Title: Outreach Specialist for CPP.
Reports to: CPP Director
JOB SUMMARY: The Outreach Worker connects with community organizations throughout Queens to recruit participants for the CPP program at Sheltering Arms. The outreach worker provides program promotion with the main goal of recruiting clients, conducting street outreach; distribution of CPP materials; representing the CPP program at community health fairs and related events. The outreach worker will receive training to learn how to use enhanced outreach strategies to reach those who may be at risk of excess stressors that may lead to abuse or neglect of child/ren, substance use, domestic violence and other life issues causing the need for supportive CPP services.
Experience: Three years of experience in child welfare and family services required including ability to discuss the parameters of services offered by the CPP program and to provide complete and accurate timely written reports. Child welfare practice experience a plus; thorough working knowledge of ACS preventive services system.
Skills: Must show promising professional competence through good professional references and a stable work history. Excellent interpersonal communication; Demonstrated commitment to family-centered child welfare service delivery and Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, walk, and handle objects, reach, talk, and listen. May occasionally be required to lift and or move objects during group sessions.
Unit/Judgment: Enjoys taking initiative, uses sound judgment, good interdisciplinary collaborative skills, and strong sensitivity to cultural differences present among staff and clients within our organization.