Job Opportunity: Weekend On-Call Residential Coordinator2018-07-19T15:38:53+00:00

Job Opportunity: Weekend On-Call Residential Coordinator

Position Summary

The candidate is primarily responsible for providing emergency intervention by responding to calls from the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline and the Transitional Housing Program clients. The candidate is also responsible for the oversight of the family unit located at the Housing Resource Center (HRC) in Virginia Beach during the scheduled shift. This may include site visits, crisis intervention, and immediate enforcement of program rules and guidelines that pose a threat to the health and well being of other residents. The schedule for this position is Saturday and Sunday from 8:00AM-8:00PM. This is a part time on-call position.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Operate in accordance with the mission of Samaritan House and uphold the agencies values.
  2. Respond to client crises as they arise at the Housing Resource Center. Apprise Transitional Housing Program Supervisor of all emergency situations at the HRC as soon as possible.
  3. Maintain written and electronic communication of incidents and record keeping in accordance with policies and procedures.
  4. Secure transportation and shelter placement for families referred by the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline during non-business hours this includes holidays.
  5. Other duties as assigned.

Required Background:

  • A minimum of a B.A. or B.S. in social work, counseling, criminal justice, or other related disciplines or working towards degree in related field
  • At least one year of experience in crisis intervention work with families experiencing homelessness
  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License
  • CPR certified with adults and children within six months of hire

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of and adherence to agency mission, policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct and mandatory reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of dynamics of homelessness and its relationship with trauma, team model of practice, human development theory across the lifespan, group dynamics theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of models of practice in counseling and advocacy (feminist, humanist, empowerment models).
  • Skills in establishing non-victimizing rapport with families.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with families, staff and interagency professionals.
  • Skills in working with children while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Ability to work effectively in crisis situations, utilizing the teamwork model of practice.
  • Ability to plan and manage own work activities and seek and use supervision effectively to increase skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to maintain and keep records current and complete statistical reports in a timely manner.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English.
  • Ability to use a computer and a telephone.
  • Possess reliable transportation.
  • Possess a valid Virginia Drivers License and a reasonably clean driving record.

Required Physical Skills:

  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle, a car, truck and/or van
  • Ability to walk, climb and reach
  • Ability to conduct & attend meeting

Salary:  Based on experience. Samaritan House is an equal opportunity employer.

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