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Housing Forward - Outreach & Engagement (Beds Plus)
BEDS PLUS operates on a rotating basis in congregations from October - May from 7:30 pm - 7:00 am. The program is staffed by volunteers in shifts throughout the evening and early morning. Shelter guests are assessed and encouraged to engage in services beyond the shelter. During the summer months, when the emergency shelter is closed for the season, the outreach and engagement specialists will perform other case management duties and provide on-site support in the Support Services Program operated by BEDS PLUS. The outreach program works to establish relationships with people and connect them to necessary services to move them from living on the streets or in shelters toward stable housing.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The outreach and engagement specialist is responsible for 1) intake, assessment, and referral services to clients in the Emergency Shelter; 2) Assist in the facilitation of moving clients beyond shelter services by linking clients to BEDS Plus Care’s basic services and case management team; and 3) provide crisis intervention, advocacy and education on behalf of clients. The outreach and engagement specialist strives to build a trusting relationship with shelter guests in an effort to encourage access to services and housing and reduce the length of stay in the Emergency Shelter.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness . 
Skills :
Counseling ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Housing Forward - Outreach & Engagement (Beds Plus)

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2019  -   12/31/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  07/17/2019  To  01/30/2020 

Contact Armando Smith
1851 S 9th Ave
Maywood   IL   60153
(708) 338-1724

Listing ID 69018