The Street Outreach Service Coordinator is a full-time professional, direct service position responsible for identifying and building rapport with homeless individuals and families living on the street or in community places. This position will assist program participants in breaking the cycle of homelessness by moving from the street to interim housing, accessing necessary Social services, and rapidly obtaining permanent housing. This position performs duties in accordance with Welcome House Core Values, including: Compassion, Advocacy, Integrity, Quality, Leadership and Community.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Identify and provide outreach services to the homeless population in the community, on the streets and in homeless camps.
• Providing essential services necessary to reach out to unsheltered homeless people; connect them with emergency shelter, hotel/motels, housing, or critical services.
• Provides transportation for participants’/participant families, as needed.
2. Internal/External Collaboration
• Work cohesively with other outreach community members.
• Identify and engage needed partnerships that will improve serves and/or process and reduce barriers for clients
• Provides respectful and collaborative support to service team members and shares responsibility with all team members for participant outcomes.
• Represents the agency, Regional Services Team/Regional Supervisor and/or Director of Regional Services. Operations at outside agency meetings as needed.
• Maintains positive public relations and serves as a liaison with other related community services.
• Provide other WH direct service staff with mentoring and training about street outreach procedures.
• Maintains up to date participant list.
• Keeps accurate data on all participants and assists the Regional Supervisor and/or Director of Regional Services with data gathering and reporting, as needed.
• Provides information to the Regional Supervisor and/or Director of Regional Services for quarterly and annual reporting purposes.
• Provides analysis of data and outcomes to the Regional Supervisor and/or Director of Regional Services, when requested.
4. Other duties as specified by the Regional Supervisor BT and/or Director of Regional Services
• Minimum Associate Degree to Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
• Chemical dependency certification, preferred
• A minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in the social service field
• Knowledge of problem-solving techniques and have a high capacity to think critically
• Be efficient and thorough in documentation skills
• Advanced ability to communicate both verbally and in writing
• Advanced ability in conflict management
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
• Ability to develop community resources and networking ability
• Ability to collaborate both internally and externally
Key Performance Indicators:
• Understands agency vision/mission and how to achieve agency goals
• Understands culture of poverty and works effectively with clients
• Be proficient in participant engagement
• Increased knowledge of and involvement in community resources/partnerships
• Increased knowledge of Mental Health/Substance Abuse resources
• Provides training & mentoring of case managers
• Advanced knowledge of job readiness
• Advanced knowledge of assessment
• Participating in leadership responsibilities within case management team
• Involvement in and understanding of quarterly and annual reports
• Meets departmental compliance requirements with very limited supervision
• Work typically performed outdoors.
• 40 hours per week. Schedule to be determined by the Supervisor of Regional Services
Tools and Equipment Used
• Personal computer, copier, fax/scanner, phone, and other typical office equipment.
• More than 50% of the time.
Physical and Mental Demands
• Frequently required to sit at a desk/workstation for extended period of time
• Ability to work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time
• Digital dexterity and hand/eye coordination in operation of office equipment
• Ability to speak to and hear employees/participants via phone or in person
• Body motor skills sufficient to enable incumbent to move between 3 floors
• Additional Mental Requirements: compare, decide, direct, problem solve, analyze, instruct, interpret
• Minimum lifting to and above 50 pounds
Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to: email@example.com
Welcome House is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class.