Community Outreach Nurse (Part Time 20 hours a week)

Job Type: Part-Time

Responsibilities

Will be IHS’s primary provider heath-related outreach services to homeless people living in the community. The RN works in partnership with the outreach teams and the IHS Health Services Office, as well as with other health services providers in the community.  The RN also works in partnership with other programs internal to IHS including CM programs, housing, and employment training and operations staff and will conduct regular outreach rounds to designated areas on a consistent basis to targeted homeless individuals who may be in crisis or who have been identified as needing medical, psychiatric, and social services. 

Requirements

BA or BS in human services field with 1 year ½ years minimum direct work experience working with homeless, mentally ill, and addicted populations or 2 or more years direct service experience working with homeless, substance abusing, and mentally ill populations is preferred. Must have experienced homelessness, mental illness or substance abuse.  Skilled in working under pressure and handling a large volume of cases. Able to demonstrate compassion and understanding of boundaries working with homeless individuals. Must have ability to think safely, critically and proactively when providing interventions to homeless, mentally ill individuals. May need to work occasional weekends and evening hours to meet the needs of persons served. Computer proficient in Microsoft Applications with strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.  Must be able to pass CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) and CPR/First Aid.

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