Family Diversion/Rapid Exit Specialist

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Family Diversion/Rapid Exit Specialist

Family Diversion/Rapid Exit Specialist

 

Presbyterian Night Shelter is known for serving the homeless in greatest need: those who have no other places to go.  Those who present the greatest challenge to our community are welcome here.  As the largest homeless shelter in Tarrant County, we serve approximately 1,000 men, women and children each night.

 

Presbyterian Night Shelter staff members strive with mutual respect and compassion to serve with integrity, taking responsibility for our actions to foster hope in the journey from homeless to home.

                             

Job Summary

Responsible for diversion and rapid exit activities with the primary goal of finding a viable, safe, and appropriate housing option as an alternative to shelter use for literally homeless families. Diversion includes resolving the problem of housing through natural supports and progressive engagement of solutions prior to or within 14 days of a family entering the shelter system or other homeless services. Rapid exit services are provided at any point during a family’s shelter stay to reduce their episode of homelessness.  Duties include assessment of a guest’s current situation, identification of potential solutions, exploration of potential resources, and documentation of services. Services must be coordinated with all relevant departments and must fall within the mission of Presbyterian Night Shelter.

 

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field is required. 

Experience working with diverse and/or difficult populations desired.

Experience working with the homeless population is preferred.

Experience working with individuals with mental illness is preferred.

Current knowledge of the local network of services preferred.

Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

Valid driver license is required.

 

 

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits.  Email cover letter and resume to drabalais@journeyhome.org, no phone calls please.

 

 

Presbyterian Night Shelter is an Equal Opportunity Employer