Outreach Worker, New York
Center for Urban Community Services
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Post Date: Nov 05, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - New York
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The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS), a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives invites applications for the Outreach Worker position on the Manhattan Outreach Consortium’s CUCS team. CUCS is the lead support agency in the Manhattan Outreach Consortium (MOC). MOC is a coalition of three neighborhood-based organizations working together with homeless people living on Manhattan streets. MOC and the CUCS team are expanding to provide more comprehensive services to people staying on the street.

Must have valid driver’s license
Must be able to work effectively as part of a team.
Relevant experience working with the homeless population preferred.
Computer literacy, especially in regards to Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word
Educational requirements include a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years relevant experience, OR, HS Diploma and 4 years experience. For every 30 college credits earned, 1 year of experience may be reduced from the requirement for applicants with HS diplomas.
Applicants with Spanish language proficiency preferred

The Outreach Worker will be responsible for responding to 311 calls from the community regarding homeless individuals, checking on clients in weather related emergencies, as well as generally engaging with clients sleeping on the street. They will complete client transports to shelter, transitional, and permanent housing, as well as other escorts. They will utilize a harm reduction approach emphasizing meeting clients “where they are at” without judgment or coercion. The Outreach Worker will work with a diverse range of clients including substance users, people with mental illnesses, and people involved with the criminal justice system. They will work within an interdisciplinary team focusing on moving people off the streets of Upper Manhattan into permanent housing and successfully reintegrating into their communities.

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