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Residential Specialist - Domestic Violence Shelter - Lotus House

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Safe Horizon
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Brooklyn, NY
New
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Published 23 days ago

Summary: The Safe Horizon DV Shelter Program provides safe and confidential spaces for DV Survivors and their children.  We are committed to providing these services with empathy, compassion, professionalism, non-judgement, and respect. Our spaces respect survivors’ right to self-determination and focus on giving families and individuals the space, both emotional and physical, to heal from the victimization and trauma they have experienced.


Residential Specialists are engaged in maintaining a safe, secure, healing and orderly environment in Safe Horizon’s residential facilities. 


Responsibilities:

  • Learn and integrate a trauma-informed, client-centered approach, using an anti-oppressive lens, into your work with clients.
  • Assess immediate safety needs and develop a risk management plan during intake of shelter placement calls;
  • Using neutral and non-judgmental language when responding to the needs and requests of clients;
  •  Provide crisis intervention including mediation and de-escalation skills to diffuse situations between residents’ family members and/or roommates;
  • trainings to improve client centered practice skills and knowledge about self-care and vicarious trauma and its impact;
  • Planning, implementing and/or researching self-care and other social activities for clients and their children;
  • Actively participating in donor tours and helping with special client events and holiday parties;
  • Conducting regular health and safety facility checks;
  • Understanding and following emergency procedures, including fire procedures;
  • Sorting and organizing donations of food, clothing, starter kits, etc.;
  • Distributing supplies to clients in accordance with established guidelines and/or emergency requests from clients;
  • Enter activity log information, shift notes and Case Management System (CMS), in a timely fashion and accurate manner;
  • Assisting with bed utilization by helping with apartment preparation and cleaning; moving clients’ belongings, etc.
  • Providing childcare as requested by clients or staff in accordance with written policies;
  • Providing client accompaniment to important appointments when requested;
  • Assisting with admission and discharge of clients. This may include, providing childcare, assisting with client belongings if facility staff is unavailable and other tasks assigned by management. 


Qualifications/Certification Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED and two years relevant experience.
  •  Basic computer skills necessary.
  • Candidate must have or obtain the following certifications within 3 months of employment: At Emergency Shelters, obtain the F07-Fire and Emergency Drill Conductor and S95-Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems. At Transitional Shelters, obtain F80- Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters, Pediatric CPR/ First Aid Certification, and Security Guard License.


Work Shift as follows: Sundays 9am-10pm; Mondays 9am-10pm; Wednesdays 9am-9pm


Summary: The Safe Horizon DV Shelter Program provides safe and confidential spaces for DV Survivors and their children.  We are committed to providing these services with empathy, compassion, professionalism, non-judgement, and respect…

Details at a Glance

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

Benefits

Medical

Dental

Vision

4 Weeks Vacation

12 Sick Days

Retirement

Life Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

Medical

Dental

Vision

4 Weeks Vacation

12 Sick Days

Retirement

Life Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

Location

On-site
Brooklyn, NY, USA

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