Company :Allegheny Health Network
Job Description :
This position will conduct outreach in the community, meeting individuals "where they are" and focusing on those who are most vulnerable as part of the Street Medicine Urban Poverty program,
- Conducts street outreach rounds daily, and serves as a guide and facilitator for clinical partners to support individuals experiencing homelessness.
- Elicits relevant information through the completion of a homeless outreach needs assessment.
- Builds relationships with individuals at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
- Provides advocacy for participants and patients experiencing homelessness when they encounter barriers.
- Provides Crisis Intervention Services to individuals at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
- Assists in obtaining housing readiness documentation, including identification, social security care, and income verification.
- Provides support for people as they transition from homelessness to housing as accompagneurs, bearing testimony to their experience, empowering their agency, and ensuring the provision of basic material needs as they arise.
- Establishes and maintains positive, productive working relationships with mental health programs, shelter programs, police and providers of services and resources to participants experiencing homelessness.
- Applies motivational interviewing and psychological first aid principles to help participants navigate their experience of homelessness.
- Demonstrates a continued commitment to understanding and implementing harm reduction practices, engaging in real conversations about safety.
- Participates in a co-responder model of service provision in partnership with public safety personnel (police and EMS). (5%)
- Other related duties.
- High School / GED
- 1 year Public health or social services experience
- Positive individual that can maintain solid working relationships with internal and external resources
- Patient and able to remain composed in stressful situations
- Flexible and able to adapt to different situations
- Represent the CIH Street Medicine team with professionalism
- Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Public Health, Psychology, Counseling or Education
- 1 year in Behavior health
- 1 year with community engagement organizations
- 1 year with Allegheny Link and housing placement
- 1 year working as a outreach worker in communities focused on those experiencing homelessness
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