Lutheran Social Service Of Minnesota Saint Paul , MN 55102
Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults and military veterans. Trustworthiness is a value and strength shared by our employees and recognized by the communities we serve.
We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and rewards employees. Consider joining us!
Foundational understanding of harm reduction and trauma-informed care is necessary. Willingness to walk streets in all types of weather to reach young people in need is a must.
As an Outreach Youth Worker/Adolescent Health Specialist you will initiate contact and build relationships with youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. You will provide collaborative street based care with a partner and/or conduct group sessions to deepen relationships with youth, provide in-kind and other support and case management while assisting youth to achieve safe housing.
You will use a harm reduction approach and provide supplies to street engaged youth while educating them on topics of central concern relating to basic needs, health, education and housing.
You will be required to maintain records, database and documentation, complete program reports and participate in program related training and networking.
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Community Health, Youth Studies or related field plus 1 year experience working with youth or AA degree in related field plus 1 year experience working with youth and 2 years of additional relevant experience.
Experience in street outreach and youth work.
Knowledge of youth work that includes positive youth development, harm reduction and trauma-informed care.
Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability. We actively foster an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety and respect.
Additional Posting Information:
Foundational understanding of harm reduction and trauma informed care is necessary. Willingness to walk streets in all types of weather to reach young people in need is a must.
LSS employees have deeply meaningful work that changes lives, the opportunity for their unique gifts to shine and grow, and abundant and balanced lives.