Housing Support Staff – Weekends and Holidays

JOB FUNCTION:

The Housing Support – Weekends/Holidays will provide youth in MIRCI’s Youth Housing Programs with safe places to congregate on weekends and holidays. This position will be responsible for staff coverage of MIRCI’s Youth Drop-in Center and/or Youth Transitional Living Program. Day and Night Shifts available – this is an awake overnight position.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor’s degree in guidance, counseling or the social sciences and 2 years’ experience in a human service field. Preferred experience in residential treatment environments.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES NEEDED:

  • Knowledge of providing supportive services and assistance to youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
  • Knowledge of crisis interventions.
  • Knowledge and ability to communicate effectively with clients and other staff members.
  • Knowledge of basic health and welfare services provided by other public and private agencies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective contact with individuals, families and representative of other professional disciplines.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and procedures relevant to persons served.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • Provides staff coverage for weekends and holidays in a Youth Drop-in Center or Youth Transitional Living Program environment.
  • Respond to client needs effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Create and maintain safe and welcoming environment for youth.
  • Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship with all youth.
  • Assists and supervises the daily maintenance of the youth residents, as well as the preparation of meals and self-administration of medications and activities to improve social skills/interaction.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must have a valid SC driver’s license and a good driving record.