This position provides support for, and encourages, residents to achieve the goals outlined in their service plan. Staff is expected to be active participants in the supported housing community & activities that support residents to achieve their goals. The hours for this position are Saturday through Monday, 4:00 pm to 2:00 am, and Tuesday 3:00 pm-1:00 am.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support and encourage residents to carry out daily routines and achieve goals outlined in their service plans.
Take residents on activities, job searching and or to volunteer opportunities.
Administer resident medication.
Responsible for accurate and timely completion of record keeping including:
Individual client files, chronologs, daily data entry, documentation of critical incidents
Communication and cross over with other staff is expected including the following:
Update on the shift and status of all residents
Medication, UA, critical information discussed
Contribute and participate in the overall growth and improvement of the supported housing program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
High school degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Minimum one year experience working with at-risk youth in a residential setting or equivalent experience.
Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development including the following: mental health and substance abuse issues; trauma; attachment issues; complex family dynamics; developmental challenges and educational issues.
Knowledge of life skills work including: meal preparation, budgeting, cleaning, & personal hygiene, employment skills.
Maintain appropriate boundaries and ability to set limits.
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 position requires flexibility and 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.