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Director of Emergency Shelter Operations

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BEDS Plus care, Inc. | La Grange, IL
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BEDS Plus care, Inc.


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Published 19 days ago

March 1, 2020
$40,000 - $45,000

Position Summary: BEDS Plus Care provides emergency overnight shelter and support services including case management for homeless persons in Southwest Suburban Cook County communities. The Shelter Operations Manager will oversee all emergency overnight shelter operations for BEDS Plus Care and serve as the primary point of contact for volunteers and faith communities. The Shelter Operations Manager will be responsible for the day to day contact with site coordinators, shelter volunteers and faith community partners.


Primary Responsibilities:

1.       Volunteer Management

·        Responsible for creating schedule for emergency overnight and shelter volunteers

·        Work with overnight shelter site coordinators to ensure that staffing at all sites is adequate, including site volunteers, cooks, and laundry personnel for each night

·        Maintain email list and database of agency volunteers

·        Responsible for developing and distributing communication material to active volunteers

·        Responsible for interviewing, educating and placing emergency shelter volunteers

·        Organize recognition programs for volunteers


2.      Shelter Preparation & Management

·        Work with overnight shelter site coordinators to schedule volunteers and ensure that staffing at all sites is adequate, including site volunteers, cooks, and laundry personnel for each night

·        Identify and seek out appropriate substitutes for regular shift volunteers or cancellations. Serve as shift volunteer as needed to fill-in schedule and ensure adequate staffing.

·        Create monthly staff case manager schedule and serve on-site when needed.

·        Oversee and execute weekly shelter volunteer reminders and site coordinator updates

·        Maintain positive contact with faith community contacts through consistent communication and appropriate levels of engagement and recognition.

·        Oversee and ensure the care and proper treatment of the shelter site locations.

·        Maintain and organize shelter supplies.

·        Coordinate client participation program with the assistance of case management staff. 

·        Ensure all shelter paperwork is returned in a timely basis and submitted to appropriate staff.


Additional Duties: (Staff meetings, training)

·        Ensure all shelter paperwork is returned on a timely basis and submitted to appropriate staff

·        Attend Staff meetings as required

·        Frequent travel throughout the service area is required

·        Maintain skills and certifications through training

Required Skills:

·        Strong organizational skills

·        Maturity and good judgement in relating with staff and volunteers

·        Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, experience, and challenges

·        Availability, dependability and willingness to be flexible

·        Demonstrated ability to solve problems and think strategically

·        Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, experience with client management systems (Donor Perfect or HMIS) and data entry

·        Detail oriented


Physical Requirements: This position requires sitting, standing, driving and lifting as much as 50 lbs.

Education and Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social services field or equivalent prior experience with homeless population.

Reports to: Manager of Emergency Services

Hours and Location: Located at various locations throughout West and South Cook County.

Position Summary: BEDS Plus Care provides emergency overnight shelter and support services including case management for homeless persons in Southwest Suburban Cook County communities. The Shelter Operations Manager will oversee…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

401k, health insurance

401k, health insurance

How to Apply

Please email resume to Lisa Sheehan at sheehan@beds-plus.org.

Please email resume to Lisa Sheehan at sheehan@beds-plus.org.

Location

9601 East Ogden Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525

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