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Outreach Advocate- Per Diem
Outreach Advocate- Per Diem (First Step Street Outreach, Cambridge)
Schedule: Per Diem
Establish and maintain professional relationship with clients in the catchment area.
Meet clients "where they are at" both geographically (e.g.
on a park-bench,in a train station, on the street, etc.)and personally(e.g., intoxicated or sober).
Establish and maintain professional relationships with other service providers, local businesses, and concerned citizens in at least the catchment area.
Thorough awareness of substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and homeless resources(e.g., shelter and housing services, drop-in center, clinics, detox and other health care programs, prevention programs, etc.).
Connect clients with desired programs through direct referrals (e.g., calling a detox, confirming a bed, and transporting clients to the detox) and indirect referrals (e.g., pass along information about particular programs).
Brief substance abuse counseling and all necessary case management activities.
Competing all required paperwork (e.g., daily logs, intakeforms0, HMIS data entry, reporting, and PEMS.
Proper care of CASPAR property(e.g., vehicles, computers, phones).
Other outreach and prevention programs duties as assigned by the Program Director.
High school Diploma or equivalent certification.
Minimum two years of direct care experience with a homeless, Mentally ill, and/or actively addicted population.
Understanding of addiction and mental illness.
Minimum of two years of continuous sobriety if recovering.
Driving License Required? Yes
Excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement/remission, paid vacation & holidays, sick time pay, and employee referral bonuses.