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Street Outreach Specialist

Company: Friends of Youth
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Purpose- Under the supervision of the Outreach and Safe Place Program Coordinator, this position serves as the Street Outreach Specialist and will provide outreach and referrals for young adults who are experiencing homelessness. Primary responsibilities include: outreach and engagement, risk assessment, safety planning, implementation of harm reduction strategies, emotional support, convening and managing multidisciplinary teams, and referrals to appropriate support services.Essential DutiesA. Community Relations/Outreach

  • Make contact and develop rapport with adults 18-24 currently experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  • Conduct community outreach at social service agencies, schools, teen centers, public libraries, community organizations, and other services and locations young people frequent to inform and educate employees and young adults of services and program.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with police, courts, detention, and other staff and systems young people may be involved with.B. Direct Service
    • Provide individual advocacy to young people who are survivors of commercial sexual exploitation or are at-risk of commercial sexual exploitation. Develop individualized, trauma-informed, strength-based, youth-driven service plans in core areas of safety, recovery, housing, health, mental health, chemical dependency, education, employment, and life skills.
    • Maintain regular contact with clients to respond to emerging needs and crises. Assist young adults in navigating systems, including, but not limited to: justice system, detention, and DSHS.
    • Connect CSE young adults to community resources, including housing, health, mental health, chemical dependency, education, employment, life skills, etc.
    • Work collaboratively with Friends of Youth staff, community partners, family and natural supports to identify, engage and support clients to promote safety, navigate systems and connect to appropriate services.C. Administrative
      • Maintain complete and timely documentation of shift notes and outreach data.
      • Participate in weekly supervision meetings, monthly case consult meetings, and monthly team meetings.
      • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.We offer:
        • Generous time off including 15 vacation days per year, paid sick leave, 11 paid holidays, 2 social justice leave days per year for full-time employees
        • Health insurance package including medical, dental, vision, 24/7 access to telehealth, long term disability and life insurance
        • Transgender benefits
        • Retirement plan with match after 90 of employmentWe require:
          • High School Diploma or GED.
          • Knowledge and experience of crisis intervention, trauma-informed care, housing and homelessness, and harm reduction.
          • Experience in youth outreach in King County is preferred.
          • Ability to pass a criminal background check & TB test
          • WA Driver's license with a safe driving record
          • Proof of COVID vaccination
          • Must be at least 18 years of ageFriends of Youth is committed to equity and creating a diverse and inclusive work environment as an equal opportunity employer. We welcome, honor, and celebrate our clients, colleagues, and communities' diverse identities and cultures. PI215475141

Keywords: Friends of Youth, Redmond , Street Outreach Specialist, Other , Redmond, Washington

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