Lived Experience Ambassador

Hourly Pay: $17.00

Dreams for Change (DFC) is seeking qualified candidates with lived experience to create client centered recreational, life skills, and wellness programming at the Safe Sleeping Program. The goal of the Lived Experience Ambassador is to build community through various activities while reducing stress or isolation. The Lived Experience Ambassador will be able to share their own experience including successes and challenges. The Lived Experience Ambassador will provide feedback received from clients and will work with the Safe Sleeping Program team to enhance services at the Safe Sleeping Program. This is a part-time position at 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities

  • Set up and break down program operations
  • Set up and break down program operations
  • Conduct intake and assessments for new participants
  • Develop service plan with a focus on financial stability and re-housing
  • Provide individualized resources and referrals to community programs
  • Assist clients in advocating for services for which they qualify
  • Provide employment development support
  • Work on a re-housing plan with client
  • Develop partnerships with other community based organizations
  • Outcomes and data management into HMIS for participant activities and accomplishments
  • Follow-up with participants who have exited the program
  • Assist in oversight of interns during program operations
  • Meet for supervision bi-weekly
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge

The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:Set up and break down program operations.

  • Federal, state and county public assistance programs
  • Community resources
  • Homeless services
  • Employment development
  • Outcome driven programming

Skills

The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Social work principles and practices
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Decision making, stress management and time management skills
  • Effective communication skills (verbal, listening, written, etc.)
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Effective negotiation and mediation skills
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets, word-processing, and databases at a highly proficient level

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