Homeless Outreach Specialist (Temporary)
Company: City of Tempe
Posted on: June 18, 2022
Opening Date: May 24, 2022Closing Date: Open until the needs of
the City are met.Hourly Wage: $20.00 - $25.00 per hour depending on
experience Work Schedule: 40 hours per week / Days to be determined
This position is not eligible for telecommutingThis is a Temporary
Non-Benefitted position; medical benefit eligibility onlyExperience
--- One (1) year of experience conducting street outreach or case
management working with individuals/families experiencing
--- Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills are desirable.
- Possession of a valid driver's license.
- Possession of, or the ability to acquire DHS fingerprint
clearance card within six months of employment. Essential Job
- To engage and assist homeless and near homeless individuals,
families and youth in services to end their homelessness.
- Provide mobile outreach and engagement to unsheltered people
within Tempe. Connect and refer both homeless and those who are
about to become homeless to information, services, provider
agencies and organizations that will assist them.
- Respond to requests for service from the public (e.g. Tempe
residents, businesses, churches and social service agencies).
- Provide housing barrier assessments data collection, used to
facilitate housing placement through the Maricopa County Regional
Coordinated Entry System.
- Perform shelter operation duties as assigned.
- Provide direct navigation service as needed, including but not
limited to: survival aid, transportation, securing benefits,
mediation with families and property manager, paperwork, assisting
with housing search, connection to mental health services, and
continuing time limited supports once the person or family is
sheltered or housed permanently.
- Maintain accurate records including clients served, entered
into the Human Management Information System (HMIS).
- Assist the development and implementation of the annual Housing
and Urban Development (HUD) Point in Time Homeless Street
- Assist with special events such as Project Connect.
- Maintain assigned vehicles/trailers (check fluids, tires, wash
van regularly, clean inside of van daily.) Maintain supplies
(snacks, water, etc.) and resources (brochures, paperwork, etc.) in
vehicles. Maintain stock supplies in the office.
- May require some evening and weekend work.
- Report any concerns directly to supervisor.
- Provide services and respond to requests from the Housing
Department, such as requests for housing-based follow-up
- Attend workgroup meetings, trainings, and participating in
continuous quality improvement of the program.
- Perform related duties as assigned.Applicant Requirement:
Applicants considered for this job classification must pass the
following:- Criminal history background investigation-
Pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled
substance testing. Employees in this safety-sensitive job
classification are prohibited from all marijuana usage whether
medical or recreational Requires successful completion of selection
process, completion of background investigation and verification of
identity/work authorization.How to apply: Please submit
application, resume and responses to the supplemental questions
listed below to:Jessica_wright@tempe.govJessica Wright, Homeless
Solutions ManagerCity of Tempe Human Services DepartmentFor
questions, please contact: Jessica Wright, Homeless Solutions
Manager(480) 350-2971 and/or email@example.com Supplemental
questions: 1) Describe your experience providing outreach services
in the field for individuals/families experiencing homelessness.
Please include the position(s) you held (Title), if the position
was full-time or part-time, and how long you were in that
position.2) List the service agencies and types of services that
you have connected individuals/families experiencing
homelessness.3) What do you see is the biggest challenge for
outreach specialists when attempting to provide services to
individuals/families?4) Do you have experience working in a
shelter? If so, what agency did you work with, what was your job
title and what were your day to day responsibilities and duties at
the shelter? Did you provide any direct case management services?
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The City of Tempe is an Equal
Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer. The City does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual
orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age,
disability, and United States military veteran status. Pursuant to
the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a
reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection
process. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable
accommodation by contacting Human Resources at 480-350-8276.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to
arrange the accommodation.
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