Outreach Worker, Friends of the Homeless
Company: Clinical Support Options
Posted on: November 9, 2019
CSO's Friends of the Homeless shelter is looking for an outreach
worker to join our team! The Outreach Worker will conduct case
findings in contact with referral sources and on the street;
screenings, offer information and education, help clients to manage
logistics of their substance abuse treatment, provide direct
navigation and focus
on clients' engagement, retention, and readiness to change. The
will assist in linking clients to permanent housing and provide
maintain independence in the community. Services will be provided
outreach basis and may be provided in a supported living site,
candidate will have a strong background in housing processes,
knowledge of voucher programs and other subsidized programs.
Outreach Workers' responsibilities include:
- Providing assistance in locating acceptable housing,
negotiating leases, and obtaining furniture and other necessary
- Providing transportation to consumers as appropriate
- Maintaining appropriate contact with clients, and others in the
"natural helping network", outpatient therapists, PCPs and others
necessary to support consumers
- Providing skills training and assistance in areas of daily
- Facilitate "mediation" as appropriate and provide counseling
and support during crises or during times of transition.
- Assist consumer on finding appropriate mental health and
- Provide assistance with developing and maintaining a "natural
support network" of family and friend
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in behavioral health
discipline or related field, or equivalent combination of high
or Associate's degree and applicable experience. Minimum one year
experience working with the identified population. Knowledge of and
identified EBPs. Good listening skills; ability to establish
relationships through compassion, empathy and insight, and ability
self-sufficiency in families using problem-solving and practical
with support groups and parent education groups. Excellent oral and
communication skills and computer proficiency required including
work with email, electronic health record and word processing
software. Must be
able to work independently and follow through with projects as well
as be an
effective member of a team. Must be able to work a flexible
schedule which may
include weekend and evening work, as required by client needs.
license and reliable transportation required.
Clinical & Support Options, Inc. is a behavioral health
organization serving individuals and families across Western
Massachusetts. From its early days as a child guidance clinic,
Clinical & Support Options has expanded into a full service
behavioral health agency, committed internally to excellence while
we collaborate externally with community partners to participate in
a comprehensive system of assistance and resources for the
residents of our communities. We employ over 650 multi-disciplinary
staff, helping thousands of families during the past 50 years. We
have community based office locations throughout Western
Massachusetts, including Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield,
Orange, Athol, Gardner and Pittsfield.
Our core competencies lend themselves to the development of a
"one-stop" model of comprehensive, holistic services to individuals
and families with multiple and complex issues.
Our expertise, in a nutshell, is to support people in their
progress towards self-sufficiency, no matter what challenges they
face on that journey.
Keywords: Clinical Support Options, Springfield , Outreach Worker, Friends of the Homeless, Other , Springfield, Massachusetts
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