Are you someone who is in recovery or formerly homeless and passionate about serving others within your community? If so, the City of Virginia Beach Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation is seeking a part-time contractual Outreach Worker to work varying hours between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday, for a maximum of 25 hours per week. The selected person will be employed by the Abacus Corporation, an employment agency, and assigned to the Housing and Neighborhood Preservation's Housing Development division.
The City of Virginia Beach is an EOE, qualified Section 3 employer. Low- and very-low income residents of the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA are encouraged to apply for this position.
As part of a team, this position is responsible for seeking out and identifying homeless persons wherever they are in the city and assisting them to access services. This position will spend most of their time in the field working to identify homeless persons living in places not suitable for human habitation.
The successful candidate will engage homeless persons through outreach activities, conduct face-to-face interviews to determine appropriate referrals, and assist the person in connecting to these resources. The Outreach Worker will continue to build rapport, monitor the client’s progress and needs, and ensure continued connectedness to resources.
Minimum qualifications needed in order to be considered are education equivalent to a high school diploma or GED and experience equivalent to two years post-homelessness and/or two years in recovery from substance abuse.
For more information and to apply, send resume or letter of interest detailing specific qualifications related to the requirements described above to Lanitha Hudson at email@example.com or by fax to 757-385-1874. Resumes/Interest Letters will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.