Housing Outreach Specialist (night/weekend)
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. CATEGORY: Full-time (35 hrs/week) SUPERVISOR: Team Supervisor/Leader DAYS/HOURS: Mon-Fri 4:00pm-12:00am 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 clients already known to the program; assist in promoting service goals and escort clients when needed
- 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 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.

Excellent benefits package

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