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Community Engagement Specialist

1 Northwest 33rd Terrace, Lauderhill, FL, USA

Job Type

Full Time, Non-Exempt

About the Role

LifeNet4Families seeks a full-time Outreach and Engagement Specialist who is interested in making a difference in the lives individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness in Broward County, Florida. The Outreach and Engagement Specialist will work directly with LifeNet’s Parking Lot Project , our recently launched initiative that provides social service support, case-management and wrap-around services to newly homeless individuals and families.

If you are interested in making a direct and positive impact on the lives of many of Broward County’s most vulnerable residents, consider joining the team at LifeNet.


  • Provide outreach, complete comprehensive and detailed intakes, assessments and care plans to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.

  • Assess and determine appropriate shelter/housing/service referrals when available.

  • Seek out and meet homeless clients living in areas not meant for human habitation (e.g. bus bench, park, beach) to establish a rapport and to promote homeless clients accessing LifeNet’s services.

  • Work cooperatively and establish relationships with service providers and people in the community to promote positive partnerships that will ensure and enhance services to homeless people living in their cars.

  • Provide ongoing case management and other supportive services to unsheltered and formerly homeless recently housed participants.

  • Provide accurate, detailed and timely documentation into the HMIS and ensure that each client is entered into HMIS within 72 hours of contact

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and members of the Outreach Team to troubleshoot, address and resolve concerns around client engagement and challenging behaviors.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Other General Expectations

  • Sufficient hearing and speaking ability to be able to communicate in person or over the telephone.

  • Ability to stand and sit for extended periods.

  • Sufficient manual dexterity and strength to organize, package, lift and carry materials weighing up to 25 pounds.

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties.


  • Preference for a Bachelors’ degree in a related field -or-a minimum of two years’ experience working in homelessness or a related social service area.

  • A valid drivers license and good driving record.

  • Familiarity with Broward County geography and roadways a plus

  • Must be able to pass a Level II background check

  • Basic computer skills-the capacity to use a database, email, and internet.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Task-oriented, non-judgmental and able to set clear boundaries

  • Possess the ability to work in a variety of setting with culturally and linguistically diverse individuals and families while remaining sensitive to their individuality

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Engagement Specialist
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About LifeNet4Families

LifeNet4Families provides a gateway to stability for people in Broward County experiencing hunger, homelessness, and poverty. The key elements for delivering the mission are providing Food and Nutrition, promoting Health and Well-Being and Enabling Stability.

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