Outreach Advocate - Per Diem - Bay Cove Human Services - Cambridge, MA

Schedule: Per Diem

Salary: $15.06/hour

Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain professional relationship with clients in the catchment area.
  • Meet clients "where they are at" both geographically (e.g.
  • on a park-bench,in a train station, on the street, etc.) and personally(e.g., intoxicated or sober).
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with other service providers, local businesses, and concerned citizens in at least the catchment area.
  • Thorough awareness of substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and homeless resources(e.g., shelter and housing services, drop-in center, clinics, detox and other health care programs, prevention programs, etc.).
  • Connect clients with desired programs through direct referrals (e.g., calling a detox, confirming a bed, and transporting clients to the detox) and indirect referrals (e.g., pass along information about particular programs).
  • Brief substance abuse counseling and all necessary case management activities.
  • Completing all required paperwork (e.g., daily logs, intake forms, HMIS data entry, reporting, and PEMS).
  • Proper care of CASPAR property(e.g., vehicles, computers, phones).
  • Other outreach and prevention programs duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Qualifications:

  • High school Diploma or equivalent certification.
  • Minimum two years of direct care experience with a homeless, mentally ill, and/or actively addicted population.
  • Understanding of addiction and mental illness.
  • Minimum of two years of continuous sobriety if recovering.
  • Driving License Required? Yes

Benefits:

  • Excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement/remission, paid vacation & holidays, sick time pay, and employee referral bonuses

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