Homeless Outreach Specialist

Washington D.C.
Dec 24, 2018
Feb 25, 2019
Full Time

Position: Homeless Outreach Specialist in The Coordinated Entry Outreach (CEO) Program at Community Connections. This program 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 street outreach, in-reach, assessment, documentation assistance, and referrals to appropriate community resources.

The position requires 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, a clean driving record, and be able to successfully complete the agency's background check.

Interested qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to the attention of Ishan Heru, Director of Community Impact at .

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