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Career Opportunities at Safe Horizon

Career Details
Position:Supervising Coordinator, Streetwork Outreach
Type:EMP Employee
Reports To:Senior Director
Description:Streetwork Project is the oldest street outreach program for homeless and street-involved youth in New York City. The program has grown from its beginnings in 1984 as a storefront project to encompass both outreach and comprehensive harm reduction services. The core service is long-term, one-on-one counseling, which is offered in a non-judgemental and holistic manner utilizing a harm reduction approach that focues on building trust, fostering self-esteem, exploring options and choices, and empowering youth to change their high-risk behaviors.
As part of our continuum of services, we provide overnight outreach in teams of two seven nights a week (7 pm to 3 am), throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The supervising Coordinator of Outreach works evening and Overnight hours to meet the most disenfranchised youth while they are in crisis and support the outreach teams.
Responsibilities:Essential Job Functions:
• Provide supervision to five Outreach Youth Advocates;
• Supervise all outreach services;
• Coordinate schedules to ensure coverage of all outreach shifts;
• Conduct late-night street outreach to homeless and street involved young people;
• Maintain data and information regarding all areas homeless youth congregate;
• Serve as an advocate and liaison for clients negotiating the shelter system and other social service programs;
• Order and manage flow of outreach supplies;
• Manage emergency telephone and be responsible for handling outreach emergencies on an on-call basis;
• Offer street-based counseling within a harm reduction approach;
• Develop resources for referrals to service organizations and shelters and maintain relationships with other providers;
• Collect data and report outreach activities to funder;
• Lead outreach staff meetings;
• Coordinate and participate in staff trainings, weekly supervision, and staff group process;
• Participate in weekly Streetwork supervisors’ group

Qualifications:Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of harm reduction approach and strategies,
• Ability to manage crisis situations,
• Leadership skills
• Ability to balance administrative responsibilities, client needs and task management skills,
• Clinical and supervisory skills,
• Valid driver’s license
• A Bachelor’s degree and three years relevant experience OR Seven years experience working with homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and/or youth with substance use issues, working in a harm reduction setting.
• Work with homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and/or youth with substance use issues, working in a harm reduction setting.
• Prior professional experience in a leadership position, or in roles where leadership skills were displayed

• Master’s degree in Social Work or related field.
• Bilingual Spanish/English
• Street outreach experience; as a job function or in a peer capacity
• Prior Supervisory experience

Other: Full-time position, evening and overnight shifts.
All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which includes a background check, finger printing and State Central Registry clearance.

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Education:Bachelor's Degree
Hours:Not Applicable
Days: N/A
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