Employment

Position Announcement

Interested in working in a fast-paced environment with a dynamic team?

EMERGENCY SHELTER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Part-time Men’s Dorm Overnight Direct Care Specialist & Part-time Direct Care Specialist

Interested in working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment? Join The Kearney Center team! The Kearney Center provides temporary emergency shelter and housing focused services to people experiencing homelessness, in a safe environment that promotes dignity and respect.

If you have a passion for working with people experiencing homelessness and a commitment to serving them in an emergency shelter environment, this is an opportunity for you!

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide compassionate, client-centered customer service
  • Attend to the needs of people experiencing homelessness in a shelter environment where an average of 375 people access services and sleep overnight, with special attention to clients’ safety and well-being. .
  • Contribute to care and cleanliness of the facility
  • Assist clients in understanding the processes and following the guidelines of the facility
  • Utilize trauma-informed care and de-escalation principles with clients in a busy, high-volume shelter environment
  • Document incidents and updates for smooth flow of information between shifts
  • Perform routine facility walk-abouts to be aware of activities throughout the building, ensuring client safety and comfort

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Compassionate and open-minded
  • Ability to remain focused and calm in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage and embrace change, risk and uncertainty
  • Willingness to embrace and actively support the unique and evolving culture and values of The Kearney Center
  • Commitment to practicing the values of dignity and respect with clients, coworkers and community partners
  • Cooperative and flexible with people and systems
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

  • Part-time Men’s Dorm Overnight Direct Care Specialist: 20 hours per week, $11.00 per hour, consisting of two 10 hour overnight shifts from 11pm-9am. Shifts available: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.
  • Part-time Direct Care Specialist: 20 hours per week, $11.00 per hour, from the following shifts:
    • Daytime shift – Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 4:30pm
    • Early morning shift: Monday through Sunday: 5am – 9am

TO APPLY:

  • Send resume with cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position and your availability for shifts to: Bret Oglesby at oglesby@cesctlh.org, placing position title in the subject. Emails without resume, cover letter and position title in subject field will not be considered.

© 2015 The Kearney Center
2650 Municipal Way Tallahassee, FL. 32304
Phone:(850) 792-9000
Fax: (850) 536-6053

The Kearney Center is focused on eradicating homelessness throughout Tallahassee and the Big Bend region.

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Looking to get more involved in our mission? Reach out to us at support@kearneycenter.org to learn more.