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

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Program: Manhattan Outreach Consortium

Supervisor: Team Supervisor

Days/Hours: Mon-Thurs: 2pm-10pm, Friday 9am-5pm (flexibility required)

Program Description: The Manhattan Outreach Consortium provides outreach and housing placement services to adults who are street homeless. The Special Initiatives team is a dynamic and innovative team that collaborates with various community partners throughout Manhattan to identify homeless individuals who may not be regularly encountered in the streets.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

1) Housing Placement and Case Management
  • Serve as case manager for homeless adults with a goal of transitional and permanent housing
  • Perform intake assessment, service planning, advocac0y, referral and escort services
  • Maintain client case records and enter data in computer database
  • Provide follow-up case management for clients placed in housing to promote retention
  • Communicate with night and weekend staff and other agencies to coordinate client services
  • Participate in outreach trips to identify and engage homeless clients
  • Drive outreach van
2) Specialized Services (MED-VAN LIASION)
  • Serve as main contact person for MOC and Med-van staff
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy case records of all referred clients
  • Responsible for compiling reports and tracking data of all referrals
3) 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
  • Bachelors Degree, MSW degree preferred
  • Prior clinical experience with homeless individuals suffering from mental illness
  • Expertise in at least one aspect of services to the homeless; such as substance abuse or clinical care
  • Valid NYS Drivers license
Physical Requirements
  • Frequent walking and standing
  • Occasional lifting
Work Environment
  • Indoors and outdoors; all weathers
  • Flexible schedule needed: evening, overnight and weekend hours
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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