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Employers interested in posting their job openings on the LEDA Virtual job fair (at no cost) can send job description, qualifications, and application method to LEDA's Director of Workforce Development by email.


In addition to posting your vacancies on LEDA's website, positions are also distributed to a network of workforce centers and educational institutions as appropriate.





Position: Homeless Street Outreach Worker

Under the supervision of the Director of Programs, the Homeless Street Outreach Worker works to build relationships with homeless neighbors, provide advocacy, and assist with connection to benefits and housing.

The primary goal is to identify unsheltered homeless neighbors through direct street outreach activities and through community referrals from mental health, hospitals, local law enforcement and municipalities and other social service agencies. In identifying highly vulnerable homeless neighbors, the Outreach Worker will administer assessment tools, facilitate placement into emergency housing, if needed, and connect to social services and permanent housing. The worker will also assist neighbors in obtaining housing readiness documentation and accompany them through housing application process. 

 ·         Conduct outreach in the community, focusing on those who are most vulnerable.

·         Complete a Vulnerability Index Service Prioritization and Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT) to determine vulnerability and acuity of neighbors during street outreach as well as other outreach and referral processes.

·         Assist homeless neighbors with accessing resources and making referrals; continue to engage with unsheltered homeless neighbors until shelter or permanent housing is obtained.

·         Provide advocacy for homeless neighbors when they encounter barriers.

·         Assist in obtaining housing readiness documentation such as ID, social security card and income verification and work with Transportation Navigator to provide transportation to appointments as necessary.

·         Assist in identifying appropriate housing and completing housing applications.

·         Provide support for people as they transition from homelessness to housing.

·         Maintain complete client records, daily activity logs, mileage logs, and other reports as directed.

·         Establish and maintain positive, productive working relationships with mental health programs, shelter programs, police (and other local officials), and providers of services and resources to homeless neighbors.

·         Attend team meetings, case conferences, training workshops and community meetings as needed.

·         Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

·         Has a BA in social work or related field or 2 years of equivalent social services experience.

·         Exhibits dedication to the mission and vision of The Outreach Center

·         Works effectively with people of varying racial, ethnic, cultural, educational and socio-economic backgrounds.

·         Has basic understanding of mental health, physical health, and substance abuse issues and symptoms.

·         Listens with sensitivity to other people’s feelings, needs, and point of view; demonstrates tact and courtesy in expressing options or ideas, and recognizing opportunities to enhance community relations.

·         Is proficient with computers and related technology; must maintain neighbor-related data tracking systems, including case notes.

·         Maintains a non-judgmental attitude and a display of unconditional positive regard, is caring and compassionate.

·         Displays appropriate, professional, healthy boundaries and exercises mature judgment and understanding of safety concerns.

·         Completes tasks in a timely and efficient manner, utilizing good organizational skills. Has the ability to manage multiple cases efficiently and effectively.

·         Adapts well to changing priorities and challenging individuals.

·         Effectively works within a team and successfully motivates others.

·         Maintains personal and professional integrity, and handles confidential information with discretion.

·         Desires to grow in knowledge of homeless services and resources.

·         Possesses a valid Louisiana driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a clean driving record.

·         Is able to work flexible hours.

·         Is familiar with Harm Reduction and Housing First models of service delivery. (Preferred)

Application Requirements:

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

The Outreach Center is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity in employment.


Job Posted:
06/19/2019
Application Deadline:
07/19/2019


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