Outreach Specialist
Phoenix, AZ 
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Posted 28 days ago
Job Description
Job Details
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U.S.VETS Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$18.62 - $21.26 Hourly
Up to 50%
Day
Nonprofit - Social Services
Description
Looking for a rewarding position? How would you like to serve those who served?
If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a great organization & make a difference, this is the job for you!
Come & join our winning team!
Benefits include Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision and Company matching 401K
Applications must be completed in entirety/Local Candidates Only.

OUTREACH SPECIALIST/DRIVER

The Outreach Specialist/Driver reports directly to the Outreach Coordinator at the site and provides outreach services in order to reintegrate homeless and at-risk veterans by connecting them to housing and comprehensive support services that will lead to them reaching their highest level of independence.

Responsibilities:

  • Visit facilities (i.e. shelters, treatment programs, transitional housing, sober living programs, soup kitchens and other locations where the homeless may congregate to publicize services for homeless veterans).
  • Maintain outreach client information database and referrals to the programs. Track veterans referred for program entry and screening appointments.
  • Schedule screenings and/or transportation on behalf of veterans with the treatment facilities, Veterans in Progress program, and/or Career Center activities.
  • Network with staff at VA to consolidate paperwork needed on each veteran seen by the outreach specialists.
  • Produce a weekly report of veterans encountered by the outreach team.
  • Assist with mailings of upcoming projects and special events sponsored by the Outreach Team.
  • Attend a weekly scheduled Outreach meeting.
  • Maintain and submit time sheets, mileage logs and other required documentation accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Drive company vehicle for client transportation or other work-related activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in social services field or a related field preferred.
  • One year of experience in social services or related field required.
  • Employment at U.S.VETS for at least three months may substitute for one year of experience.
  • Experience working with homeless and/or veterans preferred.
  • Strong oral, written and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work within a team.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet.
  • Valid driver's license required. Must meet company insurance requirements and complete a provided driver training course.
  • Good Work History
  • Local Candidate

United States Veterans Initiative is a non-profit organization whose mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Day
Salary and Benefits
$18.62 - $21.26 Hourly
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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