Homeless Outreach Specialist

Washington D.C.
Sep 27, 2017
Oct 09, 2017
Full Time

The Coordinated Entry Outreach (CEO) Program at Community Connections serves vulnerable men and women in the District experiencing homelessness, and is funded by a contract with the Department of Human Services. Members of the CEO team use a housing-first approach and trauma-informed practices to build trust-based and collaborative relationships. The Homeless Outreach Specialist delivers outreach, in-reach, assessment, navigation, and follow-up housing stabilization services to persons experiencing homelessness, and for eligible persons, performs SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery) related activities to include: outreach, assessment and case management leading to the submission of a completed SSI/SSDI application to the Social Security Administration.

The position requires, minimally, a Bachelor's degree plus one year of relevant experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and facing homelessness or residing in housing programs. Ideal candidates have demonstrated a commitment to ending homelessness, evidence of effective teaming practices, and appreciation for systems levels issues that impact direct services. Some non-traditional work hours are expected. Candidates must have a reliable vehicle as most of the work is done in the community