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Peer Specialist / Housing Assistant (4659)  (Regular Full-Time, Hourly)
Program/Location: Central Office (Mission Bay Park)

Peer Specialist / Housing Assistant  – Central Office Operations

Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This position supports the IMPACT program. 

CRF places staff and client safety at the forefront and follows all COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines as outlined by San Diego County, the State of California, and the CDC.



Community Research Foundation (CRF) inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals!

We are constantly evolving and developing fresh approaches to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges.  For you, that means that you will have opportunities to learn new ways to provide optimal supports to your clients. 

You will work within a collaborative, supportive team structure so that you can have fresh perspective and training. Best of all, you will be involved in helping people change their lives for the better! We have strong internal advancement options, so there are opportunities for you to grow within our company.


Program Overview:

Located at our Central office in the Mission Bay/Linda Vista area, our Housing Department provides property management services and support to the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs. These programs provide intensive, community-based housing and case management services for homeless and at-risk homeless adult and older adults throughout San Diego County.

Typical Duties of the Peer Specialist  / Housing Assistant

  • Assist clients with maintenance issues pertaining to their CRF master leased apartments
  • Address repair issues at housing apartments such as plumbing, appliances, maintenance etc.
  • Coordinate with vendors for housing unit cleaning and maintenance
  • Assist with overseeing monthly inspections of master-leased units as well as monitors residence compliance with tenant rules and regulations
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with outside agencies and service providers
  • Conduct community outreach to identify additional housing resources to increase inventory of accessible housing options for participants
  • Responsible for reporting housing concerns and complaints received from clients and staff to the Director of Housing
  • Assist with MHSA project moves, back-fill other property management position, and all other tasks assigned Director of Housing as needed

Qualifications/Skills Requirement

  • Associate’s degree in a business-related field with 2 years of property management background or four years of property management experience with High School/GED diploma
  • Property management experience must include unit maintenance coordination; handyman/woman experience a plus
  • Experience as a person who has received mental health services or has a close family member that has received mental health services is required
  • Knowledge of landlord/tenant law desirable
  • Peer Employment Training preferred, required after hire
  • Previous experience working in mental health services is an advantage
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and ability to conduct research on the Internet required
  • A valid California driver’s license in good standing and proof of insurance are required for employees driving personal vehicles on company business to conduct housing-related appointments, errands, and deliveries in San Diego County
  • Must be able to pass background/criminal clearance


Benefits: CRF takes your dedication seriously and provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life.  For full-time staff (30 hours or more), we offer top-of-the-line medical insurance, dental plans, paid life insurance, vision plan, retirement benefits, and generous PTO (Paid Time Off).   We also provide access to student loan repayment/forgiveness programs for graduates.


Be a part of our vibrant non-profit organization and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer





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CRF is an equal opportunity employer, and we make employment decisions based on merit. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination and/or harassment of any individual because of that individual's sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physical handicap, disability, sexual orientation, protected military status, or medical condition, as well as other categories protected by federal, state and local law. All such discrimination is unlawful and prohibited and will not be tolerated by CRF.

Diversity at CRF
CRF is committed to cultural competence, and we have established the Cultural Diversity Resource Team (CDRT) whose mission and tasks include ensuring that all our corporate practices are culturally sensitive to both our consumers and employees. The CDRT has developed a company-wide Cultural Diversity Plan and is responsible for creating and offering cultural and ethnic awareness, knowledge, and skills trainings throughout the year.
Cultural Competency training is required of all of our staff, not just those providing clinical services, on an annual basis. It is our pledge to provide behavioral health and psychosocial rehabilitative services that are culturally sensitive to those we serve.