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Careers

Looking for a meaningful way to serve? Consider a career at Outreach!

A career with Outreach means incredible professional experience while having the great honor and joy of walking alongside youth and young adults experiencing homeless. If you're interested in applying, please email any questions about the position, and submit your professional cover letter and resume to office@outreachindiana.org.

Female Youth and Young Adult Coach


About Outreach, Inc.

Outreach is a faith-based nonprofit organization in Indianapolis, IN, that works with youth and young adults (ages 14-24) experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to equip and empower youth and young adults experiencing homelessness to achieve stability and life transformation.

What We Believe

We operate fundamentally through God’s grace. Our staff, volunteers and board members trust God for His direction and provision for the ministry. Applicant must possess a living and vital relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord, and Savior and model servant leadership.

Position Summary

Outreach has an opportunity for a passionate female youth worker to join our team. The Youth and Young Adult Coach is a key member of the Outreach team, serving nearly 500 homeless youth and young adults (ages 14-24) annually in high schools, Outreach program centers, and community organizations throughout Marion county. The responsibility of this role is to support and coach youth and young adults in self-empowerment and self-advocacy. Outreach has an opportunity for a passionate youth and young adult worker to join our team. This role hosts youth and young adults (ages 14-24) experiencing homelessness in a welcoming and hospitable environment in Outreach’s Program Center. This role also supports and trains volunteers, staff, and community agencies on how to extend a supportive and welcoming environment and facilitate group programming.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel.

Youth Engagement

  • Responsible for intake of new youth and young adults (ages 14-24) referred to Outreach
  • Actively engage youth and young adults experiencing homelessness at assigned community agencies, schools, and/or program centers
  • Provide wrap around services by connecting and coordinating resources for youth to obtain basic needs, counseling services, applications for various housing, employment, medical, and financial resources
  • Support youth in setting measurable goals and monitor goal progress of each youth
  • Transport and accompany youth to appointments, as appropriate

Advocacy

  • Advocate for and support youth in the Marion county community and public school systems
  • Build and maintain supportive relationships with community organizations, McKinney Vento Liaisons, and school staff

Administration

  • Maintain accurate documentation of individual and group interactions in database, and provide regular reporting to supervisor
  • Responsible for monitoring cost related to youth outings and meals

Outreach Staff Responsibilities

  • Attend staff and department meetings, team trainings, 1-1 supervision with Program Director
  • Participate in team and individual evaluations
  • Participate in fundraiser events and other programs which further Outreach’s mission
  • Attend local conferences and workshops that relate to homelessness

Qualifications

The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. Outreach also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives. The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, flexibility and adaptability. The individual must possess a strong work ethic and can work well both independently and with a team.

The individual must be able to pass federal and state criminal background checks, as YYA Coach will be working in area high schools with minors. While performing the duties of this job, the employee has the potential to encounter clients with unpredictable behavior. Individuals must possess a working knowledge of trauma-informed care, de-escalation techniques, and conflict resolution skills.

Supervisory Responsibility

None

Work Environment

This position operates in an office environment. The individual is expected to maintain personal/professional competency and works to create an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the organization.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time salaried position and requires the ability to be flexible in your day-to-day work schedule including evenings and weekends, for a total of 40 hours a week.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 2-4+ years’ experience working with youth and young adults preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (social work, sociology, child & family development, etc.) preferred

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

N/A

Position Leader

Director of Youth Services

Classification​

Exempt, Salaried

Salary & Benefits

$36,000 annually. Competitive health/vision/dental package and paid life insurance, 3-weeks paid vacation, 12 paid holidays, paid sick days, and paid quarterly Spiritual Formation Days.

This position description does not constitute a contract of employment and Outreach may exercise our employment-at-will rights at any time.




Director of Community Partnerships


About Outreach, Inc.

Outreach is a faith-based nonprofit organization in Indianapolis, IN, that works with youth and young adults (ages 14-24) experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to equip and empower youth and young adults experiencing homelessness to achieve stability and life transformation.

What We Believe

We operate fundamentally through God’s grace. Our staff, volunteers and board members trust God for His direction and provision for the ministry. Applicant must possess a living and vital relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord, and Savior and model servant leadership.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for forming and maintaining partnerships between Outreach and other community organizations. This position will directly oversee Youth Link staff members, and work with the broader staff team and community as well.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel.

Outreach Program Development

  • Identify gaps in Outreach and community programs and services that create barriers for youth and young adults to attain stable housing and employment
  • Research local and national models on innovative programs and services for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness
  • Connect, replicate, and/or create solutions with local program partners

Community Partnerships (YHDP)

  • Lead Outreach in the local Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) grant-funded project
  • Serve on local advisory boards to learn what exists in the community and to advocate for stronger youth and young adult programs and services
  • Establish community partnerships with mutual interest in providing youth and young adults experiencing homelessness support
  • Intentionally network with the public and private sectors to discover and create innovative approaches in supporting youth and young adults experiencing homelessness

Outreach Staff Responsibilities

  • Attend staff and department meetings, team trainings, 1-1 supervision with CEO
  • Participate in team and individual evaluations
  • Participate in fundraiser events and other programs which further Outreach’s mission
  • Attend local conferences and workshops that relate to homelessness

Qualifications

The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. Outreach also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives. The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, flexibility and adaptability. The individual must possess a strong work ethic and can work well both independently and with a team.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee has the potential to encounter clients with unpredictable behavior. Individuals must possess a working knowledge of trauma-informed care, de-escalation techniques, and conflict resolution skills.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position supervises the YHDP Systems Navigator, and 2 YHDP Diversion Specialists

Work Environment

This position operates in an office environment. The individual is expected to maintain personal/professional competency and works to create an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the organization.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time salaried position and requires the ability to be flexible in your day-to-day work schedule including evenings and weekends, for a total of 40 hours a week.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (social work, psychology, child & family development, etc.) preferred
  • 3-5+ years managerial experience, and leading a team/staff members

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Must pass a criminal background check in accordance with Outreach’s operating protocol.

Must have and maintain a valid drivers’ license.

Position Leader

CEO

Classification​

Exempt, Salaried

Salary & Benefits

$50,000 annually. Competitive health/vision/dental package and paid life insurance, 3-weeks paid vacation, 12 paid holidays, 6 paid sick days.

This position description does not constitute a contract of employment and Outreach may exercise our employment-at-will rights at any time.