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									                                             JOB DESCRIPTION


                                 STREET OUTREACH WORKER
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Street Outreach Worker is responsible for providing street outreach and survival supplies to out-of-home,
runaway and homeless youth on the greater north and eastside of Seattle. The Street Outreach Worker works as
part of a team with the Outreach Program. Other responsibilities include referring runaway and homeless youth to
shelter and case management, youth advocacy, and developing community awareness.

REPORTS TO: Outreach Coordinator

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Street Outreach
   1. Locating and providing van based street outreach to runaway and homeless youth who are on the street
       and living between friends, family members, and willing adults.
   2. Connect with schools, teen centers, community businesses and other community services where youth
       frequently are located.
   3. Making contact and developing rapport with runaway and homeless youth.
   4. Providing out-of-home youth with necessary referrals and information for temporary housing and
       community resources.
   5. Transporting youth to authorized safe, temporary shelter.
   6. Maintaining and interacting in a culturally sensitive, respectful, and professional demeanor.
   7. Attending and participating in monthly meetings as part of the county-wide outreach project.
   8. Supervise Peer Leaders.

B. Community Outreach
    1. Presentations to school personnel, police, community business and other community services
    2. where youth are frequently located.
    3. Maintain a liaison relationship with school, police, health providers, churches, and other groups who
       might provide services or referrals to the Outreach program.
    4. Assist with Outreach Youth Advisory Board.
    5. Attend community meetings with other service providers to share program information and coordinate
       services.
    6. Manage the Teen Feed Program at KTUB on Fridays.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

A. Education and Experience
   1. Bachelor’s Degree in social services related field.
   2. Experience in working with at-risk and or homeless youth.
   3. Education or experience in cultural competency.
B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
   1. Familiarity with Eastside resources preferred.
   2. Understanding of normal adolescent development.
   3. Comfortable interacting with youth in informal settings.
   4. Must demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences and a commitment to the value of
      cultural competency.

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Employee's Signature                       Date

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Supervisor's Signature                     Date


Revised: October 2009
Approved:__________
  Friends of Youth is seeking on call staff for our overnight emergency shelter, The Landing, and our
Street Outreach program. The job descriptions are attached. Please forward cover letter and resume
                                     to velvet@friendsofyouth.org.


                                     Julie McFarland, MSW, JD
                                Director of Homeless Youth Services
                                     16225 NE 87th St. Ste A-6
                                   Redmond, Washington 98052
                                        (425) 869-6490 x314

								
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