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Outreach Worker - (Pathways to Home)

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

Pathways is the largest homeless shelter in Los Angeles, providing a diverse group of services. Comprehensive Case Management Services, Affordable Housing Assistance, Transitional Housing Programs, Permanent Housing Placements, JWCH Mobile Clinic, Department of Health Services, USC-HIV Study/Prevention.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide street outreach and referral services
  • Work with Housing Coordinator to assist homeless people in response to requests received  
  • Provide linkages to resources available for the homeless population
  • Maintain a comprehensive up-to-date resource base for homeless services and referrals
  • Work with Housing Coordinator to plan daily transportation schedule
  • Maintain professional relationship with offices of local government, City and County Departments
  • Conduct crisis intervention as necessary
  • Participate and assists with outreach events
  • Documents and maintains up to date information on services provided
  • Other duties as assigned  

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1 - 3 years' experience working in the field of homelessness
  • TB screening required annually
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screening
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Must be reliable and have the ability to multitask  

Additional Preferred:

  • Valid California driver's license and have reliable transportation
  • Clean driving record
  • Familiar with HMIS preferred
  • Ability and desire to work with people from various backgrounds
  • Willing to work weekends/evenings as necessary
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law