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Support Staff - NV Cares Campus

Company: Volunteers of America
Location: Reno
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

_ WHO WE ARE: __Established locally in 1911, Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada (VOA NCNN) is one of the region's largest providers of social services. Our professional staff operates more than 40 locally managed and delivered programs. Services include food and shelter, counseling, independent living and parenting skills, substance-abuse treatment and rehabilitation, and job training. E__very night_ _VOA NCNN provides shelter or housing to over 3,500 men, women, and children._ OUR MISSION: To change individual lives, instill hope, increase self-worth and facilitate independence, through quality housing, employment, and related supportive services. PROGRAM AND LOCATION : VOA is recruiting on-call, part-time, and full-time Support Staff positions for our Nevada Cares Campus. The Nevada Cares Campus offers a safe place and a way forward for men and women experiencing homelessness in the Reno area. In partnership with Washoe County, the Nevada Cares Campus provides emergency shelter for up to 600 adult individuals and couples. Clients are able to bring their pets and possessions with them as they access support services and case management. Full-time employees (working 30 or more hours a week) are eligible for a benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation, health, dental, vision, life, and short-term disability insurance coverage. POSITION SUMMARY: The Support Staff is responsible for assuring quality service in a safe, non-judgmental manner to all program participants compassionately and professionally as it relates to the specific program objectives. Objectives include supportive interaction with program participants and team members, assessment of participant's needs, supporting the safety and the integrity of all residents, and performing all work duties as required. Work is performed in a cost-effective and service-oriented manner as it relates to established organizational standards. OBJECTIVES/ACTIVITIES: _ A. Responsible for performing daily work requirements to achieve established objectives of the department. _1. Explain program rules and regulations to residents and facilitate participant observance of the rules.2. Coordinate meal preparation/service, bed/sleeping assignments, showers, laundering, and other daily routines.3. Provide "awake" shift coverage and maintain ground security. Conduct hourly safety and security checks during designated periods.4. De-escalate crisis before it develops and respond to the situation in an appropriate manner, providing emergency assistance to participants and co-workers as necessary.5. Maintain daily reports to provide statistical information.6. Perform housekeeping and other maintenance tasks as needed, i.e., change a light bulb, plunge toilet, etc. Prepare dorm areas for the next participant; maintain/monitor staff area cleanliness, etc., to meet health/sanitation requirements of the county.7. Respond to all participant questions and concerns.8. Perform clerical duties on shift, i.e., answer telephone, record messages, and file as necessary.9. Maintain clear, thorough, routine communication with all participants.10. Perform other duties as assigned. _B. _ _Responsible for assistance with participant property management._ 1. Coordinate and inventory all participant property brought into the Nevada Cares Campus.2. Provide participant property as requested.3. Manage the storage of discarded or property left by exited participants based on the timeline aligned with property policy.4. Post removal notices of unattended belongings and unattended bicycles not parked in the appropriate area.5. Maintain safety and security of property at all times._ C. _ _Responsible for all areas of daily program maintenance in compliance with company policies._ 1. Document and report all client concerns and/or infractions that can impact the program's security.2. Oversee and maintains proper linen documentation and inventory control.3. Assist participants with replacements of linen.4. Oversee restrooms/showers and laundry facilities.5. Complete all shift logs, observation logs, and incident reports.6. Monitor program equipment and supplies inventory and take appropriate action to replace or restock as needed.7. Secure approval for exceptions to standard policy.8. Notify management of potential workflow problems and resource needs necessary to attain performance standards.9. Adhere to staffing schedules to provide adequate/safe staffing coverage and accomplish program objectives.10. Communicate with on-site program staff, Shelter Supervisor, service providers, and external county/state/city program representatives as required.11. Direct available resources as required.12. Comprehend and adhere to ethical standards, program philosophy guidelines, and confidentiality laws _D. Responsible for the assistance of training and development of new staff._ 1. Assist the Shelter Supervisors and Assistant Shelter Director in department orientation and training of new employees as requested to assure quality work outcomes.2. Identify ongoing training for new and existing staff and report needs to management.3. Serve as part of the program development team by providing information and support for developing quality operations.4. Maintain an above-average working knowledge of fire, safety, and health standards to assure a safe work environment for clients and all personnel._ E. _ _Responsible for all areas of the mail program._ 1. Process participant mail with a date stamp, sort, forward, etc.2. Assist participants with signing up for mail service.3. Assign mail slots to participants for mail service.4. Distribute mail daily to participants, staff, and agencies located at the Nevada Cares Campus. _F. Responsible for assistance with participant development._ 1. Support the VOA Staff in implementing plans to assist the residents in successfully completing the program.2. Notify VOA Staff and Washoe County Case Management Staff of pertinent participant issues.3. Role model positive behavior to help clients as they work towards self-sufficiency. _G. Responsible for self-development._ 1. Continually learn and enhance technical and interpersonal skills.2. Attend staff meetings/assigned training and complete required certifications, i.e. CPR, First Aid, etc. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: This position requires demonstrated ability to communicate and comprehend oral and written instructions and provide services to participants without ethnic or social prejudices. The position requires general knowledge of issues and challenges unique to homelessness, substance abuse, young adults, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Must be able to utilize a range of interventions to work with participants with varying needs and levels of functioning. Must be flexible to work irregular hours and be willing to function as a team member. Computer skills required. Requires CPR and First Aid training within ninety (90) days of employment, re-certification as necessary, and T.B. testing annually. A valid Nevada driver's license is preferred. Must undergo a criminal background check. SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED: Teamwork skills Oral and written communication skills Ability to de-escalate crisis situations and assist residents and staff in emergencies Organizational skills Analytical and decision-making ability PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Lift and move up to 30 pounds Physically able to safely maneuver the weight distribution of a client in an emergency Stand, walk, bend, stoop, and sit frequently Kneel occasionally Climb stairs as needed Be able to maneuver quickly in emergency situations to assist clients as neededJob Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $17.00 - $19.00 per hourBenefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Employee assistance program Flexible schedule Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insuranceSchedule: 5x8 8 hour shiftExperience: emergency shelter: 1 year (Preferred) social services: 1 year (Preferred)Shift availability: Day Shift (Preferred) Night Shift (Preferred) Overnight Shift (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Volunteers of America, Reno , Support Staff - NV Cares Campus, Other , Reno, Nevada

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