Housing Outreach Specialist (night/weekend)
Goddard Riverside Community Center - New York, NY

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Program Description: The Manhattan Outreach Consortium is a borough-wide iniative, led by Goddard Riverside, to reach out to and quickly move street-dwelling homeless individuals into permanent housing.

Category: Per-diem, overnight, evening, mornings and holidays

Supervisor: Team Supervisor/Leader

Days/Hours: Flexible hours; Evening: 4pm -12am; Overnight: 12am – 7am; Day: 7am – 3pm

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 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

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.

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