This position provides support for youth staying in the winter warming shelter. Staff is expected to be active participants in the supported housing community & activities that support youth to achieve their goals. Staff will model effective, appropriate, and timely communication with others regarding resident updates. Timely and accurate completion of record keeping is also essential to this position. Please specify the position you are applying for.
This is a temporary position as the Warming Shelter is open November 1-March 31.
Full Time Overnight • Monday – Friday 12:00 am – 8:00 am 1 position
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support and encourage youth to set and meet goals, as well as providing referrals to area resources
Assist youth in job searches, housing searches, etc.
Secure and distribute resident medication
Responsible for accurate and timely completion of record keeping including:
Individual youth files, notes, daily data entry, documentation of critical incidents in Foothold
Daily follow-up with e-mail and voice mail to Spectrum staff, supervisor, etc
Communication and cross over with other staff is expected including the following:
Update on the shift and status of all youth
Medication, critical information discussed
Communicate maintenance needs that arise to the Intake Coordinator
Contribute and participate in the overall growth and improvement of the supported housing program
Set-up and break-down of the shelter space as needed
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, job readiness/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.
Adherence to agency code of ethics and all policies and procedures.
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