Current openings for employment at Interfaith Community Services are listed below. Click the links to learn more about each opportunity.
- This full time position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Interfaith’s shelter for mentally ill men and for providing life skills training to residents. This position is part of a team and may be asked to assist at other shelters. Specific duties include but are not limited to:
- For the safety of the clients, be on-site throughout the night and during specified daytime hours per contract requirements.
- Provide direct assistance to shelter residents including emergency transportation when appropriate. Provide basic and general life skills instruction to shelter residents (hygiene, grooming, nutrition, money management, etc.) Provide guidance and encouragement to help shelter residents successfully move through the program.
- Monitor physical and behavioral health of shelter residents and report concerns to Supervisor promptly. Meet weekly or more frequently with Supervisor as needed.
- Respond to emergency phone calls from clients when off site. If a client needs immediate assistance, return to the property or relay information to an available team member.
- Handle client emergencies by calming and assisting the client, calling emergency personnel and/or contacting the client’s behavioral health case manager, as appropriate. Report emergencies to Supervisor promptly.
- Provide backup coverage at other shelters as requested by Supervisor.
- Lead shelter residents by example by following a sober, responsible lifestyle. No alcohol or illegal drugs are permitted on the property. All guests must be approved by Supervisor in advance.
- Maintain a safe and sanitary living environment; ensure that property meets standards to pass City and County inspections.
- Perform minor repairs as needed; contact Interfaith maintenance personnel to request repairs that require specific experience.
- Meet weekly with Mental Health Systems Outreach Worker/Case Manager regarding shelter residents; interface with Mental Health Systems more frequently, as needed.
- Support the delivery of Peer Support Services (PSS) at the shelter through ongoing contact and coordination with the PSS provider.
- Maintain daily census; be responsible for required reports and enter data in Service Point and/or other database programs as required.
- Participate in annual County BHS site monitoring visits.
- Insure the shelter remains free of drugs, alcohol, weapons, and violence.
- Insure plentiful food supplies for residents utilizing pantry and food budget.
- Work closely with faith and business communities to solicit food, meals and hygiene supplies for residents.
- Coordinate special projects and holiday activities with interested community groups with assistance from the Volunteer Coordinator.
- Advocate for mentally ill and homeless populations.
- Conduct site tours to interested parties as requested by Supervisor.
- Attend and participate in program and agency meetings and trainings.
- Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
- Supervise all program activities including outreach, enrollment, placement, training and follow-up for VA contracts to insure that all projected goals are met.
- Provide assistance to the Director of Veterans Services in grant writing, program development and Budgeting.
- Working with the Director of Veterans Services, provide marketing strategies and advertising for VA Programs.
- Establish linkages with appropriate private and public veteran service agencies.
- Coordinate with the VA to assure program compliance and enhance the collaborative efforts in contract activities.
- Provide monthly/quarterly/annual reports as scheduled to the VA and Director of Veterans Services.
- Monitor all staff job performance, complete annual evaluations, ensure on-going staff training and development, and participate in the hiring of staff for department.
- Monitor all in-house databases (Excel and Service Point) ensuring timely and correct data input.
- Assist with budget development and compliance, and fiscal reporting.
- Represent Interfaith Community Services at all administrative and networking meetings as well as local, State, and Federal Conferences.
- As may be required, provide individual vocational services to clients, including testing and evaluation as well as case management.
- All other duties as assigned by the Director of Veterans Services
- Assesses suitability of eligible veterans for the GPD programs.
- Administers the Addition Severity Index and other assessment tools.
- Establishes the Individual Service Plan (ISP) for each resident.
- Meets with residents weekly to assess and document progress towards ISP goals.
- Completes accurate and meaningful case notes.
- Complete all necessary documentation to ensure compliance with funding and licensing requirements.
- Counsels residents and makes referrals to clinical staff as appropriate.
- Performs outreach as required by GPD grants.
- Other duties as assigned