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Senior Outreach Worker, RTI at Public Health Foundation Enterprises, In in San Francisco, California

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


If hired for this position, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to your start date, or have a valid religious or medical reason qualifying you for an exemption (that may or may not require accommodation).


Heluna Health and RTI International seek a Senior Outreach Worker to participate in a neighborhood mapping project to assess the neighborhood around the Tenderloin Center and a comparison neighborhood. The Senior Outreach Worker, accompanied by other members of the research team, will walk the designated neighborhood, and record information they see on the streets.  In addition, they will assist with recruitment of participants in an ethnographic study of people who use drugs, linkage center staff and community stakeholders. Work will be conducted in San Francisco neighborhoods that are impacted by high levels of drug use.

 This is a part-time position, up to 14 hours/week.  We are seeking a flexible candidate who has many years of experience with outreach to urban poor communities.   The pay range for this position is $25.00 - $31.50 per hour.

Employment is provided by Heluna Health.


·         Conduct community mapping

·         Conduct street-based participant engagement

·         Work collaboratively with Ethnographer

·         Participant observation at the Tenderloin Center

·         Other duties as assigned


We are seeking a person who has experience working in communities impacted by high levels of substance use, who is detail oriented, can engage with people from diverse communities, is aware of their environment and is able to de-escalate potentially volatile situations.  


·         High School diploma or GED

·         Minimum of 10 years experience working directly with people who use drugs

·         Minimum of 5 years’ experience conducting community-based outreach to marginalized populations such as people who use drugs, urban poor, and homeless people

·         Minimum of 2 years’ experience working on community-based research projects


·         N/A

 Other Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

·         Excellent verbal communication skills

·         Ability to work independently

·         Ability to de-escalate potentially volatile situations

·         Familiarity with street/substance using social settings


Stand: Frequently

Walk: Frequently

Sit: Frequently

Handling / Fingering: Occasionally

Reach Outward: Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder: Occasionally

Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend: Occasionally

Lift / Carry: N/A

Push/Pull: N/A

See: Constantly

Taste/ Smell: Not Applicable

Not Applicable = Not required for essential functions

Occasionally = (0 - 2 hrs/day)

Frequently = (2 - 5 hrs/day)

Constantly = (5+ hrs/day)


At the Tenderloin Center and outdoors in the neighborhood surrounding the Center and a comparison neighborhood.


It is the policy of Heluna Health to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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