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Clinical Outreach Specialist - HOME Program (JR 1772)

San Diego, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JR 1772
Clinical Outreach Specialist
San Diego, CA 92101
Salary: $22.60/hr - $24.04/hr DOE
Part Time

PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking Master’s level candidates registered with the California BBS to join our San Diego Outreach team as a Clinical Outreach Specialist for the HOME 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.
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. 
The Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement (HOME) Program is part of the City of La Mesa’s efforts to address homelessness and focuses on providing high intensity case management services to the most vulnerable individuals who chronically experience homelessness. Through collaboration and coordination between several homeless service providers, the goal of the program is to connect these individuals to services and resources that will ultimately break them out of the cycle of homelessness and help them obtain permanent housing.
As part of the HOME Program, the Clinical Outreach Specialist helps clients break the cycle of homelessness by providing individualized and comprehensive support throughout their transition from street to housing. Responsibilities of the Clinical Outreach Specialist include:
  • Performing persistent and frequent outreach in all areas covered by the contract where those experiencing homeless reside and congregate and responding to community requests for street outreach intervention
  • Coordinating intake and needs assessments for all clients and completing biopsychosocial assessments that drive the intervention and supportive services
  • Utilizing assessment results to either collaborate with clients to develop individualized service plans (ISP) that address barriers to obtaining housing and services, or appropriately facilitate a warm handoff to a primary provider for case management services
  • Providing on-going case management support to support ISP goals including advocacy, assistance with procuring documentation and services such as identification or disability income, and transportation in the company vehicle to appointments
  • Providing crisis intervention services for individuals experiencing homelessness in the community
  • Maintaining expertise of pertinent community services and resources to effectively provide information, referrals, linkages, and advocacy that assist clients in obtaining permanent housing 
  • Identifying appropriate permanent housing options for clients based on their needs, providing assistance with housing location and application and advocating for clients with prospective landlords
  • Developing relationships within the community, including local businesses, landlords, and other service providers, to identify new and existing opportunities and build relationships to better assist clients in accessing resources, employment services and housing
We’re looking for candidates that:
  • Maintain and execute confidential information according to HIPAA standards
  • Effectively work and develop successful relationships with a diverse range of individuals and communities
  • Are technology proficient, especially with Microsoft Office and electronic database systems such as CRM, EHR or HMIS
  • 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 Clinical Outreach Specialist must:
  • Hold a Master’s Degree in human services and be registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; MSW 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 at and search for JR# 1772 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.
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