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Title

Outreach Worker 

Description

What are we looking for in an Outreach Worker?

Our PATH Team (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) conducts outreach to individuals who are experiencing serious mental illness combined with homelessness, with the goal of engaging these individuals with services, providing needed assistance, and supporting individuals toward recovery and stability. The Outreach Worker on our PATH team will spend their entire day out in the community reaching out to individuals who are homeless with mental illnesses or dual diagnoses, developing relationships by making routine contact, providing supportive and case management services, offering referrals, and encouraging the individual to accept and attend mental health treatment with Comprehensive. As the individuals are connected to a treatment team, the Outreach Worker will maintain a relationship with the individual to ensure a smooth transition into our outpatient services. This position requires a confident clinician who is an effective & empathetic communicator, who is seeking wide variety in their work days, and who is able to develop & maintain positive relationships with people who may be in distress or are challenging to communicate with. The Outreach Worker will spend very little time in the office, so being comfortable out in the community and working independently will be essential in this role.

Outreach Worker duties may include:

  • conducting community outreach to seek out individuals in the community who are homeless and mentally ill or who have co-occurring disorders
  • assisting homeless individuals with obtaining financial benefits they are eligible for, including housing assistance, income support, EBT or food stamps, supplemental security income benefits, and others
  • collaborating with each individual to develop a plan for receiving community mental health services, and reviewing the plan on a quarterly basis
  • assisting homeless individuals with obtaining the services they are eligible for, including transportation, financial planning, vocational assistance, housing, activities of daily living, and rehabilitation services
  • coordinating with the treatment team during the transition period for each homeless individual beginning services with Comprehensive
  • collaborating with Yakima County homeless programs and other service providers as directed
  • assessing clients for safety and risk to self or others, and taking appropriate crisis intervention measures when indicated
 
Position Requirements

Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, social services, or related field. Previous related experience is helpful but not required.

Credentials: Driver's license & vehicle liability insurance

 
Location Yakima  
Employment Classification Full-time 

Available Shift Days 

About the Organization Who is Comprehensive Healthcare?
Comprehensive Healthcare provides innovative behavioral health and integrated healthcare services to clients of all ages. We take pride in our creative and collaborative work environment and in delivering clinically excellent, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services.

What Comprehensive Healthcare Can Offer You
Training and Development
• A variety of career opportunities in a wide range of settings with room for mobility & promotion
• Regular training opportunities including support, supervision, & consultation in implementing evidence-based services
• Clinical supervision toward licensure (where applicable)

Innovative Program & Services
• A strong reputation for providing quality, evidence-based services within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment
• Innovative, forward-looking leadership that seeks to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment
• Joint Commission-accredited organization committed to continuous quality improvement
• Established partnerships with major research universities and other community and healthcare providers to implement cutting-edge treatment programs and services

Excellent Benefits
• Competitive salaries within our communities & industry
• Healthcare coverage for employee & qualified family members
• Generous vacation, paid holiday & sick leave
• Access to Employee Assistance Program services
• Agency-funded retirement plan with contributions equal to 5% of compensation
• Additional retirement investment opportunities with a 50% investment match
• Agency-funded life & disability insurance program
 
EOE Statement Comprehensive Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

If you need accommodations in order to participate in the application process, please contact Human Resources at (509) 575-4084 or hr@comphc.org

Pre-employment drug screening is required.
 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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