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OUTREACH SPECIALIST

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Covenant House New Orleans | New Orleans, LA
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Covenant House New Orleans


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Published 17 days ago

March 16, 2020
March 6, 2020
$28,000 - $30,000Position is Non-exempt (hourly), plus comprehensive benefits package

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct regularly scheduled street outreach in the New Orleans metropolitan area, distributing food, clothing, and literature to youth and other individuals in the community.
  • Seek out and assist victims of human trafficking and prostitution.
  • Utilize various forms of media including texting, the Covenant House app, and social media to strategically engage youth and community members.
  • Participate in the UNITY for the Homeless citywide outreach program.
  • Serve as community liaison with local service partners, businesses, schools, and community groups for agency outreach purposes (i.e. "school/agency outreach").
  • Implement a van/foot patrol schedule that will include the participation of resident youth volunteers to maximize street outreach contacts.
  • Transport youth to and from Covenant House. Assist with transportation for additional offsite services/events as needed.
  • Serve as client advocate to engage support/social service agencies in the community when necessary.
  • Aid in development/implementation of plans to reach and serve youth from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and youth underrepresented in the Covenant House Crisis Center (including under 18).
  • Maintain proper documentation of client and Outreach files in HMIS, ETO, and other information systems as required.
  • Ensure compliance and execution of the terms of the grant contracts.
  • Attend all trainings (unless specifically excused by supervisor), and integrate information and tools into individualized tasks and responsibilities.
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in social services preferred OR, a minimum of 2 years' experience working with at-risk youth or special needs populations.
  • Prior experience working with youth who have experienced homelessness, trauma, or other emotional and behavioral challenges using a trauma informed approach.
  • Emotional and intellectual maturity and stability.
  • Knowledge of community resources and the ability to make referrals.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills- the ability to motivate others and to be culturally sensitive when developing rapport with youth/co-workers.
  • Ability & willingness to do street canvassing.
  • Valid driver's license.

QUALIFIED Candidates should email their cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Deneen M. Jackson, Director, Non-residential Services

Covenant House New Orleans

djackson@covenanthouse.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct regularly scheduled street outreach in the New Orleans metropolitan area, distributing food, clothing, and literature to youth and other individuals in the community.
  • Seek out and assist victims of…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

Health

Dental

Short Term Disability

Long Term Disability

Sick/Vacation

403b Savings & Retirement Plan

Free Parking

One free meal

Health

Dental

Short Term Disability

Long Term Disability

Sick/Vacation

403b Savings & Retirement Plan

Free Parking

One free meal

Level of Language Proficiency

English

Spanish (helpful)

English

Spanish (helpful)

How to Apply

QUALIFIED Candidates should email their cover letter and resume to: djackson@covenanthouse.org

Ms. Deneen M. Jackson, Director, Non-residential Services, Covenant House New Orleans, 611 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE(FIRM)

QUALIFIED Candidates should email their cover letter and resume to: djackson@covenanthouse.org

Ms. Deneen M. Jackson, Director, Non-residential Services, Covenant House New…

Location

611 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

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