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.
This is a part time job working 16.5 hours per week. Hourly rate is $15.60-$16.54/hour.
Provide crisis intervention and advocacy to women in a harm reduction program
Coordinate with in-house social service team, make referrals for service, and follow-up as needed
Model interpersonal and living skills for clients
Explain and enforce building and program rules
Maintain and safe and comfortable environment
Participate with residents in community meal preparation and cleanup
Work as a team with other colleagues on shift and be able to work independently without direct supervision
Review and record in log book to ensure program consistency
Conduct security checks throughout building to ensure that no unauthorized individuals are in the building and to monitor for unsafe conditions or situations
Walk program floors hourly, monitoring the safety of the building
Monitor security cameras and lobby, enforcing building and program rules.
Provide janitorial support including but not limited to:
Removal of residential and commercial trash and recycling
Take garbage/recycling totes to basement for proper disposal
Clean common area floors and bathrooms as appropriate
Assist tenants with the cleanliness of their apartments, including assistance with organization and cleaning following bug or mite infestation
Clean spills of potentially infections materials in common areas
Administrative responsibilities including but not limited to:
Pack and prepare kits for distribution to all tenants
Maintain organization of common areas
Assist with the concierge desk, greeting tenants and visitors, assuring they sign in properly, and maintain the safety of the first floor
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.
Work collaboratively with volunteers and assist them to resolve difficult situations with residents.
Administrative and General Responsibilities
Attend staff meetings, workshops, retreats, and in-service classes as provided.
Maintain accurate record of hours worked and turn in timesheets on schedule.
Contribute to and support a positive, team-oriented work environment; participate with other staff members in group decision-making process.
Maintain cleanliness and order at advocate station.
Inform supervisors of facilities and client-related issues.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.