ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provides for the protection of both the emotional and physical well-being of residents within program guidelines.

• Participates in general client and house maintenance such as supplying linen and personal items, implementing the client chore schedule, performing bed checks, enforcing curfew and other rules, checking chore completion, setting and checking alarms, and checking building for complete clearance during fire drills.

• Provides individual counseling on a weekly basis with clients, assists the client with the identification of goals and implementing a plan.

• Provides trauma-informed care.

• Responsible for primary intake interviews with new clients, completing necessary documentation and determining if client is appropriate for admission.

• Answers crisis line and the emergency hotline. Responsible for awareness of agencies as possible referral resources for crisis callers and residents. Maintains records associated with this duty.

• Attends staff meetings weekly, in-service training as required and meets periodically with the Program Manager for input and exchange of information.

• Observes clients’ daily behavior and documents observations in case notes. Also responsible for daily shift notes and notes on any group sessions conducted.

• Ensures maintenance of the facility as a comfortable and orderly environment, and provides direct crisis intervention services with clients.

• Responsible for conducting house and group session meetings as assigned.

• Responsible for providing supervision and training of new employees and volunteers as assigned.

• Able to give educational presentations to community groups, attend professional meetings when requested and conduct on-site tours.

• Maintains shift log and other paperwork as required.

• Performs job responsibilities in accordance with the Social Work Code of Ethics.

• Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

COMPETENCIES

• Models core culture attributes of VOAC that include “AIRS” (Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Service).

• Models and pursues with vigor VOAC’s three strategical critical virtues of HHS (Hungry, Humble, People Smart).

• Demonstrates servant-leadership and models open communication. Commits to providing a nourishing, truthful, approachable, joyful and healthy environment.

• Demonstrates compassion for helping those that are the most vulnerable in our community. Demonstrates knowledge of or a strong willingness to learn about poverty, human service government programs, VOAC solutions and services, homelessness, aging, veterans, at-risk youth and helping those most vulnerable in our society.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Responsible for providing supervision and training of new employees and volunteers as assigned.

Requirements

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION

• Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in a related area.

• One year of human service experience.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION

• Direct experience working with at-risk populations (i.e. people experiencing homelessness, veterans, and/or survivors of domestic violence)

• Training in de-escalation techniques/conflict mediation

• CPR/ AED Certification

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office products and Windows environment

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Strong organization and problem-solving skills.

• Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license (must pass a background check, credit check, and driving record check).

 

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

• Required to sleep on-site from 11pm to 6am during designated block shift

• This position requires some lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds. Some walking is required to participate in house upkeep.

• Bending, Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling, Reaching, Crouching, Squatting, Lifting (30 to 50 pounds), Balancing, Standing, Sitting, Hand/Foot motions, Walking, Seeing (Close and distant vision, Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Assess, Estimate), Depth Perception, Hearing/Listening, Speaking/Shouting (Communicate, Discern, Convey, Express, Exchange), Use of Hands/Fingers (Grasping, Holding, Touching), Thinking, Calculating, Memory/Recall, Exposure to Indoor and Outdoor environments.

 

POSITION TYPE AND EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

• Full-time, 2 ½ day block shift (includes: overnights/weekends/holidays), 24/7/365.

 

LOCATION

• Southwest Safehouse- Durango, CO

 

Position Salary Range:

$18.77 – $23.02

 

Starting Pay:

$18.77

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