Outreach Specialist

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Location
Chico, California
Industry
Administrative & Support Services (Office and Administrative Support Occupations)
Job Type
Temporary
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Salary
US$ 20.00 - US$ 23.00 per hour
Ref. Number
S_57925
Contact
Berger, Corwin Lane, Spherion
Phone
530-899-1300
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Job Description

The Outreach Specialist works with multiple agencies and programs to provide outreach and services to people in need. Drawing on an extensive knowledge of available resources, the outreach specialist assists the people in need and dependents in applying for available programs and benefits. Must be able to work with homeless and disadvantaged individuals and have a well-developed networking capability with local service organizations providing emergency shelter, medical, mental health, legal, transportation, employment and other homeless, children, and other services.

Responsibilities:
1.Plan, supervise, coordinate and administer the activities and programs of the local and applicable Services office. Coordinate programs with other Federal, State, and County programs, outside agencies, and public and private organizations. Manage and participate in public information and outreach activities to educate and offer services to people in need; represent the program and makes presentations to various community groups.
2.Responsible for maintaining contact with local organizations who serve Veterans and will help grantees to identify additional participants. Develop relationships with local social services and public benefit agencies, shelters, and faith-based and community-based organizations serving low-income, at-risk, and homeless families; develop relationships with local facilities.
3.Host local informational events and Participate in Stand Down (or similar) events.
4.Respond to client requests for assistance by initially screening for suitability and eligibility for both in-house and other-agency programs. Provide in-depth screening and assessments for program suitability and eligibility for both in-house and other-agency programs. As necessary, act as the client's advocate to assist in receiving needed services. Provide program information assistance and/or make referrals to appropriate services. Act as the client???s advocate, when necessary, and assist them in receiving needed services.
5.Apply creative outreach techniques to recruit potential clients by distributing promotional materials and by directly networking with targeted individuals and organizations. Work closely with staff and volunteers to develop and implement an outreach program which will allow clients to engage homeless veterans on the street and in encampments to let them know about services and resources.
6.Travel to other referral agencies and to clients??? homes, as necessary, to accomplish outreach, intakes and follow-ups. Oversee daily chores and client routines as assigned. Helps insure that all residents are compliant with program rules and guidelines, including curfew, program fees, duty shifts, etc.
7.Closely monitor and ensure all funding agency performance goals and objectives are met or exceeded. Assist the agency in keeping costs within the program budgets.
8.Attend meetings and conferences, as required.
9.Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Skills:
1.-Ability to work with a diverse population of adults and children, including those with physical and mental disabilities and addictions and those who are in, or need to be in, recovery. Ability to work with clients who have significant barriers to include but not limited to legal barriers, prison or long term incarceration. Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
2.-Ability to conduct a general assessment of the physical, mental, and emotional health of individual clients, and concisely document that assessment. Ability to maintain client confidentiality and personal boundaries.
3.-Excellent people skills, including the ability to motivate and lead while maintaining a positive cooperative rapport with other staff. Ability to positively engage and motivate challenging clients. Excellent communication skills, including writing that is a

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