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Street Outreach Youth Care Specialist-$35,000 full-time, non-exempt through 12/31/2021 (with possibility of extension)

Street Outreach Youth Care Specialist-$35,000 full-time, non-exempt through 12/31/2021 (with possibility of extension)

Title:  Street Outreach Youth Care SpecialistFLSA Status:  Non-exemptEmployment Status: Full-time
Reports To:  SO/TLP Assistant Operations Coordinator and Operations CoordinatorDepartment:  Crisis and Homeless ServicesLast Evaluated: 4/9/2020
Location:  Main officeSupervisory Responsibilities:  None
Summary Advocate for and support youth who are homeless and/or street dependent and provide appropriate guidance and unconditional support to help them sustain a more stable lifestyle.
Specific position duties and responsibilities: Develops professional and supportive relationships with youth experiencing homelessness in the Wake County area through the provision of gateway servicesPlans and initiates street outreach activities in locations where youth experiencing homelessness congregateAdministers assessments and facilitates the development of goals that support independent livingPartners with youth through the provision of case management services and skill building Facilitates youth connections to formal supportive services and access to benefitsPlans, teaches and facilitates life skill classesMonitors and evaluates youth’s progress towards identified goals and provides support in addressing barriers as neededPlans and participates in community events and public awareness activities to increase the community’s understanding about the needs of street dependent youth in the community and how to connect youth to the Street Outreach programShares in the program’s on-call rotation scheduleMaintains direct contact with all youth served in accordance with program guidelines Complies with all record management requirementsEnters/tracks required data and provides support to the Operations Coordinator and Director in data management effortsDevelops and sustains collaborative relationships with community stakeholders that work to address homelessness in the community General agency duties and responsibilities: Completes all required trainingsParticipates in agency outreach and fundraising eventsDemonstrates a willingness to assist in other agency programs as neededActs as a custodian and demonstrates responsible and ethical use of agency property and facilitiesDisplays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristicsStrives to embody the agency’s Code of Ethics while working towards the agency’s MissionLearns and demonstrates Agency-wide Competencies including the areas of consumer and community relationships, continuous individual and agency-wide improvement, vision and purpose, respect and teamwork and positive leadershipLearns, develops, and models Positive Youth Development core competencies resulting in capacity to contribute to the mission of Haven House Services and be a resource to our youth and families, other partner organizations, and our communityOther duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications: ·         Bachelor’s degree in a human service field from an accredited institutionTwo years of related experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of local community resourcesExperience with client documentation and file managementStrong written and verbal communication skills
Other requirements: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License and satisfactory driving recordPersonal vehicle for use in conducting home visits and/or transporting clients in the event agency vehicles aren’t availableProof of current/valid car insuranceAcceptable background reportNegative drug screen results
Work environment: Occasional evening and weekend hours required Culture of care and wellness in the office Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions Potential exposure to bloodborne and/or airborne pathogens

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