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Homeless Outreach Specialist

Interfaith Community Services
Oceanside, CA 92057
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$500 Retention Bonus! This position is eligible for a retention bonus ($250 paid at six months and $250 paid at one year of employment!)

OVERVIEW: Founded in 1979 in direct response to rising rates of hunger and homelessness in North San Diego County, Interfaith Community Services works to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness by Helping People Help Themselves. Interfaith is the most comprehensive social services agency in North County, providing both immediate safety net services and long-term, life-changing programs designed to meet the holistic needs of people in crisis. Together, in partnership with 250+ diverse faith communities, more than 650 recurrent volunteers, and a growing staff of over 200, Interfaith provides a safe haven and pathway towards self-sufficiency for more than 17,000 community members annually.

$500 Retention Bonus! This position is eligible for a retention bonus ($250 paid at six months and $250 paid at one year of employment!)

WHAT YOU WILL DO: This position provides field-based outreach, short term crisis intervention, and case management to individuals experiencing homelessness with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Serious Mental Illness (SMI). The Homeless Outreach Specialist will provide outreach and short-term case management to the North County region to connect individuals experiencing homelessness to housing, health, and other supportive services. The position will attend and support case conferencing and ensure that clients with ongoing treatment needs are successfully connected with appropriate community-based treatment programs. The position will interact closely with the interdepartmental treatment team of behavioral health clinicians, clients, homeless outreach works, community partners, program leadership and staff.

Conducts outreach and engagement with individuals experiencing homelessness
Identifies, engages and links underserved populations with SUD and behavioral health services
Provides direct services to homeless clients and families, which include: intake, assessment, referrals and case management as well as client advocacy with the goal of supporting self-sufficiency
Outreach teams will employ a regionalized, neighborhood-based model to build collaborative relationships with unhoused individuals as well as community stakeholders
Provides direct services to clients including short term counseling, crisis intervention, and linkage with longer term services
Participates in outreach events for the purpose of engagement and client linkage
Participates, when appropriate, in case conferences for clients receiving counseling services
Develops and maintains effective relationships with mental health providers to ensure that clients with ongoing treatment needs are successfully transferred to longer term services
Maintains accurate records and files and prepares reports as required by funders and agency administration
Enters data into the regional Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) client database, the Coordinated Entry System (CES) and/or other electronic data systems as required by funders and Interfaith
Monitors compliance with grant and contract requirements. Makes recommendations to supervisor regarding any program changes needed to meet grant benchmarks
Ensures the confidentiality of client information and health records
Meets regularly with supervisor and participate in agency meetings and staff trainings
Provides trauma informed and culturally competent client services
Performs additional duties as assigned

Bachelors Degree in social services or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience required
1+ years of relevant work experience required
Experience working with severely mentally ill, medically fragile, and homeless populations preferred
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Paid Time Off Three weeks to start!
Paid Holidays 13 scheduled
Flexible Work Schedules
An Anti-Racist company
Employee Wellness Committee
Family Leave
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
AD&D / Group Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts Medical and Dependent Care
Matched 401(k) Retirement Plan
Early Release Days!
Paid Bereavement Leave!
Work Anniversary Bonuses!
Tuition Reimbursement and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
Casual Work Environment
Professional Growth and Career Development Opportunities

Interfaith is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, pregnancy, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, nationality, sex, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Interfaith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2021-11-12 Expires: 2021-12-14

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