Community Outreach Worker for Jubilee Re-entry Housing Initiative
The mission of Jubilee Housing is building diverse, compassionate communities that create opportunities for everyone to thrive. Since 1973, Jubilee has worked to provide high quality affordable housing and holistic support to those experiencing persistent economic hardship in the Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights neighborhoods of Washington D.C. Jubilee operates ten properties totaling 299 units of affordable housing and offers robust programming for residents and community members pursuing life goals.
Jubilee Housing is an innovator in financing for affordable housing and a responsible steward of the investments it receives. Jubilee produces not simply affordable housing, but justice housing.
Justice housing is affordable to those with few financial assets, located in neighborhoods where resources such as good schools, grocery stores, and public transportation are readily accessible and near services that support residents as they pursue educational and career attainment.
Jubilee is seeking individuals who are excited about this concept and want to work with us to ensure Justice Housing becomes a reality for all Jubilee Residents who want to be a part of the Justice Housing Community.
The part-time Community Outreach Worker must maintain the program’s pipeline of potential candidates. Outreach to organizations that provide services and opportunities to recently released or soon to be released returning citizens and educate them about Jubilee Housing Re-entry Initiative and the programs and services offered to Re-entry community.
- Create and implement a community outreach plan, update the plan monthly always expanding contacts to ensure that the Jubilee RHI program is well known and referrals to program are consistent. Serve as the liaison to other community groups identified by the Director of Re-Entry and/or work plan.
- Participate in the recruitment and retention of participants for the Re-entry Housing Program that includes high risk individuals.
- Knowledge of the unique issues affecting high-risk communities and willingness to learn about culturally relevant interventions for people who desire housing and other opportunities.
- Connect Jubilee Housing Re-entry Housing Initiative residents and the community to our programs as well as longer term housing options.
- Identify and coordinate community outreach activities. In addition, help foster community involvement, support and effective collaboration
- Enter meaningful data in the Jubilee Housing data base for program development and performance evaluation purposes.
- Serve as a link between members of the behavioral health community, permanent support housing organizations, apartment and any other social services that are needed by and for our residents.
- Because of this role and the duties, it is necessary that the Community Outreach Worker build trust with the internal Jubilee continuum as well as the external. A paramount aspect of the Community Outreach Worker is to increase the breadth of knowledge of external resources to inform our Re-entry Housing residents and to sustain self-sufficiency once they exit our program.
Job Knowledge and Skills:
- The ability to work through stringent deadlines with acute attention to detail is required. Maintains focus on priorities.
- Self-starter with the ability to manage time effectively.
- Demonstrates excellence in both oral and written communications. Knowledge of external communications and cultivation techniques are essential.
- A high degree of integrity in dealing with community organizations and people
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working healthy relationships with community stakeholders, as well as federal, state and local prisons, jails and detention centers
- Ability to coordinate and lead committee meetings.
- Ability to articulate the requirements of the program as well as the benefits and purpose of RHI.
- Assist in identifying target sites and strategies for recruiting eligible participants into the program;
- Ability to develop strong community networking presence.
- Ability to work independently, think critically and offer proactive recommendations, information and solutions.
- Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher)
- Ability to communicate and connect with participants, as well as provide information through social media.
- Ability to work with a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
- Effective communication skills, strong oral and written presentation (narratives, proposals, newsletter) skills
- Ability to write reports and maintain records and equipment.
- Associate Degree or higher in social work, sociology, or communication
- 1 to 2 years as a community resource, or advocate
Salary and Benefits:
- Salary is commensurate with experience
- Please email your resume, a writing sample, a cover letter with your compensation history and why you would be an ideal candidate for this position, to email@example.com. Include in your cover letter how you learned of this position and reference the job title in the subject line.