Employment Opportunities

Tuesday, 04 May, 2021

Homeless Outreach Specialist

The Homeless Services Program at Community Connections serves vulnerable men and women in the District experiencing homelessness and is funded by a contract with the Department of Human Services (DHS). Members of the team use a housing-first approach and trauma-informed practices to build trust-based and collaborative relationships.

Homeless Outreach Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Deliver outreach, in-reach, assessment, navigation, and follow-up housing stabilization services to persons experiencing homelessness,
  • Performs SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery) related activities to include: outreach, assessment and case management leading to the submission of a completed SSI/SSDI application to the Social Security Administration.

Homeless Outreach Specialist Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree plus one year of relevant experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and facing homelessness or residing in housing programs
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ending homelessness, evidence of effective teaming practices, and appreciation for systems levels issues that impact direct services.
  • Ability to regularly work some non-traditional work hours
  • Pass DHS and Community Connections’ background checks
  • Have a valid driver’s license, personal car, and clean driving record


  • PTO (substantial vacation/sick/holidays)
  • Medical/Vision/Dental/Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Long-term disability
  • Voluntary life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Immediate 403(b), with employer contribution after two years of employment
  • Credit union and banking partners including M&T Bank and State Employees Credit Union of Maryland
  • Educational assistance after one year of employment
  • Professional and leadership development
  • Pre-tax Metro cost
  • Mileage reimbursement

We encourage people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities to apply.

To apply, please send your resume to fmatovu@ccdc1.org.

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