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Street Outreach Specialist - Relief (Less than 20 hours per week) Print
Employer: Volunteers of America
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Employment Type: Employee Part Time
DESCRIPTION

PRIMARY PURPOSE/FUNCTIONS OF POSITION: To provide outreach services to runaway/homeless youth and those at risk of running away or becoming homeless; provide emergency/crisis services to street youth.


REPORTS TO: Runaway & Homeless Youth Services Coordinator


PRIMARY DUTIES:


1.Maintain a consistent schedule of street outreach hours.


2.Establish relationships with youth on the street to help them reunite with family, develop goals for the future and assist them in implementing those goals.


3.Provide effective role modeling for participants to encourage healthy lifestyles.


4.Utilize the youth to develop and enhance Street Outreach programming.


5.Work cooperatively with the Runaway/Homeless Program, and other agency programs to ensure necessary services are available or are created for street youth.


6.Maintain consistent communication with supervisor and other staff.


7.Document demographic information on street youth contacts,


8.Document statistical information on all referrals for services made and all activities conducted with and for street youth for each shift worked.


9.Document any incidents occurring during each shift worked.


10.Attend program meetings and training sessions.


11.Responsible for other duties as negotiated.


HOURS: Relief (20 hours or less per week) position, which requires flexible scheduling. Schedule will include afternoon, evening and weekend hours.


EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services field and a minimum of two years related work experience, or equivalent combination. Excellent oral and written skills required. Individual must possess a genuine desire to teach and guide youth and have the ability to be a positive role model. An understanding and belief in the principles of youth development/involvement is essential.


Volunteers of America, Dakotas promotes to employ and advance in employment individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, and to treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability.


VEVRAA Federal Contractor

REQUIREMENTS

Contact Information

Volunteers of America
Eric Gerberding
humanresources@voa-dakotas.org
1309 W 51st St
PO Box 89306
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Phone: 605-334-1414 or 1-800-365-8336

Other Information

Category(s): Counseling
Industry: Charitable / Not for Profit
Experience Req.: Yes
Degree Req.: Yes
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