Our Open Positions
The Diversion Specialist role focuses on Shelter Diversion services to quickly house families and/or individuals who are about to become homeless and help them avoid the need to enter emergency shelter or experience homelessness. By identifying solutions and alternative housing arrangements through community resources and support networks that the family and/or individual may have, the Diversion Specialist provides direct services and financial assistance to arrange safe and stable housing.
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Cover letters and resumes may be sent to HR@pinellashlb.org
2019 Homeless Point-in-Time Count
We are grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who volunteered for the 2019 Homeless PIT Count in Pinellas County!
Please sign up for the HLB newsletter and check back on this page in September for the 2020 PIT Count!
Street Count Volunteers & Deployment Site Assistants
On the day of the homeless count, pre-registered trained volunteers will meet at their deployment site for their selected shifts. Teams of 3-4 people will be formed with each team given a mapped area to canvass. The map includes plotted locations – including encampments, parks, alleys, underpasses, meal, and service locations – where homeless people have been previously encountered. Each team is then ‘deployed’ to canvass their assigned mapped area, using the plotted locations as starting points. Team members will conduct the PIT Count Survey with homeless persons they meet during their canvassing. Whenever possible, the volunteer team will include at least one person with experience working with homeless people and/or past count volunteer experience.
In addition to volunteers to conduct the Street Count, volunteers are needed to be “deployment site assistants” who can assist with the clerical tasks such as volunteer check-in/sign-out.
Volunteer Training (REQUIRED)
ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST complete a training prior to volunteering on the day of the Homeless PIT Count.