Outreach Worker-Montgomery, Alabama

Announcement-0157

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 Veterans Program Manager to accomplish the mission and service goals of Aletheia House. Areas serviced are Montgomery, Elmore, Autauga, Lowndes, and Macon counties.

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, in the Montgomery 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 5-6 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 Veterans Program Manager, 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 (Montgomery, Elmore, Autauga, Lowndes, and Macon Counties) 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 or equivalent required.
-Valid Alabama drivers’ license and good driving record required.

Travel:
-This position requires some 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: 
$31,000 - $33,000
Hours: 
F/T, Exempt--Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (some evenings may be required).
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-0157). 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, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age disability status, genetic information or testing, family and medical leave, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise discrimination.

Closing Date-Time: 
Sun, 11/19/2017 - 5:00pm