Outreach and Intake Specialist job San Diego California
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Outreach and Intake Specialist Job

Employer Name: Volunteers of America Southwest SpiderID: 8332597
Location: San Diego, California Date Posted: 1/14/2019
Wage: Category: Social Services
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
Do have experience providing direct service (and hope) to homeless/veterans? Are you interested in joining an organization devoted to transforming lives? If so, we want to hear from you.

Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Outreach/Intake Specialist will be responsible for identifying, engaging, and screening Veteran families who are homeless are at imminent risk for homelessness in San Diego County.

The Outreach/Intake Specialist will work in the field to target individuals/families in need of housing and supportive services by scouting locations where homeless and/or very low-income individuals/families frequent, participating in homeless provider events in the community, and hosting informational events.

The Intake/Outreach Specialist will be responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with local homeless providers, the local Continuum of Care, and the local VA in efforts to locate and engage clients.

The ideal candidate will be professional, empathetic, an active listener, a great communicator, detail-organized, with strong organization and coordination skills.

Job Requirements:
• Must have minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services or related discipline.
• Minimum of two years’ experience providing outreach and engagement services to veterans and/or other homeless populations.
• Ability to successfully pass criminal investigation screening.
• Must have valid driver’s license and meet insurance guidelines established by the Corporation.
• Knowledge of program criteria and applicable community resources.
• Demonstrated ability to apply independent judgment in critical situations involving Veterans and their families.
• Must have ability to read, write and speak in English. Bilingual in Spanish helpful.
• Must be proficient with computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Must have demonstrated ability to understand and articulate best practices around services for at-risk individuals and families.
• Must have demonstrated ability to build rapport and gain trust with diverse individuals.
• Must have working knowledge of community resources in San Diego County.
• Must have demonstrated ability to build and maintain partnerships with community providers.
• Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. regularly, occasionally, up to 50 lbs.
• May require some travel.

Applications are only accepted online. This employer participates in e-Verify.

Job Criteria:
Start Date: ASAP
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 2
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel: Less Than 25%
Vacation Time: 2 weeks / year

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement

Company Profile:
For nearly 120 years, Volunteers of America has been the charity to step forward and help the most vulnerable in communities across the United States. Volunteers of America, Southwest inspires hope through its ministry of service by providing individuals and families with the tools they need to improve their quality of life. We operate twenty- eight human service programs in the areas of education and social development of young children, treatment and rehabilitation, housing, veterans and aging services. Each year, more than 16,000 lives are changed through our services. Our programs are located in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more, visit us online at http://www.voa-swcal.org/

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Genevieve Carpenter Company Type: Employer
Company: Volunteers of America Southwest
City: San Diego
State: California
Web Site: https://www.voasw.org/

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