NEKCA


OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Reference ID: 4437
Location: St. Johnsbury, VT
Job Type: Full Time
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Description

Summary


OUTREACH SPECIALIST - The Outreach Specialist will primarily be responsible for interviewing clients to determine services needed; coordination and follow-up in providing services and/or referral to individuals and families who request assistance and are working toward self-sufficiency. This position will provide information about services available to low-income people, make referrals to appropriate agencies and community resources, and provide direct assistance for emergency and supportive services when available. Will be cross-trained in the duties of Housing Support in providing clients with housing information, determination eligibility and assist with required paperwork.  The Outreach Specialist will also keep abreast of community resources and benefits/policies that affect low-income people.  


To apply, send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to email provided; FAX to 802-334-5249; or mail to NEKCA Human Resources, PO Box 346, Newport, VT 05855. E.O.E. 


Duties


Responsibilities Include:


Requirements


Minimum Requirements Include:

•            Excellent punctuality and attendance are essential.

•            High school diploma or equivalent required and the ability to read, write and have basic math skills. Additional related education and/or experience preferred. 

•            Must have home telephone and reliable transportation.   

•            Six months to one year experience in human services field preferred. Knowledge of community resources including local service providers, state and federal agencies.

•            Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to maintain good relations with clients, other outreach staff, and members of the community. Must have knowledge of basic computer skills and record keeping, including spreadsheet applications.

•            This position is considered a mandated reporter.

•            Must be assertive, responsible and able to work flexible hours. Must be self-motivated, self-initiated and able to demonstrate positive problem solving skills in stressful situations.   Will work independently and as part of the Outreach team.


Benefits


Health & Dental Insurance

Life & Accidental Death Insurance

Long Term Disability

Supplemental Insurance Options

Employee Assistance Program

Wellness Initiatives

Pension Plan (SEP)

403b

Holidays

Vacation

Sick / Family Leave



Minimum Education: High School or Equivalent
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Experience: 1 Yr
Location: St. Johnsbury, VT