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Mobile Homeless Outreach Worker

The Guidance Center of Westchester


PROGRAM: Housing Services – STEHP (Solutions to End Homelessness

HOURS: 9:00am – 5:00 Monday- Friday, 35 hours per week

• Responsible for conducting outreach activities as part of a comprehensive professional program designed to provide treatment and rehabilitation services for individuals with problems of substance use and co-occurring disorders; and liaison with other County, local and community agencies for referral purposes.
• Responsible for identifying unsheltered homeless individuals by coordinating with WCDCMH’s 6-person homeless outreach team targeting the mentally ill and substance users.
• Conduct face to face interviews with homeless people on the streets and in emergency shelters to document their eligibility for and willingness to participate in the TGCW STEHP Outreach program.
• Be able to assess participants using a standardized tool, rapidly emerging as a national best practice, called the Vulnerability Index -­Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-­SPDAT).
• Responsible for engaging and building trusting relationships with individuals affected by homelessness, substance use and mental health disorders and other risks.
• Responsible for encouraging homeless individuals to seek help from local support services and will advise them how to minimize risks to their health.
• Identify individuals at various community-based settings, including shelters and soup kitchens and will conduct program screening and assessment, and properly complete all paperwork needed to enroll in community services
• Be able to embrace a harm reduction-based approach when engaging individuals.
• Provide homeless persons with transportation to shelter or other services.
• To assess participants’ needs and provide referrals, linkages and wrap around services as needed to substance use treatment, entitlement benefits, housing, and appropriate community resources. Conduct appropriate follow-up as needed.
• Function as a team member through attendance of weekly staff meetings
• Participate in DCMH’s CoC’s VI-­SPDAT bi-weekly Housing Team meetings.
• Maintain confidential information within guidelines established by HIPPA and TGCW’s Confidentiality Policy.
• Maintain complete records, daily activity logs, mileage logs, and other reports as directed.
• Participate in professional development activities such as trainings webinars, and continuing education services.
• Complete all other assignments.

Please include cover letter with resume.


• Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 2 years strongly related experience.
• CASAC preferred.
• Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and driving record that meets the organization and their respective insurance company’s driving requirements at all times.
• Knowledge of HMIS and Westchester County housing regulations for individuals who are homeless and who have mental health and substance use histories.


commensurate with education and experience


Allison Watson
Fax: 914-237-7256

Please include cover letter with resume.

Posted on 09/26/17; CVMHA ID #11430