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Responsible for working directly with shelter participants to ensure all shelter policies and procedures are followed.

Essential Functions (specific duties include – but are not limited to):      

  • Maintain confidentiality, support participants to meet “Key” goals to ensure homelessness is short, brief and rare in Carroll County
  • Interact with shelter participants, facilitate their understanding of and adherence to shelter procedures
  • Use positive motivational interviewing techniques to deescalate crisis situations when necessary; call Mobile Crisis team, and or 911 when necessary
  • Complete daily shift report, contact logs, data entry for Program Entry into HMIS System and daily chore charts, communicate to shift reliever any unfinished tasks from previous shift
  • Administer “Keys to Success” policies which includes providing positive re-enforcement, and writing action plans to prevent behavioral challenges
  • Supervise housekeeping and laundry facilities to ensure clean, safe and sanitary conditions regarding meal prep, food storage, bathrooms, bedrooms, and common areas
  • Complete hourly facility safety and policy adherence checks inside and outside of facility
  • Ensure children are always under parental supervision
  • Monitor doors, phone and security cameras
  • Restrict entrance to the shelter to participants only
  • Report needed repairs and/or maintenance issues to Lead Shelter Support Staff and/or Shelter Operations Manager
  • Report participant related problems to Shelter Operations Manager in appropriate manner
  • Complete Incident Reports per policy
  • Attend shelter staff meetings as required
  • Attend all mandatory staff training sessions such as but limited to CPR, Non-Violent Intervention and others deemed necessary by HSP
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance at all times.
  • Provide proof of automobile insurance at hire and annually
  • Perform intake and exit duties including; inventory checklist, cleaning and preparing room for new participant(s), disposing of trash, laundering linens, cleaning out refrigerator and cabinets, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   Candidates for this position must possess the following skills: Able to work with individuals with varying barriers to housing including, mental illness, Substance abuse, Trauma and, criminal history. Effective interpersonal & communication skills to accomplish program objectives; effective teamwork skills to interact with case management team, shelter residents and volunteers to support the mission and goals of the program; household management skills to effectively accomplish duties. Ability to take direction and work autonomously. Ability to de-escalate situations and/or follow security policies to maintain a safe environment.

Educational Requirements: Candidates for this position are required to have a diploma or certificate of completion from an accredited high school or equivalent program. Computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required. Must be positive, cooperative and supportive.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Work Environment: Candidates for this position are considered Essential Personnel and must follow the Shelter In Place plan (see attached). Direct interaction with shelter residents including children of all ages.  Will work at all work sites including Women’s, Men’s, Family, Safe Haven, and Cold Weather shelters. Must be prepared to work during all-weather environments.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: Flexible availability needed. Hours include day, evening, awake overnight and weekends. Must work a weekend shift every week.  Day will vary depending upon coverage needs

Travel Requirements: None.

To apply for this job email your details to recruiting@hspinc.org

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