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Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council of Mohave County, I Outreach Specialist (Navigator) in Mohave County, Arizona

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: As assigned the Navigator observes areas populated by homeless veterans to obtain information or evaluate needs.The Navigator will explore and investigate to obtain information regarding the options available to the homeless veteran populationThe Navigator will find off the grid homeless veterans by making a search of likely habitats.Recommendations- for reasons of safety two-person crews are recommended. Scouts be in good physical condition and be provided with proper footwear and clothing. Some experience or training is recommended but not a requirement.A valid AZ State Driver's License, suitable vehicle and current insurance policy are required.Pay Scale- $15.00 an hourFuel reimbursement- Per Diem Hours of work- 7:00 AM to NoonArea of work- Mohave County, ArizonaOutreach Specialist Navigator and Outreach Specialist will provide direct street homeless Veteran outreach and engagement to identify homeless veterans and present Operation 6 as an alternative to homelessness. Major responsibilities include finding homeless veterans (off the grid), conducting interviews of potential applicants, assessing/documenting eligibility, and promoting community awareness of the program. Provide homeless shelter outreach, including homeless drop-in centers, and locations frequented by homeless Veterans.Utilize effective engagement strategies to build rapport with the target population including rapid resolution problem solving conversations and hand-off to Case Manager. Document outreach conducted on an outreach log along with type of outreach, location and results.Hours of work- 7:00 AM to NoonArea of work- Mohave County, AZ Homeless Veteran Outreach and Engagement: Provide direct street homeless Veteran outreach and engagement per the coordinated Outreach Plan, or as instructed by the supervisor. Participate in outreach team meetings. Provide homeless shelter outreach, including homeless drop-in centers, and locations frequented by homeless Veteran households. Identify potential eligible Veterans and conduct pre-screening interviews in accordance with SSVF eligibility standards, definitions, and Veteran discharge status. Information & Referral: Provide information about SSVF services, information, and/or referrals to callers and walk-in inquiries about SSVF services to community partners, referral sources, and potential Veteran households. Document all requests for services, referrals made, information, and inquiries about the program. Eligibility Pre-Screening: Following established protocols, pre-screen phone callers and walk-ins of Veterans/Veteran Families at the front door to collect information pertaining to Veteran status and immediate housing needs. Submit documentation of eligibility pre-screening for Service Coordinator review/approval and Case Manager hand off. Follow homeless diversion/rapid resolution protocol when conducting pre-screening. Complete Coordinated Assessment per the requirements of the Veteran household's CoC location and as instructed by the Service Coordinator. Enter Coordinated Assessment information into HMIS. Document ineligible Veterans and provide appropriate referrals per Service Coordinator instruction. Secure community private meeting spaces that are convenient for Veterans and staff to conduct screenings. Provide assistance in making follow-up contacts with program participants as requested by the supervisor.