About Swords to Plowshares
Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area. We promote and protect the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education, and partnerships with local, state, and national entities. Believing that war causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield, our mission is to heal the wounds of war and to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to end homelessness and poverty among those we serve. To learn more about Swords to Plowshares, please visit our website at www.swords-to-plowshares.org.
Swords to Plowshares will re-engage in outreach to Homeless Veterans on the streets of San Francisco starting on October 1st, 2021. As it was in the past, Outreach will run through the San Francisco Drop-in Center, supervised by the Grant per Diem Coordinator. It is anticipated that Swords will hire two new Outreach Specialists. Ideally, both Outreach Specialists will have been or will have had experience with homeless veterans. Outreach Specialists, will, to the extent possible, work as a team of two when going out on the street. They will provide a schedule for the week to their supervisor at the beginning of the week and will check-in with their supervisor to document progress in making contact with veterans.
1060 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Roles and Responsibilities
Priority 1: Homeless Veterans on the by-Name List (BNL): The Outreach team (outreach) will find and engage with homeless veterans on the BNL on a regular (at least monthly) basis. Outreach will…
Priority 2: Homeless Veterans not on the By-Name List (BNL): Outreach will find and engage with homeless veterans who are not on the BNL on a regular (at least monthly) basis. Outreach will…
Priority 3: Sweeps of homeless veteran hotspots to find new homeless veterans: Outreach will develop several regular “routes” that will “sweep” through hotspots like Bart Stations, Glide, the TL, 6th Street and other known regular locations that are known to be regular hang-outs of homeless veterans. Outreach will ask if there are any homeless veterans and will…
Priority 4: Transportation for Veterans associated with Drop-in, the Access Point or SSVF: When possible and when not interfering with any of the previous three priorities, Outreach Specialist will drive the minivans to facilitate transportation for the Drop-in Center, the Access Point and SSVF. This can include…
Position requires prolonged walking, driving, sitting, and repetitive hand movement using a computer keyboard in the performance of daily office activities.
Salary & Benefits
Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Swords to Plowshares offers a generous benefits package including the following benefits:
About Swords to Plowshares
Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to veterans in the…