SOS Counselor - Street Outreach Services

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Locations: Camden and Gloucester County

  • Did you ever wonder how you could make a difference in the life of a teen who is homeless? 
  • Do you have the passion to provide HOPE to teens who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and now find themselves with no place to call home?
  • Do you have a commitment to drive and walk the streets with the SOS Team finding youth who are homeless before danger finds them and they become victims of sexual exploitation, violent crime, abuse, or human trafficking?
  • Do you believe connections matter and you have the personality and skills to forge a trusting relationship with a teen who has lost trust in adults or the systems? 
  • Do you want to be part of a growing organization made up of a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to improving lives?
  • Are you looking for a position that is dynamic and engaging both in the office and in the Gloucester and Camden County Communities? 
  • Are you looking for a Full-Time Position with benefits and a flexible schedule? 
  • If you answered yes to these questions, this Street Outreach Worker Position sounds like an excellent job opportunity for you. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Street Outreach Counselors provide street-based outreach to youth who are homeless and case management services. S.O.S. Counselors manage a diverse caseload of youth. The S.O.S Counselor provides intake, and counseling about shelter options, family reunification, and safety. The S.O.S. counselor serves as an advocate for youth in securing social services, education, safe housing, and job-related opportunities. Street Outreach Counselors engage youth though a positive youth development and trauma informed lens. S.O.S. Counselors build trusting relationships with youth in the community at a pace determined by the youth. S.O.S. counselors create opportunities and empower youth to play a primary role in the services they receive enabling them to develop their full potential.

Job Requirements (Qualifications):

  • High School diploma, some college or equivalent preferred;
  • At least 1 years' experience working with youth who are homeless preferred;
  • Ability to relate well with youth. Understanding of issues faced by youth who are homeless and ability to create solutions to these problems;
  • Understand and relate to the needs of youth with diverse ethnic, cultural, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of Camden County and Gloucester County and willingness to venture into areas frequented by youth who are homeless;
  • Clearly communicate ideas both written and verbal form;
  • Bi-Lingual Spanish Speaking preferred;
  • Work a flexible schedule, including nights and some weekends; and
  • Valid driver's license in the state of his/her residence, insurance, and clean driving record

About Employment at Center For Family Services:

Apply and get hired at Center For Family Services, a leader in the non-profit sector and named as a top workplace in the region since 2010. As part of our team, you will be recognized as our most valuable resource. Our staff balance best practices with personalized care. Together our team makes a positive difference in the lives of people in need. If you're interested in a rewarding career, Center For Family Services is a great place to grow as a professional. For more information about our top workplace, please visit Center For Family Services website at www.centerffs.org.

Disclaimer: All positions require pre-employment drug screening and criminal record checks. Many positions require motor vehicle record evaluations and medical clearances. Center For Family Services is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages. For more information, please visit our website at www.centerffs.org.