Inventory Specialist Bilingual – Storage Connect II

Company Details

Mental Health Systems, Inc.

MHS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve people’s lives and instill hope by providing cost-effective community-based mental health, drug and alcohol recovery, and housing services. We continually seek new and improved ways of serving our clients and communities.
MHS is an essential business.

JOB SUMMARY
The Inventory Specialist maintains storage units and storage manifests for the storage and management of personal property recovered from homeless individuals. This position prevents loss of client property by controlling storage procedures and maintaining inventory records that are accurate at all times. The Inventory Specialist will also act as the Outreach Worker which will engage with the homeless population through San Diego to provide services and linkage.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Inventory:
  • Receive, store, and distribute personal property of homeless individuals.
  • Manage the review and release of personal property.
  • Maintain a manifest documenting individual containers and items.
  • Coordinate disposal of property when applicable.
  • Regularly perform counts on inventory to ensure accuracy.
  • Maintain and manage a caseload of 50 storage containers.
  • Notify management of issues that could impact client property.
  • Comply with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPAA standards.

Outreach:
  • Provide outreach to homeless individuals by engaging with them in their communities and by providing referrals from other community providers and agencies.
  • Act as a liaison between community resources and the client.
  • Assist in placing clients in short-term emergency shelters and coordinate referrals for Emergency Shelter Bed (ESB) resources for the region.
  • Collaborate with providers who serve homeless populations in the region.
  • Provide linkage and advocacy to ensure resources and services are accessed in a timely manner.
  • Complete all documentation as contractually required and in a timely manner as dictated by program requirements.
  • Engage with clients while they check-in their storage containers.
  • Provide support and engagement to clients and make appropriate referrals to community providers.
  • Initiate contact with clients as often as needed to link them to community providers or re-engage them to services.
  • Maintain a daily log of client contacts.
  • Comply with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPAA standards.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. BA/BS preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in inventory management or related field
  • Bilingual in both English and Spanish languages, required. Ability to read, write, and converse in both languages
  • Experience working with clients in recovery from substance use, mental health, and/or homelessness, preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and other facilities related computer software
  • Ability to work independently, effectively collaborate with a team, and react appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of filing/record keeping and commonly accepted office practices
  • Ability to produce legible, clear, and concise written documentation
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to problem solve and react appropriately to emergency situations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Seeing
  • Hearing
  • Speaking
  • Stooping/Bending
  • Working in cramped spaces
  • Moving around office
  • Moving between offices/clients
  • Driving
  • Climbing
  • Lifting/carrying heavy items
  • Pushing/pulling/dragging items
  • Standing for long periods
  • Working outside/underground
  • Using hands/fingers
  • Sitting for long periods of time

OTHER DUTIES
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

MHS is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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