This position provides direct outreach
services, including: direct street outreach, mobile outreach, participation
in multi-agency and/or community-wide outreach initiatives events/activities with
the goal of identification of Veterans/Veteran households who are homeless
and those at risk of homelessness. In addition, this position provides direct
support and linkages regarding Veteran household employment needs. Carry out
all employment and outreach activities under the direction of Program Service
Coordinators and Administrators consistent with program goals and strategies,
including Housing First and Rapid Re-housing models. Build and maintain
relationships and partnerships with other outreach specialists, Veteran
serving organizations, employment assistance programs (VA and non-VA
employment resources), and community-based resources in the service area.
Assist team efforts to locate and access resources to transition Veterans out
of homelessness. Ensure that all activities are approved and coordinated in
advance. Demonstrate a spirit of cooperation and collaboration with all team
members, including case managers, Program Service Coordinators,
administrators, and VA/community resources.
Street Outreach and
locations frequented by potential veteran applicants (including veteran
direct street outreach to veterans and their families.
and build rapport with target population.
outreach log of all outreach contacts.
training in crisis intervention, critical incident reporting, Safe From Harm,
and community safety and confidentiality.
identification of and prescreening for eligibility of potential applicants.
initial screening and assessment with Veterans and their families.
in Stand Down and other VA/community outreach activities as requested by Program
Provide information about SSVF services and
information on community resources to participants and potential
preliminary assessment of employment goals, needs, barriers, and assist
Veterans/Families in development of concrete employment plans.
and/or arrange employment preparedness
seminars, classes, and groups, to be conducted individually or in a group
setting determined by needs of Veteran/Family. Employment preparedness
efforts should include:
Review of work history
Review of employment and/or educational goals
Instruction on completion of applications
Resume writing tips
Personal presentation and interviewing preparation
Connecting Veterans/Families to community based
employment and/or educational/training services and/or appropriate Veterans
seminars, workshops, and other activities on employment opportunities and
Providing more intensive support to those with
specific barriers as needed for success
Help connect Veterans/Families to specific employers
in the community as appropriate
abreast of employment trends and employers openings
assistance to SSVF participants in navigating and accessing veteran and
veterans, as appropriate, to appointments.
support in securing permanent housing.
1:1 life skills training, including employment preparedness, personal
financial management, accessing non-cash financial resources, accessing legal
services, housing stability preparedness, and accessing community resources,
and document participation, progress, referrals and services provided.
and submit weekly/monthly outreach reports and/or other requested service
reports/statistics to Program Service Coordinator.
client confidentiality in accordance with established procedures and
other duties as requested by Program Service Coordinator.
Demonstrate a spirit of cooperation and collaboration
with all team members, including case managers, Program Service Coordinators,
administrators, and VA/community resources.
out all outreach activities under the direction of Program Service
Coordinators and Administrators. Ensure that all activities are approved and
coordinated in advance.
SSVF outreach materials to local businesses, social service agency and other
SSVF during local CoC and other community meetings as requested or
coordinated with Program Service Coordinators.
collaborative working relationships with community agencies to provide
comprehensive services for participants.
collaborative working relationships with veteran serving organizations
Veteran Affairs, VMAC’s, Veteran Benefits representative, etc.
in-service training and outside conferences/workshops as requested and
approved by the Program Service Coordinator.
the agency’s purpose, philosophy, and function to the community in a positive