Light Of Life Rescue Mission
  • 23-Feb-2018 to 24-Apr-2018 (EST)
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Light of Life Rescue Mission is seeking a full-time Street Outreach Specialist. Working collaboratively with other organizations, this position reaches out to street homeless men and cares for their immediate needs. This person will build relationships with our neighbors by listening to their concerns related to the street homeless and addressing them.

These responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Case management for men who are homeless.
  • Creates service plans for men, commited to walking alongside them, to help with immediate needs as well as long-term plans.
  • Builds relationships with men to influence them to move out of the streets or unhealthy situations and into Light of Life's program.
  • Works with and trains volunteers for Meal Ministry and Outreach events.
  • Creates partnerships with other social service agencies.
  • Gathers and records data for qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Due to the interface with the clients, all jobs at Light of Life require employees to:

  • Walk alongside clients as a disciple of Christ and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them through actions and words.
  • Establish mutual trust and create a safe, authentic environment so that the clients continue to mature in Christ.
  • Serve the clients in a Christ-like manner and practice a self-evaluative lifestyle.
  • Resolve all issues in ways that promote the principles of Light of Life while following the processes described in the LOL staff manual.
  • Exhibit love for Jesus Christ, the staff, and the clients.
  • Study the Christian Bible and apply the knowledge received/revealed to job duties and clients' specific issues.
  • Help the clients make choices that are justifiably in their eternal best interest.
  • Practice Christ Like stewardship of all resources.
  • Model personal responsibility, accountability, timely reporting and a self-evaluative lifestyle.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to establish trust and build rapport quickly
  • Comfortable relating to diverse people and personalities, particularly people in addiction and/or homeless
  • High level of self-awareness, humility, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence
  • Sincerely shares the love of God
  • Manages various tasks simultaneously
  • Works well in a team
  • Practices Christian hospitality


  • Bachelor's degree in social work or related experienced
  • 2-3 years counseling/case management experience preferred
  • CPR/First Aid Certification preferred
  • Previous experience working in human services
  • Knowledge of drug and alochol addiction and mental illness
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