Homeless Outreach Services
THE COMET want to help people who are homeless in Richland and Lexington counties, and an outreach worker will be able to help those identified along routes, near bus stops, or in transit facilities.
A part-time 20 hours-a-week Transit Homeless Outreach Specialist will work from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM weekdays doing outreach on THE COMET bus routes and immediate surroundings if they see or know of homelessness adjacent to the bus route.
The initial contract will be for a two (2) year period with a one (1) year option, starting December 1, 2020 or on a mutually agreed upon start date.
The main responsibilities include for providing direct outreach, escort, and referral services for all homeless individuals encountered in the field during their shift. Also responsible for recording and maintaining accurate statistical data on all individuals approached and referred as well as case-record management of clients receiving longer-term services.