Position Description

LEAD Program Screening and Outreach Coordinator
Location REACH (Seattle)
Job Code 596
# of Openings 2
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LEAD Screening and Outreach Coordinator

 

REACH Mission and Values

The REACH Program of Evergreen Treatment Services works with individuals experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders to help them achieve stability and improved quality of life. Through outreach, engagement, and ongoing relationships REACH focuses on reducing harm and supporting healing. REACH bridges gaps and helps individuals access essential resources such as housing, health care, entitlements, and treatment.

The REACH Team is passionate about creating a welcoming environment while providing quality services on an individually tailored basis. REACH values diversity and is committed to racial equity and social justice. Our team appreciates hard work, creativity, and a good sense of humor.

 

About LEAD

LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) is a collaborative project involving local police, prosecutors, public defenders, corrections officers and social service providers designed to divert individuals arrested or suspected of low-level drug offenses and/or prostitution into social services rather than the criminal justice system. These individuals will be engaged in supportive services with the goal of reducing legal recidivism and improving quality of life.

 

Job Summary

The Screening and Outreach Coordinator will act as the contact point for all referrals to LEAD case management. As such, this position must ensure effective and efficient communication and collaboration between all the partners involved in LEAD referrals. This position will:

  • Provide screening, outreach, and engagement to individuals referred to LEAD.
  • Immediately respond to Seattle Police Department, King County Sherriff’s Office and Department of Corrections officers regarding LEAD participants when LEAD case managers are not available.
  • Conduct street outreach as needed to engage referred individuals who have yet to engage with their assigned case manager.
  • Develop and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with LEAD partners and other service providers including chemical dependency treatment providers, mental health providers, health care providers, shelter providers, landlords, detox centers, DSHS workers.

Typical work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30a-4:30p with on-call hours several days per week.

 

Must-have’s:

  • Demonstrated ability providing street-based outreach and engagement services to individuals suspected of low-level drug involvement and persons who have experienced trauma and marginalization
  • Demonstrated experience developing positive, collaborative relationships with law enforcement and social services providers to effectively serve mutual clients
  • Understanding of substance use disorders and harm reduction strategies along with a demonstrated passion for serving people experiencing homelessness and co-occurring behavioral health conditions
  • Street outreach experience providing services and resources to the populations we serve
  • High school diploma or equivalent

 

Nice-to-have’s:

  • An undergraduate degree related to social services or behavioral health

 

The Perks:

  • An environment that values your strengths and uniqueness!
  • Mon-Fri work schedule
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance plus a 403(b) plan
  • Paid Time Off, Sick Time, Mental Health days, AND 10 paid holidays!
  • ORCA card
  • On-site subsidized massages offered
  • Annual holiday and summer parties
  • Professional license renewal reimbursement

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $56,000.00 /year

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