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

EMERGENCY SHELTER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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!

Position Title: Part Time Direct Care Specialist

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 SHIFTS

Part-time Direct Care Specialist – We are a 24 hour a day facility and there are a number of shifts available for a total of up to 25 hours per week. Please indicate your hours of availability in your cover letter.

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 bret.oglesby@cesctlh.org, placing position title in the subject. Emails without resume, cover letter and position title in subject field will not be considered.


Case Manager- Westgate

General Job Description

We are only considering applicants that include a cover letter indicating why they are interested in this position. Include a cover letter in order to be considered.

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist residents of Westgate by developing an individualized plan to successfully overcome barriers, establish financial and personal independence, and achieve personal goals through wraparound support and guidance. As residents of Westgate program have a wide variety of personal needs and barriers, it is the responsibility of the Westgate Case Manager to navigate the best course of action for the needs of the individual, on a case by case basis.

Specific duties that relate to the Case Manager position at Westgate include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Director and Program Manager in monitoring residents’ behavior, program compliance, etc. to determine if ongoing housing at Westgate is appropriate.
  • Collaborate with partner agencies in developing plans for their clients to be potentially housed at Westgate.
  • Counsel residents when necessary, particularly use of “Conflict Resolution” techniques.
  • Work daily with clients to develop helpful rapport.
  • Provide compassionate, client-centered case management services with a focus on identifying needs to assure housing stability.
  • Perform crisis intervention, as appropriate.
  • Complete referrals for housing, government benefits, healthcare, mental health services, substance abuse services, clothing, employment, educational opportunities, and disability support, as appropriate.
  • Offer clients additional social work services including counseling, advocacy and service coordination.
  • Utilize a collaborative process with team members and community partners to provide service linkages and support systems to effectively serve clients.
  • Ensure timely and thorough documentation of all case management services, including in-person meetings and collateral contacts.
  • Honor and maintain strict confidentiality in all areas: written, spoken and observed communication
  • Demonstrate knowledge of community resources for which people experiencing homelessness qualify and connect clients with these community services.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
  • Possess knowledge of programs and policies that impact people experiencing homelessness.
  • Participate in weekly supervision and team meetings.
  • Provide compassionate, client-centered case management services with a focus on identifying needs to assure housing stability.
  • Some evening or weekend hours may be required.

Required Job skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills,
  • Ability to remain focused and calm in dynamic, fast-paced environment ,
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills,
  • Demonstrated professional and appropriate behavior in the work place,
  • Commitment to practicing the values of dignity and respect with clients, coworkers and community partners,
  • Cooperative and flexible with people and systems,
  • Proficiency with Windows, MS Office (Excel and Word), email, database use.

Background Checks:

  • Must be able to pass a background check

Agency Background:

Westgate is a low-cost, low-barrier housing program for individuals in the Tallahassee community.

Our primary focus is providing residents with low barrier housing and access to services that foster continued growth.

Residents are expected to follow community rules otherwise they are subject to penalties or departure from our community. This program will be a success if participants find it to be a comfortable place to live. Therefore, we will be vigilant to protect the sense of community.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.42 /hour

Experience:

  • Human Services: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

Typical start time:

  • 8AM

Typical end time:

  • 8PM

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends required
  • 8 hour shift

To Apply:

Send resume with cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position and your availability for shifts to: Randall Vick at Randall.Vick@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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