The Lazarus Center provides 24/7 enhanced shelter and related services for adults 50 and older experiencing homelessness. As a result of their age and living conditions, the majority of our guests suffer from mental and physical disabilities. The Center opened in July 1990 to serve this special population of older adults who are vulnerable to the weather, street predators, and illness. No referrals are needed for entry into the program. Participants run the entire spectrum of needs. Many clients have chronic and acute physical health, mental illness, active addiction issues, and/or trauma. This is a low-barrier, harm reduction program. Advocates are responsible for providing direct service to the participants, assisting with the goal of moving participants quickly into permanent housing, and fostering a team environment among shelter staff and volunteers.
The Services Manager is responsible for comprehensively understanding the targeted population of the program, handling specific administrative functions, providing support and oversight of the service management team, and serving as the Program Manager in the Program Manager’s absence. This position incorporates direct client service, advocacy and program administration.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
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, building temperature fluctuations, dust, noise, and odors.
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Qualifications applicant must possess to be considered for the position.)
SUBSTITUTE QUALIFICATIONS: (Qualifications, which may be substituted for minimum qualifications.)