Lead Outreach Specialist
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
$22.60/hr - $24.04/hr DOE
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking candidates experienced working with vulnerable populations and with leadership aptitude to join our San Diego Outreach team as the Lead Outreach Specialist. This position serves as the team lead for the City of La Mesa’s Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement (HOME) Program and PATH’s East County Enhanced Outreach Team (EOT) Program.
In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.
WHAT WE DO
Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing.
Both the HOME and EOT Programs provide intensive supports to a small group of people experiencing homelessness who have been prioritized based of their chronic homeless status, vulnerability and acuity. Outreach services provided by the programs are intended to address and resolve any barriers to accessing housing and ultimately lead to a positive exit from homelessness.
WHAT IS A LEAD OUTREACH SPECAILIST?
The Lead Outreach Specialist works under the direction of the Associate Director to ensure the day to day operation of the HOME and EOT Programs. In addition to direct client services, the Lead Outreach Specialist provides administrative and supervisory oversight to a small team as staff and outreach support for staff and the community. Responsibilities of the Lead Outreach Specialist Include:
WHAT YOU BRING
- Conducting regular outreach activities wherever those expereincing homelessess reside within the area covered by the program
- Collaborating with the Associate Director to ensure successful implementation, coordination of services, achievement of performance measures, and evaluation of services
- Providing direct supervision of staff working in the program
- Planning and reviewing workload assignments for staff and adjusting schedules and caseloads as necessary
- Conducting weekly staff meetings and case conferencing
- Coaching and developing staff by providing regular feedback, training, and regular evaluations
- Representing the programs to local agencies, coalitions, community stakeholders, law enforcement, local governments, and other organizations through networking and education
- Conducting critical data analysis to evaluate and improve service delivery
- Preparing required reports and collaborating with the Associate Director to conduct regular internal audits
We’re looking for candidates that:
- Demonstrate experience working with vulnerable populations with strong skills in staff supervision, program development and implementation and the development of policies and procedures
- Have experience working with program funders
- Have experience working with program start up
- Are experienced in analyzing program procedures and practices to identify barriers and impediments to achieving goals and making recommendations for course-correction
- Display a strong ability to represent the interests of the agency and interact effectively and build successful collaborative relationships with a diverse range of individuals
- Possess a high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals with urgent and multiple case management and health needs
- Work just as well independently as they do on a team
- Exercise mature judgement, and are highly motivated, self-starting and proactive
- Are excellent at communicating, whether in writing or verbally
- Have a strong sense of prioritization and can coordinate multiple demands in a high-pressure environment
For this role the Lead Outreach Specialist must:
READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH ACTION?
- Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field; Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
- Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
- Have employment eligibility verification
- Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
- Have reliable transportation and:
- A valid driver’s license
- Auto Insurance
- The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
- Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
- Tuberculosis Test
- Background Screening
- Drug Test
If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site
and search for JR# 1715
to submit your application. A resume is required.
PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.