Rose of Lima House is a permanent housing program for 50 women who were homeless at the time of entry, many of whom suffer from chronic and acute mental illness, substance use disorders, and trauma. Rose of Lima 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.
This position provides direct service to the community at Rose of Lima. Some of the duties include: maintaining a safe and secure environment for residents, guests and staff; facilitating community activities, including cooking one community meal per week; janitorial duties, including garbage removal; and building rapport with the residents to ensure a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Each shift is responsible for logging activities and incidents of note in the Rose of Lima electronic log.
This is a weekend swing shift Friday-Monday, 26.5 hours/week.
1. Direct service to previously homeless women
2. Provide janitorial support including but not limited to:Removal of residential and commercial trash and recyclingTake
3. Administrative responsibilities including but not limited to:
4. Coordinate with Noel House Staff and Program Volunteers
Coordinate closely with Noel House Advocates and other staff to ensure security of building and to build cooperative relationship between the two programs co-located in Bakhita Gardens.
5. Administrative and General 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