Street Outreach Worker – 1804/9310

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Valley Youth House empowers and strengthens the lives of children, youth and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence.

We are currently looking for a qualified applicant to fill the following position: Philadelphia Synergy Project Street Outreach Worker ($35,500-$38,000)

The job duties for this position are as follows :

Critical Functions:

1 . To provide street -based outreach to youth who live or spend a significant amount of time on the street or in other areas of exposure which place them at risk of abuse, trafficking and exploitation .

2. To provide gateway services using a harm – reduction approach.

3 . To complete required program documentation in a timely manner. This includes entry into local HMIS, if applicable.

4 . To maintain professionalism and appropriate boundaries and conduct in all settings where services may occur including, but not limited to agency vehicles, community locations , and office spaces.

Other Duties:

1 . To become familiar with those locations within the program’s geographical area of operation in which homeless and/or street youth frequent and any available community resources.

2. To facilitate information sessions and presentations with community based stakeholders .

3 . To foster and maintain working relationships with other agencies that come into contact or work with homeless or street youth .

4. To conduct housing assessments, youth referrals, and linkages to community based services . This includes tracking follow up and status of referrals and youth progress with services.

5. . To have knowledge of and adhere to all safety practices as set forth in the Synergy Project Manual, Agency Personnel Policy and further set forth by direct supervisor