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House Support Specialist - 1st Shift (FT) - Homeless Veterans

Company: Catholic Charities Community Svcs
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

"Helping our community's most vulnerable with solutions that permanently improve lives"
MANA House is peer-support organization of homeless and formerly homeless veterans. We help support veterans rebuilding their lives by providing support from our staff and partners. We are currently looking for someone to serve as a House Support Specialist. We may have multiple shifts available (1st Shift: 7:00am - 3:00pm, 2nd Shift: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, 3rd Shift: 11:00pm - 7:00am)JOB SUMMARY: Provide first shift coverage of MANA House transitional housing facility. Ensures smooth and compliant operations of the MANA house, including on-site activities, residents' behavior, safety and well-being and adherence to policies.

  • Follow established procedures to assist in check-in and check-out process, coordinating bed assignments, and monitoring compliance with house rules.
  • Conduct regular client living area inspections. Inspect cleanliness of the living spaces and inform clients of deficiencies and provide opportunities for life skills education. Ensure compliance with the personal belongings policy and with extermination of the facility.
  • Document pertinent shift information and observations.
  • Mediate conflicts and resolve issues as they arise.
  • Ensure client compliance with house rules and guidelines.
  • Provide crisis intervention and management as needed.
  • Comply with and enforce established policies and procedures.
  • Follow established procedures in maintaining a safe and clean environment.
  • Report incidents and concerns during shift to Sr. House Supervisor.
  • Collaborate with MANA House staff to assess and address client service needs.
  • Build a trusting relationship and gain knowledge of the client's background and circumstances through frequent and informal conversation.
  • Encourage clients to take ownership of case plans and goals.
  • Promote and support client-peer counseling efforts.
  • Enter relevant information in HMIS system, department logs, and emails on a timely basis.
  • Attends and maintains training as required by agency.
  • Promote ongoing commitment to excellence and continual quality improvement to ensure the highest quality of services to our staff and clients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Education /Background: Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent plus one or more years of experience working with homeless populations, veterans, substance abuse, mental health. Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related field plus one year experience preferred. Veteran with Honorable Discharge preferred. Peer Certification preferred.
    • Job Knowledge: Current knowledge of best practices for working with people experiencing chronic homelessness, veterans, mental health issues and/or substance abuse. Ability to work with individuals from a diverse background. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook).
    • Working Conditions/Physical Demands: Must be able to stoop, bend, squat, sit on floor and ambulate over uneven floor surfaces including stairs and steps. Must be able to visually and auditory assess and interact with clients to ensure their safety and wellbeing. Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holiday hours as needed. May lift up to 25 pounds.
    • Other requirements:
      • Valid AZ driver's license, reliable transportation, and ability to show proof of registration/insurance.
      • You must be 21 years of age or older to drive on behalf of Catholic Charities.
      • Level One Fingerprint clearance or ability to obtain fingerprint clearance; must maintain clearance.
      • Must have or complete within 90 days of hire, training in CPR and First Aid and remain current in the certification.
      • Possesses or acquires, and maintains, valid Maricopa County Environmental Services Food Service Worker Certificate
        Starting Hourly Rate $15.00Work Schedule: Saturday and Sunday 7am-3pm and Monday through Wednesday 9am-5pm.
        Excellent Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, Short-Term Disability, Vacation, Sick Time, 12 Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), 403(b), EAP and Pension Plan
        We Value Diversity!EEO

Keywords: Catholic Charities Community Svcs, Phoenix , House Support Specialist - 1st Shift (FT) - Homeless Veterans, Other , Phoenix, Arizona

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