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Intro/ Program Description: The Baxter Safe Haven is a transitional housing residence for homeless adults, many with mental illness. Goddard Riverside Community Center is committed to building community and enhancing the lives of vulnerable New Yorkers by meeting essential human needs. With 27 programs across 22 sites, Goddard Riverside is an advocate for the interests of our community members, as well as a provider of a continuum of vital services, including food and shelter programs, assistance for homeless and mentally ill men and women, and comprehensive educational, cultural and recreational programs for adults and children.


Purpose of Position: Assist tenants in the development of daily independent living skills, including assisting with laundry, personal hygiene and providing meals. Maintain attendance and monitor status of clients.  Receive meal deliveries and maintain kitchen. Perform client intakes and provide an orientation of the facility at check in.  Document intakes, bed swaps, attendance and incident reports via CARES

 

Schedule: Day, Evening, Overnight Shifts - Monday through Sunday 


Role, Responsibilities & Essential Duties 

  • Perform daily room and bed inspections
  • Escort client to appointments
  • Assist in the monitoring and development of resident’s daily independent living skills
  • Provide resident welcome kits and toiletry items
  • Perform nightly bed counts
  • Heat and serve meals
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Manage operations desk
  • Answer phones when necessary
  • Help maintain the cleanliness of the building
  • Monitor common areas to ensure proper usage
  • Work collaboratively with building staff to assist tenants and ensure tenant safety

 

Qualifications/ Educational Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Associates Degree preferred
  • 2 years of applicable experience in shelter or residential setting
  • Passion for working with individuals and families who are in transitional housing
  • Excellent communication skills, comfortable working with others
  • Ability to maintain submit timely and accurate records
  • Knowledge of DHS requirements and protocols
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues with diplomacy and discretion
  • Must be able to multi task with strong organizational skills
  • Food Protection Certificate will be required
  • Driver’s License preferred
  • Bilingual is a plus

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Prior work experience with homeless/ mentally ill individualss helpful, but not required
  • Computer Literate
  • Highly organized
  • Strong communication skills
  • Detail orientated and systems savvy
  • Compassionate and personable
  • Team-orientated

 

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, OneDrive Excel, etc.
  • Able to use or learn multiple databases including CARES

 

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent bending, kneeling, walking, climbing and lifting to 50 lbs.

 

Work Environment

  • Work site is in a residential building - Indoor office
  • Facility grounds
  • Warming Kitchen
  • Occasional visits to client rooms
  • Escort residents to appointments
  • Outdoor work required


Intro/ Program Description: The Baxter Safe Haven is a transitional housing residence for homeless adults, many with mental illness. Goddard Riverside Community Center is committed to building community and enhancing the lives of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Benefits

Excellent benefits!

Excellent benefits!

Location

On-site
Baxter Ave, Queens, NY 11373, USA

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