Street Outreach Worker
Provide services on the streets through mobile outreach through engaging in conversation with youth, providing resources, basic needs supplies, safety planning, and relationship building. Engaging the community in discussion about Safe Place.
- On-call rotation with the Safe Place crisis line, one week night, every fifth weekend, and two mahor holidays; required problem-solving in the midst of a crisis, advocacy for placing youth in safe situations, resourcelfulness for solutions, empowering the youth to make choices and take responsibility, and communications with other agencies to maintain healthy/beneficial relationships within the community based upon integrity.
- Present at the drop-in center, Opportunity Zone, during open hours; provided assessment of youth's emotional, physical, and mental state in order to evaluate needs, advocating for a safe environment for all youth within the building, housing assessments, meal preparation, engaging youth in healthy relationships, providing resources, giving referrals, assistance in creating resumes and completing job applications, delegation of tasks amongst youth to facilitate positive youth development, knowledge about the stages of change and usage of motivational interviewing, and facilitating transportation.
- Programming for Opportunity Zone, including coordination of volunteers and facilitating the mentor program. The mentor programming includes seeking youth who are actively pursuing goals, matching them with a mentor, overseeing that relationship and it's success, and planning events for mentees and mentors.
- Aided youth in getting their identification documents such as state ID's, driver's license, learner's permit, birth certificate, social security card, and proof of address.
- Case Management for youth placed in housing, such as the transitional living program, Bridges Phase 2, in which consistent and scheduled meetings were held with client, intake process performed, and assistance in achieving goals set by clients took place.