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PRO.A / JOBS Horizon House, Philadelphia; Outreach Specialist

Horizon House, Philadelphia; Outreach Specialist

Post Date: 06/19/17
Type of Position: Other
Title:ツOutreach Specialist
Qualifications:ツThis position requires aツHigh School diploma or GED and a minimum of (3) years of relevant experience in substance abuse counseling; or any combination of experience, education or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skill and ability required.
ツキ Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), preferred or on-going coursework in Drug and Alcohol Counseling to qualify for certification.
ツキ Strong interpersonal skills.
ツキ Ability to work independently and as part of a focused team.
ツキ Mental Health knowledge desired
ツキ Ability to provide outreach and engagement services during overnight shifts. Engage homeless individuals through outreach activities by utilizing local resource networks.
ツキ Ability to coordinate referrals with other agencies/facilities to meet the assessed needs of the clients.
ツキ Ability to participate in the resolution of crisis situations. Ensure safety by facilitating voluntary and involuntary (when necessary) hospitalizations through the petitioning of 302 procedures. Responsible for completing all documents required to complete petitions.
ツキ Ability to maintain a close liaison with the local community and area service providers/agencies to facilitate program cooperation and provide for constructive input and/or alternative resources.
ツキ Ability to work cooperatively with local service providers and funding sources.

Description:ツThe purpose of this provide outreach services to homeless individuals encountered on the street during hours mandated by the City of Philadelphia窶冱 Coordinated Evening Outreach Initiative.Engage homeless persons into accepting appropriate services, which may include the facilitation of voluntary/involuntary hospitalizations and/or referrals to shelter or other supports.Implement the overall mission, values and beliefs of Horizon House in all aspects of the job

Contact Information: To apply clickツhere.