Rose of Lima House is a permanent housing program for 50 chronically homeless women, many of whom suffer from chronic and acute mental illness, addiction issues, and/or trauma. Rose House is located at Bakhita Gardens, a building that also houses Noel House Programs, which provides shelter and related services for homeless women in several locations. Bakhita Gardens serves women of all ages (over 18 years) and ethnic backgrounds.
At Rose of Lima, the on –call Women’s Advocate is responsible for providing some direct services to the women, along with administrative and janitorial duties, cooking, assisting with the front desk and lobby of Bakhita Gardens, cooking and fostering a team environment among shelter staff and volunteers.
The pay range for this position is $15.60-$16.54/hour.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position requires the employee to work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material. Other exposures could include cleaning supplies, chemicals involved in pest control, paint and other materials used in building maintenance. Working conditions may include interruptions and interactions with mentally ill, chemically dependent and angry persons.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ACUITY DEMANDS:
The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Previous work experience in a women-focused social service program.