Outreach Worker Temp Position (LOP936)
Volunteers of America - Greater New York Inc
Volunteers of America is a national, faith-based human services organization that helps some of the most vulnerable men, women and children in our communities lead safe, healthy, independent and productive lives. Founded in New York City in 1896, Volunteers of America is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most respected human services organizations, serving 2 million people in 400 communities in 46 states every year. Volunteers of America - Greater New York is the largest affiliate of the national organization, with more than 90 programs and 1,300 staff in the metropolitan New York area, Westchester and Nassau counties, and Northern New Jersey. Skilled and dedicated staff, and generous corporate and individual community partners, help tens of thousands of people in need every year. Whether the needs are short-term, like case management and temporary shelter, or long-term help like permanent supportive housing, we have the commitment, experience and relationships necessary to provide high quality, comprehensive services to a wide range of people in need in the New York metropolitan area.
The outreach worker actively engages homeless men and women in conversation, gains their confidence, assess current status, and assists them in obtaining alternate shelter.
High school diploma and two years related experience or associates degree and one year experience with a similar population. Mental health/substance abuse experience preferred. Must have a valid NYS Driver's license.
6. Respond to emergencies while off duty.
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Engage homeless men and women in an effort to gain their acceptance of alternate shelter and other needed services.
Observe homeless men and women for indication of major problems (alcohol, substance abuse, psychiatric disorder, physical disability) which would impact on the type of appropriate shelter.
Attempt to obtain information from clients as to their past history, especially their involvement with programs in the past which might be appropriate for them to return to.
Assist in process of placement, including providing transportation to clients.
Oversee the work of the case aides.
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Start Date
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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