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Senior Housing Outreach Specialist

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Goddard Riverside Community Center | New York, NY
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Goddard Riverside Community Center


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Intro/Program Description: The Manhattan Outreach Consortium provides outreach and housing placement services to adults who are street homeless. The Uptown office services the Upper West and Upper East Sides of Manhattan and collaborates with various community partners and healthcare agencies throughout Manhattan. Office is located in the Upper West Side.


Purpose of Position: The position of Senior Housing Outreach Specialist will work to creatively and effectively engage individuals living on the street through outreach in the community. The position will serve as a case manager for adults experiencing street homelessness, with the goal of placing them into transitional and permanent housing. The position will work collaboratively with their team and with their clients to achieve this goal.


Roles, Responsibilities, and Essential Duties


Housing Placement and Case Management

  • Serve as case manager for homeless adults, with a goal of placing them in transitional and permanent housing
  • Perform intake, assessment, service planning, advocacy, referral and escort services
  • Maintain client case records and enter data in computer database using handheld and desktop computers
  • Provide follow-up case management for clients placed in housing, to promote retention and document outcomes
  • Communicate with evening/weekend staff and with staff of other agencies to coordinate client service

 

Outreach services

  •     Participate in outreach trips to identify and communicate with homeless clients
  •     Drive outreach van
  •     Work on evening, overnight and weekend outreach shifts when needed

 

Manhattan Consortium team member

  • Attend staff meetings, case conferences, training programs and supervision meetings; participate in program evaluation and improvement

 

Participation in the annual HOPE count and mini counts of homeless individuals living on the street. 

  • Schedule shift to overnight hours at least four nights out of a year would be necessary for homeless counts.

 

Other duties as required

  

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Prior clinical experience with homeless individuals living with mental illness
  • Expertise in at least one aspect of services to the homeless
  • Experience with housing facilities and placement services
  • Valid driver’s license and driving record that meets the agency’s auto insurance guidelines (including at least one year as a licensed driver and no suspensions within the last 3 years)
  • Flexibility in work hours, available to work evening, overnight and weekend shifts when required

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Understanding of housing first and other harm reduction models
  • Ability to multitask

 

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have/be:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Experience with, or ability to learn, multiple computer databases such as Streetsmart, MOCAPP, CARES

 

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent walking and standing
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs

 

Work Environment

  • Indoors and outdoors; all weathers

Intro/Program Description: The Manhattan Outreach Consortium provides outreach and housing placement services to adults who are street homeless. The Uptown office services the Upper West and Upper East Sides of Manhattan and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Excellent benefits!

Excellent benefits!

Location

Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10025

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