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Street Outreach Coordinator

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HER Resiliency Center | Washington NE, DC
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HER Resiliency Center


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Published 20 days ago

March 1, 2020
February 19, 2020
$45,000 - $50,000Salary depends upon experience

Agency Description:

At HER Resiliency Center, we give young women ages 18 to 25 who are overcoming hardship a safe environment where they can receive the support, skills, and resources they need to make positive decisions and thrive. 

HER emphasizes participants being aware of their own needs, while also receiving guidance as they grow into adulthood. This program is especially geared toward participants sharing their own life experiences, hearing about the path of others, and learning positive life skills through demonstrated healthy living. A crucial component of the HER model is for staff to share their own past struggles and victories in order to demonstrate empathy and understanding toward the participant. Both staff and participants are on a peer level with each other. 

Job Summary:

The Street Outreach Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Street Outreach Manager with implementing program objectives, providing guidance to Street Outreach Associates and delivering on-foot, holistic street outreach support to homeless transitional-age youth (18-25). This is done through assessing their immediate needs, connecting them with emergency housing, providing information regarding youth services and offering survival supplies. 

This position spends the majority of their time in the community supporting vulnerable/youth through a difficult time in their life and encouraging them to make positive decisions for their future. In addition, the Street Outreach Coordinator assists the Street Outreach Manager with developing program objectives, attending meetings related to the grant and fostering partnerships with other service providers.   

The Street Outreach Team provides community outreach to schools, businesses, and other organizations interested in addressing the issue of youth and young adult homelessness. This is a leadership position under the Street Outreach Manager. 

Employment is full-time with nights and weekend work required. This position requires a vehicle, insurance and a good driving record.

Reports To:  Deputy Executive Director 

Job Responsibilities:

A.   Community Relations/Outreach

  1. Maintain a liaison relationship with schools, police, health providers, churches, and businesses. Assist as a resource for the community to make referrals to the program.
  2. Attend community meetings.
  3. Meet with other providers to share program information and coordinate services.

B.   Direct Service

  1. Locate and provide on-foot holistic street outreach support to homeless youth age 18-25 that includes those living on the street, in hotels/motels and/or couchsurfing between family, friends and willing adults.
  2. Make contact and develop rapport with community members within neighborhoods of all eight wards of the District of Columbia. 
  3. Provide homeless youth with necessary referrals and information for temporary housing and community resources.
  4. Transport youth to an authorized safe temporary shelter, as needed.
  5. Provide overnight supervision at authorized temporary shelter on a rotating on-call basis.
  6. Maintain and interact in a culturally sensitive, respectful, and professional demeanor.
  7. Make referrals of young women to HER staff for further one-to-one support (case management); and make referrals for young men to receive additional support from partnering service providers. 
  8. Administrative Duties
  9. Oversee and report on Street Outreach data collection for grants
  10. Assist with program development.
  11. Work in collaboration with the Street Outreach Manager and with Street Outreach Associates to enhance procedures and structure. 
  12. Attend meetings related to homeless services and the grant.
  13. Attend staff meetings.

Job Requirements:

A.  Education and Experience

1.    Bachelor’s Degree in a social service related field.

2.    Two years experience in working with vulnerable and/or homeless youth.

3.    One year experience supervising staff.

4.    Education or experience in cultural competency.

5.    Must be technologically savvy and able to write reports and input data into a shared system

B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1.    Familiarity with DC resources.

2.    Ability to establish and maintain trusting relationships.

3. Comfortable interacting with young women/youth in informal settings.

4.    Must demonstrate sensitivity to needs of participants in crisis.

5.    Detail oriented with the ability to maintain paperwork.

6. Must demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences and a commitment to the value of cultural competency.

7.    Must be comfortable working in all types of weather while walking 2-6 miles a day.

***Do you think you have what it takes, but don’t meet all the job requirements? Convince us why with a detailed cover letter.


To Apply: Please forward your resume and cover letter to Info@HERdc.org 


Agency Description:

At HER Resiliency Center, we give young women ages 18 to 25 who are overcoming hardship a safe environment where they can receive the support, skills, and resources they need to make positive decisions and thrive. 

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Details at a glance

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

Benefits

$300/mo to reimburse for health insurance

$300/mo to reimburse for health insurance

Level of Language Proficiency

English. Spanish would be a benefit.

English. Spanish would be a benefit.

How to Apply

In addition to your resume, send a cover letter explaining why you are qualified and interested in this position. If you do not have all of the qualifications, tell us why you should still be considered for the job.

In addition to your resume, send a cover letter explaining why you are qualified and interested in this position. If you do not have all of the qualifications, tell us why you should…

Location

Washington NE, DC

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