Outreach Specialist- SSVF
Jericho Project

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Post Date: May 13, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: immediate
Salary: 40000
Location: US - New York - New York
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Description
About the Position
Jericho Project is looking for an enthusiastic fulltime Outreach Specialist. This position will provide outreach of low-income veterans experiencing a housing crisis and will coordinate intakes and conduct intake assessments

Responsibilities:

?        Serve as an initial point of contact for Jericho’s Supportive Services for Veterans and their Families (SSVF) and other Veteran Assistance Programs.
?        Conduct outreach at local shelters, Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals and centers, community organizations, and schools, housing courts, food pantries and other locations as directed by supervisor to identify low-income veterans and/or families who are either homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.
?        Participate in coordinated outreach, Rapid Resolution, and other community initiatives to fulfill SSVF’s mission of ending veteran homelessness as directed by supervisor or SSVF Program Director (PD).
?        Submit accurate and up-to-date outreach logs and reports for outreach and intakes performed weekly. Enter case notes and update data in NYC’s HOME database and Jericho’s AWARDS database at least weekly.
?        Provide encouragement, insight, and daily recruitment of veterans and/or their families in need of supportive services. Follow up as needed.
?        Provide regular and detailed feedback to SSVF program staff on progress and challenges in recruiting veterans and/or their families with possible housing issues to seek assistance on ways to effectively reach this population.
?        Host informational sessions and speak at meetings to spread the word about benefits and eligibility of Jericho’s SSVF and other veteran assistance programs.
?        Screen, interview, assess, and analyze veteran applicants for program eligibility. Communicate program eligibility and enrollment decision to veteran applicants. Provide community referrals for veterans found to be ineligible.
?        Complete intake assessments in the field with veterans.
?        Develop and maintain the community linkages necessary to facilitate referrals.
?        Maintain an effective working relationship with external community partners and maintain steady communication and rapport with the program staff.
?        Escort veterans to appointments as needed.
?        Actively assist and participate in all program activities and special events as needed.
?        Participate in staff meetings and trainings.
?        Carry out other duties as assigned by the Director, Veterans Outreach and SSVF PD.

Skills
?        Must be a United States veteran
?        High School diploma required; Associate or Bachelor's degree preferred but will consider extensive experience in lieu of education.
?        Experience working in homelessness, substance abuse, mental health and/or trauma settings preferred.
?        Familiar with Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Harm Reduction techniques.


Notes
How to Apply:
Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:
Human Resources Department
        Jericho Project
        Job Code: Outreach Specialist, SSVF
        245 W. 29th Street, Suite 902
        New York, NY 10001
        Fax 646.624.2301
        careers@jerichoproject.org