Outreach Worker for 4 Veterans - Birmingham, AL

Outreach Worker--Birmingham, Alabama
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Position Summary:
The Outreach Worker is responsible for the recruitment of homeless Veterans who are in need of employment and supportive services. The Outreach Worker works closely with the Veteran Services Manager to accomplish the mission and service goals of Aletheia House.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Actively recruit Veteran participants who are in need of housing and supportive services.
-Provide outreach and engagement services.
-Conduct regular visits to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, the Birmingham VA medical Center, etc. as well as conducting street outreach in the alleys, encampments, and abandoned houses where many homeless veterans live.
-Identifying, recruiting, and enrolling at least 4 participants weekly into the program. Enrollment will come from street outreach, referral from other homeless service providers, and referrals from Veterans Affairs.
-Assist in the collection of follow-up data by locating individuals who have received services.
-Coordinate and communicate outreach tracking activities with other staff members and accurately documenting all activities.
-Participate in required staff meetings and trainings.
-Perform other duties as assigned by the Veteran Services Coordinator, Clinical Director, Chief Operating Officer, and/or Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
-Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
-Ability to travel around the varying counties (Jefferson) to recruit participants.
-Excellent writing, communication, organizational and time management skills with knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
-Exceptional interpersonal skills to relate with participants and resource providers.

Qualifications:
-Former homeless Veteran preferred.
-High School Diploma
-Valid Alabama drivers’ license and good driving record required.

Travel:
-This position requires daily travel in order to recruit participants in the counties serviced and to attend meetings and trainings located in Birmingham, AL.

Physical Requirements:
-Requires the physical mobility to sit, stand, bend and walk for moderate periods of time.
-Requires the ability to drive personal motor vehicle. Mileage reimbursement is offered.

Job Salary: 
$34,000 annuallly
Hours: 
F/T, Exempt--Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Benefits: 

Benefits are excellent including health insurance with dental, retirement, paid vacations and paid sick leave. We also provide educational opportunities that prepare counselors to become certified as Addiction Professionals.

During the past several years, we have experienced significant growth. Most of our supervisors have been promoted from within, so there is definitely an opportunity for outstanding employees to advance within the organization.

To Apply: 

Individuals who are interested should come in to fill out an application, or fax cover letter & resumes to 205-203-4843, or send an email with a three-page attachment to jobs@specialkindofcaring.org. In the subject line please insert (OW-0120).

The first page of the attachment should be a cover letter and the second page of the attachment should be a resume including detailed information about employment, internships, and/or volunteer experiences.
The third page should answer these three questions:
1. Why are you interested in this position?
2. What experiences, skills and passions do you bring to this position that should make us want to select you?
3. Who is the person in your life who knows the most about how you would perform in this position and what would they tell us about you if we called them?

Aletheia House is a United Way Agency.
Aletheia House is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Closing Date-Time: 
Mon, 07/24/2017 - 5:00pm