The District Homeless Action Project at Community Connections
serves vulnerable men and women in the District experiencing homelessness, and
is funded by a contract with the Department of Behavioral Health. Members of CABHI
(Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless) use a housing-first approach and
trauma-informed practices to build trust-based and collaborative relationships.
The SSI/SSDI Outreach, Assess, and Recovery (SOAR) Specialist is a specialized
member of the team who utilizes SAMHSA’s SOAR model to promote individuals’
access to obtaining Social Security disability benefit.
The SOAR Specialist delivers outreach, in-reach, assessment, navigation, and
follow-up housing stabilization services to persons experiencing homelessness
and case management leading to the submission of a completed SSI/SSDI
application to the Social Security Administration.
position requires, minimally, a Bachelor’s degree plus one year of relevant
experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness
and facing homelessness or residing in housing programs. Ideal candidates have
demonstrated a commitment to ending homelessness, evidence of effective teaming
practices, and appreciation for systems levels issues that impact direct
services. Some non-traditional work hours are expected. Position
requires outreach during heat and cold weather alerts. Candidates must have a
reliable vehicle and clean driving record as most of the work is done in the community.
send your resume and letter of interest to Rebecca Wolfson Berley at firstname.lastname@example.org