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Per Diem Outreach Worker-Street Outreach

Center For Urban Community Services

Description

The Per Diem Outreach Workers will be responsible for responding to 311 calls from the community regarding homeless individuals, checking on clients in weather related emergencies, as well as generally engaging with clients sleeping on the street. They will utilize a harm reduction approach emphasizing meeting clients “where they are at” without judgment or coercion. The Per Diem Outreach Workers will work with a diverse range of clients including substance users, people with mental illnesses, and people involved with the criminal justice system. They will work within an interdisciplinary team focusing on moving people off the streets of Upper Manhattan into permanent housing and successfully reintegrating into their communities.

As a 24-hour site, staff must be flexible in working other shifts, in cases of emergency, to maintain an adequate staffing structure at all times.

Qualifications

Experience and Education Required:

• Must have valid driver’s license
• Must be able to work effectively as part of a team.
• Relevant experience working with the homeless population preferred.
• Computer literacy, especially in regards to Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word
• Educational requirements include a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years relevant experience, OR, HS Diploma and 4 years experience. For every 30 college credits earned, 1 year of experience may be reduced from the requirement for applicants with HS diplomas.
• Applicants with Spanish language proficiency preferred

Contact

Send resume and cover letter to the following email address: Julia.Barth@cucs.org


• Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for.
• CUCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind

Posted on 05/08/18; CVMHA ID #12066