Addison Group

Outreach Specialists

3+ months agoBinghamton, NY

Title: Outreach Specialist for Homeless Outreach Organization
Salary: $18-22/hour
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION :

This Homeless Outreach company works with homeless individuals on the streets and in transportation hubs of Manhattan to motivate them to accept services that will get them off the streets both initially and for the long term. The Homeless Outreach team builds trust with each individual, breaks down resistance to services, and remains determinedly focused on identifying appropriate and acceptable placements for our clients. The program operating with funding from the NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Amtrak, the East Midtown Partnership and the Downtown Alliance.

HOURS :

Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week

Various Schedules ; must work at least 1 weekend day

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES :
Responsible for providing direct outreach, escort, and referral services for all homeless individuals encountered in the field during their shift. Also responsible for recording and maintaining accurate statistical data on all individuals approached and referred as well as case-record management of clients receiving longer-term services. Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health and substance abuse issues and gain a working knowledge of all available services.

QUALIFICATIONS :

Must have a valid Driver's License and be ready and willing to drive around New York City and its boroughs.
Associates degree OR 2 years experience in a social service setting

BENEFITS

Employees are eligible for health insurance and paid sick time benefits immediately upon starting work. In addition, full time employees receive a generous benefits package, including:

  • Competitive health and dental plans, with coverage is available for your spouse, domestic partner, and dependents.
  • A minimum of 3 weeks paid vacation, 11 paid holidays, and additional paid sick and personal time. A 403(b) pension plan with a matching benefit paid by company.
  • Tuition assistance and many training opportunities for career development.
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are available so employees can set aside pre-tax dollars for healthcare, transit and childcare.
  • Job ID: AddisonGroup-490321