Housing Outreach Specialist (Early AM)
Goddard Riverside Community Center - New York, NY

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PROGRAM: Manhattan Outreach Consortium - Uptown Team PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Manhattan Outreach Consortium provides outreach and housing placement services to adults who are street homeless. The Uptown office services the Upper West and Upper East sides of Manhattan and collaborates with various community partners and healthcare agencies throughout Manhattan. SUPERVISOR: Team Supervisor CATEGORY: Full-time hourly (35 hours/week) DAYS/HOURS: Mon-Fri 5:30am to 1:30pm ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1) Housing Placement and Case Management
• Serve as case manager for homeless adults, with a goal of placing them in transitional and permanent housing
• Perform intake, assessment, service planning, advocacy, referral and escort services
• Maintain client case records and enter data in computer database using handheld and desktop computers
• Provide follow-up case management for clients placed in housing, to promote retention and document outcomes
• Communicate with evening/weekend staff and with staff of other agencies to coordinate client service

2) Outreach services
• Participate in outreach trips to identify and communicate with homeless clients
• Drive outreach van
• Work on evening, overnight and weekend outreach shifts when needed 3) Manhattan Consortium team member
• Attend staff meetings, case conferences, training programs and supervision meetings; participate in program evaluation and improvement

4) Participation in the annual HOPE count and mini counts of homeless individuals living on the street. Schedule shift to overnight hours at least three nights out of a year would be necessary for homeless counts. 5) Other duties as required QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelors Degree
• Prior clinical experience with the homeless mentally ill population and expertise in at least one aspect of services to the homeless, such as substance abuse
• Prior experience with housing facilities and social services
• Valid drivers license
• Flexibility in work hours; available to work evening, overnight and weekend shifts when required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Frequent walking and standing
• Occasional lifting WORK ENVIRONMENT: •Indoors and outdoors; all weathers
•Work site is in basement This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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