This is a highly responsible position working with veterans and their families who are homeless and/or are at risk of losing housing. Services provided include but are not limited to Outreach Services, identifying potential participants, Screenings to determine program eligibility, Assessments to identify needs, Referrals-Service Linkage and Provision of Supportive Services to Assist veterans and their families obtain and or maintain social services, housing, emergency shelter, basic living items (food, clothing, furniture, personal hygiene, etc), employment, other income support, food stamps, job training, medical care. Also include, but limited to other supportive services such as: housing searches, housing inspections, transportation and other supportive services. This position is unique as staff will conduct outreach-engagement, case management and provision of supportive services in assigned services areas which could include the following service areas: Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam Suwannee, and Union, and must work as a liaison within the community and continually support the mission and standards of SSVF program and mission of Meridian. This is an independent professional position performing comprehensive Needs Assessments, service brokerage, and advocacy services for eligible Veterans and their family members in the Meridian service area. The Supportive Service Specialist works with other professionals from numerous community organizations, as well as with Center staff. The work is performed with a high degree of independence; however, work reviewed through conferences, supervision and required reports. This position also involves managing a caseload.