Community Homeless Outreach Worker

Tabor Community Services, a non-profit organization providing programs and services to foster housing and financial stability in Lancaster County, PA, is seeking qualified candidates for a full time Community Homeless Outreach Worker position.

Tabor assists over 5000 clients annually, has 50+ staff and an annual operating budget of $4.5 million. It is a HUD approved housing counseling agency and is accredited by the Council of Accreditation. Tabor has served Lancaster County residents for 50 year. Tabor's mission: To help strengthen the Lancaster County community by giving people the tools and inspiration to meet their housing and financial challenges and by revitalizing our surroundings.

The Community Homeless Outreach Worker (CHOW) walks the streets and parks of Lancaster City and travels to locations throughout the County to locate, meet, and build rapport with individuals and families who are living on the streets, in vehicles, or in other places not meant for human habitation. The goal is engaging with people, especially those experiencing chronic homelessness and/or those who resist seeking services, in ways that help them connect with services when possible or assists them to secure permanent housing directly when feasible.

The CHOW is based at Tabor's TLC facility and reports to the TLC Division Manager.

Key Qualifications include:

- A degree in social work or related field
- Fluency speaking and writing English required; bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred
- The ability and commitment to be outside consistently engaging with people who are unsheltered day after day regardless of the season or inclement weather
- Ability to engage effectively with people who may be experiencing untreated mental illness and/or substance use disorders

The full job description can be found at www.tlclancaster.org or www.tabornet.org, see Employment Opportunities under the "About" tab.