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Social Services Associate

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Shepherd's Table
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Silver Spring, MD
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Published 18 days ago

Please note that all Shepherd's Table staff and volunteers must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Proof of vaccination is required for all new hires.

Position Summary

The Social Services Associate is responsible for assisting in the daily operation and management of the Social Services division which includes the Resource Center, Eye Clinic and Weekend Day Program

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Staffs the Resource Center in conjunction with the Social Services division and volunteers
  • Provides on-going support to clients as needed while they're accessing services at ST
  • Works in coordination with Interfaith Works and other providers in providing on-going services to clients that leads to housing
  • Administers Montgomery County's VSPAT assessment tool to new clients and refers them to on-going case management services
  • Provides in-house crisis intervention counseling as needed. Refers to appropriate providers as needed
  • Assists with ST participation in the annual point-in-time survey
  • Assists with ST internal annual client survey
  • Facilitates the Eye Clinic, scheduling the physician and patients
  • Receives and processes mail
  • Assists clients with vouchers for prescription assistance
  • Assists clients with transportation needs by providing tokens and cab fare as necessary
  • Works with clients to access other provider and government services
  • Maintains accurate program and client data on Salesforce and HMIS and provides monthly reports
  • Available to work a flexible schedules including some weekends and holidays
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of the homeless population and available services
  • Able to intervene in crisis situations using sound judgement
  • Excellent communication skills with clients, volunteers and other providers
  • Strong skills in working with other providers to access the best services for clients
  • Ability to lead and work with a team in accomplishing the mission
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, sociology or related field and/or 3+ years of job experience working with the homeless population
  • Two plus years of experience providing services to people experiencing poverty


Please note that all Shepherd's Table staff and volunteers must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Proof of vaccination is required for all new hires.

Position Summary

The Social Services Associate is responsible for assisting in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 18, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 15, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Compensation

USD 45,000 - USD 50,000

Benefits

The Benefits offered by Shepherd’s Table are numerous. Health insurance is through Kaiser Permanente. Employees pay only $10 per pay period toward this insurance which is deducted from their pay. Employees may elect to carry dental insurance through Dominion Dental. Each employee pays individually for this and it is deducted from your pay each month. Short- and long-term disability insurance is paid in full for every FT employee. Shepherd’s Table also pays life insurance in full for each FT employee. The amount of insurance is based on yearly income. We have a 403(b)-retirement savings plan with Vanguard/Ascensus that employees may elect to contribute towards. Shepherd’s Table will match up to 2% of an employee’s salary annually.

All full-time employees receive 160 hours of paid time off per year. This includes 80 hours of what is generally known as vacation time as well as 80 hours to replace holidays. Since Shepherd’s Table is open 365 days a year, we do not have set holidays off, but rather give staff the 80 additional hours of paid time off (PTO). A holiday is just like any other day and must be requested off. Through this process we ensure that we have coverage every day of the year and we give employees greater flexibility in using PTO. After 3 years of service an employee receives an additional 40 hours of PTO. In addition, all FTE receive 96 hours of sick leave per year (12 days).

The Benefits offered by Shepherd’s Table are numerous. Health insurance is through Kaiser Permanente. Employees pay only $10 per pay period toward this insurance which is deducted…

Level of Language Proficiency

English required

Spanish a plus

English required

Spanish a plus

Location

On-site
8106 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States

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Please send a cover letter and resume to Jerome Chambers, Director of Social Services

jchambers@shepherdstable.org

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