Mental Health Connecticut is a statewide not-for-profit agency that provides direct services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness, presents workshops about mental health, and mounts reform efforts to help shape state policies and laws.
MHC has an immediate Part-Time opening (20 hours per week, flexible schedule between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm) for a Coordinated Access Network Homeless Outreach Worker within the Litchfield County region. This position assists Supportive Housing Works and the CAN Navigators in providing outreach out in the community to individuals experiencing actual homelessness.
Salary: $18.00 an hour.
The Coordinated Access Network Homeless Outreach Worker's Responsibilities Include:
- Conduct homeless verifications with individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and other co-occurring disabilities.
- Assist the CAN Navigators with conducting homeless outreach to individuals in overflow shelters, homeless encampments, and individuals on the streets.
- Connect individuals in need of services to either 211 or CAN Navigators if that individual has not already been connected to services.
- Assist the CAN Program Coordinator and CAN Navigators in collecting information on those in need of services and those already receiving services to ensure documentation in HMIS.
- Utilize the HMIS system in order to connect and follow-up with individuals in order to avoid service disruption.
- Develop and cultivate relationships with local providers and agencies in order to be able to communicate about possible encampments.
- Link and refer to appropriate services, as needed.
- Input individual data into database on a monthly basis.
- Work collaboratively within and across the service system exercising good independent judgment. (MHC teams, interagency teams, family members, service recipients, concerned others where appropriate).
- Willing and able to drive a personal vehicle locally and within the state. May be required to transport individuals in personal vehicle.
Experience and Education:
- Bachelor's Degree in a social science and/or Recovery Support Specialist preferred.
- Knowledge and one-year of experience with housing (HUD) regulations and /or the permanent supported housing program.
- Experience in a related field may be substituted for educational requirement.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred but not required.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid CT driver's license and auto registration and insurance.
Mental Health Connecticut is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, religion, citizenship, national origin/ancestry, physical/mental disabilities, military status or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE, M/F/D/V
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