Homeward Bound’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program provides short-term financial assistance for housing and case management support to veteran households experiencing homelessness in Buncombe County. The program’s Temporary Financial Assistance assists with move-in costs and can also provide short-term rental and or utility assistance. The program offers resources and services that are tailored to the unique needs of the household. We follow the Housing First model, which means clients are not required to meet preconditions (sobriety, engagement in treatment, income, etc.) in order to receive housing or services, as long as we can safely work with them. We work with vulnerable people, many of whom have experienced trauma and have mental illness and substance use disorders.
The Outreach Specialist works directly with the Outreach Program Manager to connect with veterans who are experiencing homelessness in the community or staying in various shelters. The Outreach Specialist will be responsible for regularly conducting outreach at various campsites throughout Buncombe County. The Outreach Specialist will also conduct outreach by connecting with other community partners such as 12 Baskets, Haywood Congregational Church, AHOPE Day Center, and others. The Outreach Specialist will also complete a pre-screening and enrollment process with veterans. The Outreach Specialist may be responsible for presenting veterans to a weekly Veterans Coordinated Assessment Meeting (VCAM). The Outreach Specialist will collaborate with these providers to enroll clients referred to Homeward Bound through the coordinated entry process.
Schedule and compensation: This is a full time, non-exempt position with hourly compensation.
All other duties as assigned. This job description does not list all job duties. Occasionally, the Rapid Rehousing Director Housing Director might request that you perform other reasonable duties in order to most effectively meet the needs of staff and clients.
Homeward Bound bases its human resource decisions on objective criteria without regard to any characteristic or condition protected by law. We are committed to a workplace that offers equal opportunity without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability, genetic information/medical history, military/veteran status, or any characteristic or condition protected by law, but not specifically mentioned here.
Homeward Bound is the leading nonprofit organization in Buncombe County focused on ending homelessness using the best practice Housing First model. We work collaboratively with community partners and have a proven track record of stabilizing individuals and families. Since 2006, Homeward Bound has moved more than 2,236 men, women, and children off the streets, out of cars, camps, and shelters, and into permanent housing – 89% have not returned to homelessness.
Mission: To prevent and end homelessness in our community through permanent housing and support.
For more information, visit: https://homewardboundwnc.org/