Housing Outreach Specialist
Goddard Riverside Community Center - New York, NY

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Program: Manhattan Outreach Consortium
Program Description: The Manhattan Outreach Consortium is a borough-wide initiative, led by Goddard Riverside to reach out to and quickly move street-dwelling homeless individuals into permanent housing.
Supervisor: Team Supervisor
Days/Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm to 12am
ESSENTIAL DUTIES
1) Homeless Outreach/Case Management services

  • Part of a four-person team reaching out to homeless people in Manhattan
  • Approach homeless clients and encourage them to accept services
  • Client monitoring: placing individuals on a pre-caseload tracking sheet, logging bedded down sightings, assessing for safety and providing advocacy
  • Placement Services; referring and transporting clients to shelters and/or drop-ins
  • Communicate with other Manhattan Outreach Consortium staff about client housing/service plans
  • Assist in performing clinical assessments of clients and determine when a client should be admitted to the hospital
  • Enter data into computer database
  • Prepare reports on shift activities and client status
  • Assist in training of new staff and participate in group trainings for current staff
  • Respond to 311 calls regarding homeless individuals
  • Drive outreach van
2) Manhattan Consortium team member
  • Attend staff meetings, case conferences, training programs and supervision meetings; participate in program evaluation and improvement
Other duties as required
QUALIFICATIONS
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Experience with persons suffering from mental illness
  • Valid Drivers license
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Frequent walking and standing
  • Occasional lifting
WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Indoors and outdoors; all weathers
  • Flexible schedule needed: day, evening, overnight and weekend hours
Notes

COMPENSATION
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Excellent benefits package
CONTACT INFORMATION
  • Send cover letters and resumes with salary requirements to Jim Stokes-Buckles, NWT Coordinator, at jstokes-buckles@goddard.org

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