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Spectrum is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which youth and adults of all diverse identities are treated with respect, dignity, and equity, and a community that is free from the weight of hate, discrimination, and fear. To read our entire Diversity Statement, click here.


Warming Shelter Staff

The positions provides support for youth staying in the winter warming shelter. Staff is expected to be active participants in the supported housing community & activities that support youth to achieve their goals. Staff will model effective, appropriate, and timely communication with others regarding resident updates. Timely and accurate completion of record keeping is also essential to this position.

These are temporary full and part time positions as the Shelter is open November  1-March 31.

Full time. The schedule requires availability between 5pm and 1am, 5 days per week,  Monday – Friday.

Full time overnight. The schedule requires availability between 12am and 8am, 5 days per week, Monday – Friday.

Part time. The schedule requires availability between 5pm and 1am, 2 days per week, Saturday & Sunday.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Willingness to work as a member of a comprehensive treatment team with homeless youth ages 18-24
  • Creating and encouraging a healthy living space and community as well as responsibility for overall safety and daily function of the shelter
  • Daily assessment and face to face interaction with youth
  • Daily documentation via Electronic Medical Record system
  • Creativity, problem solving, and crisis management
  • Utilizing techniques to encourage and motivate youth
  • Attendance and completion of trainings, as assigned

A Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field or equivalent work experience is preferred. Experience with young adults who have mental health and substance abuse issues is beneficial.

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Drop-In Center Program Manager

The Drop-In Center provides basic mental health and substance abuse screening, self-sufficiency screening, life skills training and support, access to healthy activities, and active case management/referral to other services.  The Drop-In Program Manager will have knowledge of community resources and other Spectrum programs in order to make appropriate referrals and will actively cultivate relationships with other community stakeholders.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage day-to-day operations in the Drop-In Center
  • Supervise program staff and volunteers
  • Develop and implement program policy and procedures consistent with those of the Agency
  • Develop  and maintain all program records
  • Maintain state and federal reports
  • Ensure that grant deliverables are integrated into programming, data collection, and reporting

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, public administration is preferred or Bachelor’s degree plus healthcare management certificate or relevant experience required. Minimum three years’ experience in social work or counseling field and supervisory/management experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development and at risk
  • Ability to provide leadership to staff engendering trust and teamwork while also setting limits and boundaries.  Model professional conduct in and out of work environment
  • Ability to engage youth
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Knowledge of local and state wide services and resources
  • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion
  •  A valid driver’s license and a reliable car

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The above duties will be carried out in a variety of settings including on-site, street settings, various community meeting settings and public gatherings.

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Supported Housing Staff

This position provides support for, and encourages, youth to achieve the goals outlined in their service plan. Staff is expected to be active participants in the supported housing community & activities that support youth to achieve their goals. Timely and accurate completion of record keeping is also essential to this position.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Programming
    • Support and encourage youth to carry out daily routines and achieve goals outlined in their service plans.
    • Take youth on activities, job searching and or to volunteer opportunities.
    • Administer resident medication.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely completion of record keeping including:
    • Individual youth files, daily data entry, documentation of critical incidents
    • Daily follow-up with e-mail and voice mail
    • Time sheets, expense reports
  • Communication and cross over with other staff is expected including the following:
    • Update on the shift and status of all youth
    • Medication, UA, critical information discussed
  • Communicate maintenance needs that arise to the Intake Coordinator
  • Participation and attendance is expected at bi-weekly individual supervision and weekly staff     meetings
  • Support the training of new staff and respite personnel as assigned.
  • Contribute and participate in the overall growth and improvement of the supported housing program.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • High school degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Minimum one year experience working with at-risk youth in a residential setting or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development including the following: mental health and substance abuse issues; trauma; attachment issues; complex family dynamics; developmental challenges and educational issues.
  • Knowledge of life skills work including: meal preparation, budgeting, cleaning & personal hygiene, job readiness/employment skills.
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries and ability to set limits.
  • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion.
  • Adherence to agency code of ethics and all policies and procedures.
  • Valid driver’s license preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position requires flexibility and travel for activities, client appointment, etc. Due to the nature of supported housing work shifts include days, evenings, awake overnights, weekends, and holidays

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