Outreach/Youth Care Worker
Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development - Phoenix, AZ

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Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development is currently accepting resumes for the position of Full-time Outreach Worker. The Outreach Worker will provide primary level services (food and medical attention) and secondary level services (crisis counseling, group training and linkages to appropriate community resources) on the streets and in the Phoenix Youth Resource Center with the ultimate objective to move youth out of the streets and into a safe living environment. This shift is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday 5:00PM-9PM; Wednesday 1:00PM-9:00PM.

Additional responsibilities include:
- Co-facilitating the continuity of daily program structure at the Phoenix Youth Resource Center and assisting in the overall communication process within the facility
-Responsible for giving immediacy to the needs of homeless and runaway youth on the streets.
-Utilize a Harm Reduction (gradual minimization of risk behavior over time) approach to youth encountered on the streets.
-Responsible for providing community education regarding the Agency and the plight of homeless and runaway youth as needed and requested by the Program Manager.
-Responsible to work collaboratively and effectively with members of the collaborating agencies staff and volunteer staff.
-Implement an outreach model and process which includes the following tasks: provide supplies, transportation, immediate problem solving, referral and general education to youth on the streets.
-Ensure proper usage of secured and unsecured area of the Phoenix Youth Resource Center to support safety of clients, visitors, volunteers and staff.
-Offer attention to the immediate needs and spend time with youth to model how to do tasks when necessary to assist youth in meeting their goals.
-Maintain accurate records and logs regarding on going interactions with youth to ensure quality documentation and communication flow.
-Supervise the activities in the Phoenix Youth Resource Center and manage traffic in the common areas to provide safety and leadership to youth.
-Facilitate life skill exercises including assisting youth with basic needs, communicate special needs to case manager to promote quality care.

Minimum Requirements: Hs Diploma/GED and Two years experience working with homeless or at-risk youth. Applicants must have DPS fingerprint clearance or be able to obtain fingerprint clearance and a valid AZ Drivers license with good driving history.

Fax resumes to Human Resources at (602) 271-0240