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Catholic Community Services Advocate (Full-time) - Anchor in Des Moines, Washington

Overview

Full-timeposition starting at $21.53/hr. (D.O.E) with COMPETITIVE BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability

  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account

  • Generous PTO, paid sick time, 15 days of paid vacations, 13 days of paid holidays, plus a personal holiday

  • CCS/CHS 403(b) Employee Saving Plan

  • Employee assistance program

  • Lots of room for advancement

    Program Description The South King County Shelter (Anchor) serves adults ages 18 and older. These programs directly address the issues of homelessness in South King County by providing a safe place for homeless individuals to rest and receive a nourishing meal, as well as giving them the opportunity to stabilize and work on self-sufficiency through case management. Those who stay at the shelter are provided with case management services which focus on addressing income needs, mental health and CD issues, Veterans’ services, securing permanent affordable housing and health care for each individual.

Responsibilities

Direct service to people who are homeless

  • Provide crisis intervention and advocacy to participants.

  • Coordinate with other social service agency workers (case managers, social workers, medical professionals) to provide for clients' immediate needs.

  • Model interpersonal and living skills for clients.

  • Enforce building and program rules, including bar policy.

  • Maintain and safe and comfortable shelter environment, including physical set-up and light janitorial duties, when necessary.

  • Work as a team with other colleagues on shift and be able to work independently without direct supervision.

    Client intake, assessment and advocacy

  • Orient new clients into the program.

  • Review and record in log book to ensure program consistency.

  • Maintain client records, updating information on an ongoing basis.

  • Explain and enforce policies and procedures.

  • Maintain accurate residents count throughout shifts.

  • Engage outside professionals (Mental Health Professionals, Medics, Police) when appropriate.

    Concierge Duties

  • Manage front desk and building security, including welcoming clients, visitors, and donors, monitoring security cameras and lobby, enforcing building and program rules, and sanitizing client belongings.

  • Perform routine walk through of the entire building to engage with clients and ensure safety.

  • Process messages and maintain accurate client tracking records, including the bar list.

  • Answer phones and provide information to callers about the program.

  • Assist outside vendor with serving meals that are prepared off-site and delivered to the building.

  • Assist participants as they move into or out of the building as needed.

    Maintain client information according to Quality Assurance standards

  • Maintain client information and ensure all necessary documentation is included.

  • Complete logs and other required documents explained by supervisor

    Job Conditions

    This position requires the employee to work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material. Other exposures could include cleaning supplies, bedbugs, chemicals involved in pest control, paint and other materials used in building maintenance, building temperature fluctuations, dust, noise, and odors. Working conditions include interruptions, crisis response, and regular interactions with individuals who are dealing with issues of chemical dependency and/or mental illness, or are experiencing anger or frustration.

    Physical And Mental Acuity Requirements

    The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to hear telephone rings, phone conversation and face-to-face conversation, door bells and emergency alarms.

  • Able to speak clearly in person and on the telephone.

  • Able to hand write legibly.

  • Vision that enables person to read normal size print and handwritten notes; and distance and peripheral vision than enables person to monitor living spaces and identify concerns that require staff response.

  • Able to sit for sustained periods of time.

  • Able to walk the entire building and ascend and descend stairs quickly to move from one floor to another in order to respond to emergency situations.

  • Mobility/dexterity of hands/arms to enable keying into a unit or other locked area as well as using computers and other office equipment.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and to work independently and as a team member.

  • Ability to regularly lift and carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally up to 40 pounds.

  • Regularly able to perform duties as assigned.

  • Able to make independent decisions and apply sound judgment in performing job duties.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • 6 months of experience working with people experiencing homelessness.

  • Experience or knowledge of mental illness and addictions.

  • Knowledge and experience with crisis intervention.

  • Commitment to harm reduction program model.

  • Committed to developing and safekeeping a workplace that values and supports a positive team orientated work environment.

  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.

  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.

  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and adhere to Agency driver responsibilities.

  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.

  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.

  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

  • Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • College level classes toward degree in Social Service.

  • Previous work experience in programs that work with high needs participants.

  • CPR/First Aid training.

    Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines any increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.

Job LocationsUS-WA-Des Moines

Posted Date8 months ago(6/29/2023 10:58 PM)

Job ID 2023-6791

of Openings 1

Category Social Services/Direct Client Services

Min USD $21.53/Hr.

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