OFFICE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SAFETY

OCH&S Jobs Postings

The Office of Community Health and Safety is building up its team! We are looking for compassionate individuals who are interested in providing support to help address the health, safety, and social needs of City residents. ​

 

The ROOTS Senior Outreach Specialist position will be community-based and primarily responsible for conducting outreach and providing support to individuals experiencing housing instability or homelessness. Current ROOTS sites are located in the Northside, Downtown and East Liberty, respectively in Police Zones 1, 2, and 5.

The ROOTS Outreach Site Manager position will be responsible for the daily supervision of site staff and oversee the functioning of sites in order to support the unhoused and unstably housed individuals. Current ROOTS sites are located in the Northside, Downtown and East Liberty, respectively in Police Zones 1, 2, and 5.

The ROOTS Outreach Site Support Coordinator will support the Outreach Site Manager in the daily operation of a ROOTS site and in providing services to the unhoused population. The Outreach Site Support Coordinator will carry a case load, help address daily living needs, facilitate transportation to appointments, and other duties that facilitate the smooth operation of the site in the delivery of service. Current ROOTS sites are located in the Northside, Downtown and East Liberty, respectively in Police Zones 1, 2, and 5.

The ROOTS Team Lead position will be responsible for the daily supervision of site and outreach staff who support the unhoused and unstably housed people. The successful incumbent will possess expert familiarity with the challenges facing this community, and expertise in both administrative and field leadership. Current ROOTS sites are located in the Northside, Downtown and East Liberty, respectively in Police Zones 1, 2, and 5.

ROOTS Community Health Worker will support the ROOTS Outreach Specialist and other outreach staff to address client needs. The successful incumbent will work diligently to ensure that clients establish service connections and receive care. This will include, but is not limited to: accompanying clients to appointments, coordinating transportation, distributing basic needs supplies, and facilitating connection to teams and internal resources.

The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) initiative for the City of Pittsburgh will provide people with substance use disorder and mental and behavioral health challenges with person-centered social services and intense case management focused on harm reduction and compassion in lieu of criminalization.

The Community Social Worker (CSW) will work with a team of colleagues to identify and support individuals whose needs are not met by the traditional Public Safety response paradigm. Engagements will focus on addressing barriers to consistent care, resources, and treatment that result in Public Safety engagements.

 

Contacts

Camila Alarcon-Chelecki
Acting Manager, Office of Community Health & Safety
ochspgh@pittsburghpa.gov