Homeless Outreach Coordinator CABHI Grant

  • Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
  • Gainesville, FL, United States
Full Time Consultant Executive Government Health Care Professional Services

Job Description

NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/alachua/default.cfm

Salary: $21.69/Hour

Master's Degree in psychology, counseling, social work, human services, or closely related field and two years of work experience, or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Licensure as a Psychologist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, or Social Worker or any closely related field is required within two years of employment. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver's License.  Successful completion of a Level II criminal history background investigation and applicable credentialing through the Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is required prior to employment.  Applicants   within   six   months   of   meeting   the   minimum education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status.

Pending BoCC approval accepting CABHI Grant. 
 
 Position Summary: This is responsible professional work coordinating and conducting outreach to homeless individuals on the street, around homeless centers, and other areas in the community. 
 
An employee assigned to this classification conducts outreach activities to engage homeless individuals so an assessment of needs can occur along with referral to an assertive community treatment team. 
 
Work  is  performed  under  the  direction  of  a  higher  level  supervisor  and  is reviewed through conferences, reports and  observation of the results obtained.
 Examples of Duties: Identifies areas of homeless people and initiates contact using engagement techniques to establish initial relationship with a homeless person to triage needs and establish communication.
 
Prepares individuals for referral to the Assertive Community Treatment Team by providing on-going counseling and support services. 
 
Attends case staffing and planning meetings with other members of the Assertive Community Treatment Team to coordinate individual clinical services. Provides in person and telephonic counseling services to avert escalation of crisis situations.
 
Conducts clinical and other assessments of needs, including the VI-SPDAT to facilitate referral for needed services and housing assistance through the coordinated entry system. 
 Maintains case documentation of client contacts in accordance with established procedures, aggregate the information into useful form for data collection and evaluation purposes.
 
Attends and participates in meetings to offer experiences, ideas, and feedback on grant implementation, direct services provided, and coordinate with others on ending homelessness, i.e., related Continuum of Care Committees.
 
Identifies other individuals and organizations providing similar outreach services, develop working relationships, and coordinate outreach activities by sharing information, communicating plans, ideas, and strategies to engage the homeless. 
 
Develops and maintains partnerships with other local organizations to coordinate County-wide efforts to conduct outreach activities and serve as a member of the treatment team.
 
Performs related work as required.
 NOTE: These  examples are intended only   as  illustrations of  the various kinds   of work performed  in  positions  allocated  to  this  class. The  omission  of  specific statements  of duties does  not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 
Considerable knowledge of the dynamics of working with homeless individuals including those with mental illness, substance abuse, and physical health disabilities. 
 
Skill in the use of personal computers.
 
Ability to provide counseling and related services to individuals experiencing homelessness in order to engage them in further treatment and supportive services. 
 
Ability to function in a team oriented setting as a member and leader.
 
Ability to work a variety of hours and days during the week including being on-call to respond to crisis situations. 
 
Ability to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.
 
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
 
Ability to   make    oral   presentations   before   community   organizations.
 
Ability  to  develop and   maintain  good   working  relationships with  assisting   agencies, other County departments, employees and  the general public.
 PHYSICAL  DEMANDS: The  physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by  an employee to successfully perform the essential  functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations  may  be made  to enable  individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
While  performing the duties of this job,  the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach and  to be mobile.
 The   employee  may   occasionally lift  and/or   move    up   to  10   pounds. Specific    vision abilities required for this job include close  vision, and  distance vision.
 WORK   ENVIRONMENT: The    work   environment   characteristics    described   here   are representative   of   those    an   employee   encounters    while    performing   the   essential functions of  this job.  Reasonable accommodations  may  be  made   to enable   individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
The noise  level  in the work environment is usually moderate

Occupations

Administrative Support, Executive Support, General-Other: Administrative-Clerical, Office Management, Secretary-Executive Assistant, Bank Teller, Credit Manager, Loan Officer-Originator, Underwriter, EMT-Paramedic, General-Other: Medical-Health, Healthcare Aid, Medical Imaging, Medical Practitioner, Medical Therapy-Rehab Services, Mental Health, Nursing, Physician's Assistant-Nurse Practitioner, Social Service, Project Management

Education Requirements

Master's Degree (M.A. or M.S.), M.B.A. Degree, Other Graduate Degree, J.D. or Law Degree, M.D. or Medical Degree, Ph.D Degree, Other Doctorate Degree

Salary

$21.69/Hour