Women of Change Support Staff
THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME
The mission of the Project HOME
community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of
homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to
enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members
of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment
where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the
confidence to move toward self-actualization.
Project HOME achieves its mission
through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of
supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of
homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic
development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through
providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and
Project HOME is committed to social
and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the
realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and
with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.
Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.
THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME
The work of Project HOME is rooted
in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.
We believe that all persons are
entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education,
employment, and health care.
We believe in the transformational
power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the
degradation of homelessness and poverty.
We believe that working to end
homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our
We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.
Job Summary Women of Change (WOC) is a low demand safe haven residence that serves 25 women who are living with mental illness and have experienced chronic street homelessness. Residents may also be facing substance use and/or health issues. The full-time Support Staff position is for 3 different shifts:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
General duties include:
· Conduct hourly rounds of the dorm, including checking on the safety and security of residents, and that the building is secure and monitors are working properly.
· Document hourly rounds in the log book, reporting any activity of note or critical incidents.
· Monitor front and back door access, and general safety of residents in outdoor spaces, (courtyards, steps, etc.)
· Manage crisis situations. Become familiar with emergency/crisis procedures. Contact emergency services and on-call staff in case of resident emergency or property emergency (flood, fire).
· Advise and remind residents of morning appointments, including waking residents up as needed.
· Establish and maintain healthy relationships with residents, including interacting with residents who are up and in common areas at night
· Identify maintenance issues and submit a work order as appropriate and contact maintenance/property staff if emergency repair.
· Attend staff meetings as scheduled.
· Attend required trainings as scheduled.
Specific duties for full-time Support Staff include:
· Kitchen Support Activities:
o Maintain cleanliness of kitchen (wash any remaining dishes, empty trash as needed, cleaning projects per instructions from kitchen coordinator).
o Assist shift partner in preparation for dinner (set out dishes, napkins and utensils; heat up food; other prep activities per menu and instructions from kitchen coordinator).
o Document tasks on kitchen log when complete.
· Medication Monitoring and Medication Room Management:
o Prepare medication room station (filling water container before medication monitoring, refilling supply of cups, gloves, forms, pens; wiping down table, etc.)
o Assist residents to comply with taking their prescribed medications per medication monitoring policy and protocols. (Can be jointly conducted with shift partner as appropriate)
o Review medication supply for each resident (including overflow bin) and create list of medications to be called into the pharmacy for any needing to be refilled.
o Organize medication logs in weekly binders. Xerox and maintain supply of medication signature logs for use with medication monitoring.
· A high school diploma (or equivalent)
· Excellent documentation and organization skills
· Able to engage persons in conversations to develop rapport and foster residents’ self-esteem and dignity.
· Ability to work well on a team
· Ability to appropriately manage crisis situationss
· Other tasks as needed/assigned
· ServSafe Certification - Certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire/start date. Must be maintained at all times, which requires re-certification every 5 years (Project HOME will pay for certification and re-certification).
· Experience working with persons with substance abuse, mental health issues and/or homelessness
Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Pay Type Hourly
- Philadelphia, PA, USA