GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The SOS Outreach Worker will operate outreach vehicles and provide outreach services to homeless persons and their companion animals in San Francisco. This work will be done in collaboration with other outreach staff, medical and veterinary personnel, students, volunteers, and community partners. A 2-year commitment is preferred.
Safely operates outreach vehicles as a licensed driver.
Approaches and engages homeless people to assess their, and when applicable, their pets’ needs for health care.
Supports connection of homeless people and their pets with multiple other service providers, prioritizing primary health services. Synchronizes services with community partners per Memoranda of Understanding and Referral Agreements. Advocates for homeless clients within the service delivery system.
Performs health education on a wide variety of topics, including HIV prevention measures.
Provides basic first aid; supports medical and veterinary providers as needed.
Coordinates distribution of basic human and pet necessities.
As part of a multi-disciplinary team, coordinates ‘satellite’ medical clinics, ensuring orientation of site-specific volunteers, efficient clinic flow, on-site problem solving, accurate data collection, and reporting.
EDUCATION AND SKILLS:
High school or GED required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Demonstrated safe driving record. Must have a current CA driver’s license, clean 3-year DMV printout, and minimum 5-year history as a licensed driver.
Bi-lingual in Spanish required.
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Ability to problem-solve and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work in diverse environments and with a diverse staff composition.
8. Certified first aid and/or CPR training preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one (1) year experience in one or more of the following areas is required: health care, health education, street outreach, counseling, client advocacy, or case management.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Regular work hours are M, Tu, Th, & F; 9:00am-5:00pm; Wednesdays, 11:45am-7:45pm. Must be available for quarterly Saturdays, 9:00-5:00, in exchange for another week day.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS: Submit a resume & cover letter by 1/25/17 detailing experience and interest in working with the homeless population. To be considered, cover letter must include a description of applicant’s driving record, Spanish language skills, and hours available. Compensation is $20+/hour plus benefits. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. No calls, please.
Founded in 1982, SFCCC is a private, nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization - a partnership of nine community-based health centers in San Francisco, operating out of 21 health center sites, and providing primary medical care to 97,000 uninsured and underinsured people per year. The Consortium also provides direct services through the Street Outreach Services (SOS) for the Homeless program that is based at the SFCCC site.