Street Outreach Advocate

Full Time
Posted 3 weeks ago

REPORTS TO: Street Outreach Program Manager

HOURS: Full-Time Monday – Friday, (At times, Saturdays)

HOURLY RATE: Range is $16 to $18 an hour, depending on experience. After the 90-day probation period benefits will include: sick and vacation time, 11 paid holidays, plus employee health insurance plan.

BASIC DUTIES: Provide street-based crisis intervention services, gateway services, referrals, and crisis supportive counseling to homeless youth on the streets. • Teach risk reduction strategies and coping skills to youth on the streets. • Provide support in transitioning youth into a stable living environment. • Ensure safety by conducting outreach with outreach team. • Work closely with all street youth who voluntarily enter into the Family Assistance programs. • Complete daily time cards. • Record keeping will include weekly reports to be given to the Outreach Program Manager. • Maintain clean driving record, keep company vehicle clean and report maintenance issues/auto repair issues to agency in written form. • Complete mileage log as applicable for driving between sites during outreach activities.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

CLIENT SERVICES

The Outreach Advocate must have the ability to work as a team member with community partners from other social service agencies, law enforcement and other youth related businesses. In addition to serving as an outreach advocate with the youth, the advocate will also serve as a representative of Family Assistance Program and a liaison with other youth service providers. • Ability to develop and maintain professional and cooperative working relationships with staff, business professionals and other agencies in the community;

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

Job requires weekly stops at bus stations, local malls, and community centers located at parks and other areas where street youth congregate.

Attend community fairs to promote awareness of the agency programs and meet with street youth to build relationships of trust for referrals for service.

This position will work on the streets as well as spend time at the emergency shelter transitional living programs to ensure the seamless transition of youth that are leaving the streets.

Other duties as assigned.

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

• Two years of experience with youth services agency.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; Computer and word processing skills.
• Must have reliable transportation to provide services listed above.
• Fingerprinting, law enforcement, and child protection background checks required; and a clean DMV record and current California Driver’s License.

Must have at least your first dose of the Covid Vaccine.

Please send Resume to: Rainbow@familyassist.org

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