Kairos House On Call 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 health
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: Kairos House is a permanent supportive housing program for adults with mental health diagnoses who have experienced homelessness. The program seeks to support residents in achieving health, financial, and housing stability. Support Staff are an integral part of this process because they deliver direct services and create a safe and dignified environment for residents. This is done by caring for the needs of the individual residents and the collective needs of the house.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
We are seeking an empathetic, experienced, recovery-oriented individual for an On-Call Support Staff position. The individual will have flexible availability, and have the ability to cover weekday and weekend shifts, during the hours of 8am-4pm, 4pm-12am and 12am-8am.
· Working with residents on medication monitoring
· Serving and/or preparing meals (for 36 residents)
· Completing hourly rounds; documenting observations and resident activity
· Maintaining building safety and safety of residents at all times
· Minimum of 1 year related experience
· High School Diploma or equivalent
· Ability to interact appropriately and in a supportive manner with residents and staff
· Very strong communication, organizational and writing skills
· Knowledge of crisis intervention and de-escalation
ServSafe Certification preferred. 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).
- Pay Type Hourly
- Philadelphia, PA, USA