurance.

FLSA: Full-time, Non-Exempt


The TPSS Housing Navigator/Peer Specialist - Regional Lead, under the direct supervision of the Program Director/Program Manager, oversees one of the six HHSA Regions providing supervision of Housing Navigators/Peer Specialists serving clients in the region. The Housing Navigator/Peer Specialist - Regional Lead will be responsible for a full caseload, providing housing identification, case management, support services, and, if qualified, peer support to clients.


  • Responsible for supervision of Housing Navigators/Peer Specialists assigned to their HHSA Region.
  • Performs intake interviews and assessments and refers clients to appropriate community resources as needed.
  • Work with clients to identify and overcome barriers to securing housing and increasing income.
  • Assist clients with obtaining and completing necessary documents to access housing, benefits, or increasing income.
  • Provide peer support to clients if qualified.
  • Maintains prompt documentation using HMIS, following agency and best standard practices.
  • Assesses the client's needs and arranges, coordinates, monitors, evaluates, and advocates for a variety of services to meet those complex needs.
  • Addresses unanticipated client/resident needs/issues as they arise.
  • Assists with transportation and moving clients into their residence and assists with securing furniture and supplies.
  • Participates as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that reviews client cases and develops action plans that meet the individual needs of each client.


Experience and Education

  • Two years' experience in supervision and case management working with vulnerable populations or in mental health settings.
  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field, preferred.
  • Individuals with lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Bilingual speaker preferred.
  • Valid Driver's License.


  • Ability to communicate in person and over the phone, required.
  • Ability to drive throughout San Diego County, required.
  • Firm understanding of Microsoft Office and HMIS, required.
  • The ability to adhere to policies and procedures, required.
  • Understanding of confidentiality protocols and protecting personal information, required.
  • Effectively problem-solve and maintain composure in high-pressure situations, required.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal daily supervision, required.
  • Knowledge of the utilized practices, including Housing First, Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and Harm-Reduction.
  • Completion of RI International's Peer Employment Training (PET), preferred.
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