Bakersfield, CA 93301 US
Job Position: Outreach Specialist
Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301
Pay Rate: $16.23 - $19.38 hr
Conduct outreach in the community, focusing on those who are most vulnerable. Outreach will occur in identified "hot spot"neighborhoods and at times when individuals are most likely to be found (including early morning and evenings).
Complete a Vulnerability Index Service Prioritization and Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT) to determine vulnerability and acuity of individuals/families during street outreach as well as other outreach and referral processes.
Assist homeless individuals/families with accessing resources and making referrals; continue to engage with unsheltered homeless individuals/families until shelter or permanent housing is obtained.
Provide advocacy for homeless individuals/families when they encounter barriers.
Assist in obtaining housing readiness documentation such as ID, social security card, income verification and transportation to appointments as necessary.
Provide support for people as they transition from homelessness to housing.
Maintain complete client records, daily outreach logs, mileage logs, and other reports as directed.
Establish and maintain positive, productive working relationships with mental health programs, shelter programs, police (and other local officials), and providers of services and resources to homeless individuals/families.
Attend team meetings, case conferences, training workshops and community meetings as needed.
Other tasks as assigned.
Valid Driver's License
Must pass a background screening.
Experience working in property management or housing placement.
Previous social services experience.