Respite Staff are covering shifts for full-time Supported Housing Staff and assume the same overall responsibilities. Respite Staff are responsible for the overall safety of program residents and management of the supported housing facility.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervise and engage residents in program expectations:
Perform facility maintenance to uphold a professional atmosphere
Assist residents in carrying out daily routines and achieving goals outlined in their service plans
Support skill building in life skill areas
Adhere to resident medication plans
Support residents and/or case managers with move-in and move-out procedures
Responsible for accurate and timely completion of record keeping including:
Communication and cross over with other staff is expected including the following:
It is expected the Respite staff will respond to all requests for coverage to detail if they can take a shift or not. This can be done via email, text or phone calls.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
High school degree required and Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Minimum of one year experience working with at-risk adolescents. .
Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development and at-risk youth including the following: mental health and substance abuse issues; trauma; attachment issues; complex family dynamics; developmental challenges
Knowledge of life skills work including: meal preparation, budgeting, cleaning, healthy decision making, conflict resolution, and job readiness/employment skills.
Ability to set limits and maintain appropriate boundaries. Model professional conduct in and out of work.
Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, and religion.
Valid driver’s license preferred.
This is both a field and office position and may require some travel for activities, client appointment, etc. Due to the nature of supported housing work shifts include days, evenings, awake overnights, weekends, and holidays. Schedules and shifts are subject to change.
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