Homeless Outreach Coordinator Is Coming to San Clemente

February 17, 2021 Updated: February 18, 2021

San Clemente’s homeless community is expected to receive more support with the hiring of a new community outreach worker.

City council voted unanimously to add the position to its social services team during a Feb. 16 meeting.

“I think it’s a good first step toward a comprehensive addressing of our homeless issue,” Councilmember Chris Duncan said during the meeting.

San Clemente had 145 homeless people in the city as of 2019, according to Orange County’s most recent Sheltered Point in Time Count.

The coastal city’s newly approved community outreach worker will help San Clemente coordinate social services efforts and engage in outreach with those experiencing homelessness, the city said.

The role requires a bachelor’s degree in fields related to social work, along with two years of relevant experience.

The annual salary range for the full-time job is between $59,081 and $71,813. The annual cost to the city for the new position will be $105,000, which will be funded with community development block grant funds.

The position is limited to four years and is expected to be filled by mid-March.