This is a grant-funded position that ends on October 22st, 2022. The Crisis Outreach worker will work as part of a team in the community to provide brief casework, outreach, emotional support, public education, and referrals. Individuals must be supportive, solution-focused, and patient as they assist those affected by the Dixie Wildfire. The Outreach worker will work with community partners, businesses, and government agencies to assist individuals and families impacted by the fire.
Examples of Duties:
Becoming familiar and current with all available resources to support disaster and local community resources. Represent the Disaster Program in the community and network with other agencies and partners to ensure the needs of survivors are met. Provide presentations to community groups on disaster reactions, coping skills, stress management, and disaster response program. Determining and providing appropriate service referrals and program information for non-enrolled families and individuals. May help assess people who require traditional mental health or substance abuse treatment. Use data to conduct ongoing needs assessments. Attend all mandatory meetings and trainings as assigned. Meeting with Supervisor for supervision.
Travel: This position requires the ability to travel to fire areas located in Lassen, Plumas, Tehama, and Trinity Counties and may involve overnight evening and weekend travel.
Minimum Employment Qualifications:
Individuals must have good verbal and written communication skills, be computer literate, be able to work independently, be comfortable meeting and networking with individuals with diverse skills and backgrounds, work within deadlines, have reliable transportation with a clean DMV record and pass an extensive background check and fingerprint clearanceMinimum Education and Experience