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Outreach Van Relief Counselor, 18-166

Department: Outreach Van
Office: 444 Harrison Avenue
Location: Boston, MA
Position Type: Direct Care
Hours/Shift: Hours Vary
Employee Type:: Relief

 REQ. #18-166

 OUTREACH VAN 

 LOCATION: 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, (Driving is an exceptional part of this position) 

 SCHEDULE: On call as needed, 8:30pm - 5:00am

 JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The Outreach Van Relief Counselor will provide crisis intervention and fundamental services (food and blankets) to the unsheltered homeless population in Boston as part of a three (3) person mobile street outreach team for the Pine Street Inn.

REQUIREMENTS:  

  • High School diploma or GED
  • A valid Mass driver's license with a minimum of two (2) years of driving experience and an excellent driving record
  • Minimum of one (1) year prior experience as a street outreach worker, working with the homeless and dealing with alcoholism, drug addiction, and mental illness
  • Strong writing, reading and communication skills
  • Prior training/knowledge of crisis intervention
  • Ability to drive a 15 passenger van
  • Must be able to lift 50 to 100 lbs. (assisting in physically lifting containers and guests)
  • Requires the ability to operate a cellular phone and computer
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work with people actively abusing substances  

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