Job Title: Shelter Advocate
Hours Per Week: 16-24
Job Category: Other Job Type: Off-Campus Job
Work Type: Non work-study job
Position Description: OVERRIDING PRINCIPLES:
The Fargo-Moorhead Dorothy Day House of Hospitality (FMDDHH) is a caring, Christian community that shelters, nourishes, and empowers people who are homeless and hungry. We value the Christian teachings of love, compassion, humility, and hospitality; the right of all to adequate food and shelter; honest and fair relationships; our community partnerships and supporters; providing services that are high quality and cost effective through collaboration; and education and advocacy.
PART-TIME SHELTER ADVOCATE NEEDED:
FMDDHH is seeking a part-time Shelter Advocate to work 16-24 hours/week, including some weekends; there is an opportunity to work more hours during the summer months to help cover vacation requests. The starting wage is $12.00/hour. Shifts include: 7:30a – 3:30p and 3:30p – 11:30p. Part-time positions include an annual retirement bonus.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
-Build professional, trauma-informed relationships with all guests to help empower them to connect to community resources and work on their personal action plans.
-Admit men to the shelter, ensuring that new guests are fully orientated to the shelter. Responsible for enforcing rules and regulations for all guests and visitors.
-Maintain guest and visitor records, including attendance, check-in paperwork, guest, visitor, and shelter logs, turn-down list, and other records as assigned.
-Ensure security of the shelter by appropriately responding to phone, doorbell, locks, fire alarm systems, and emergency procedures.
-Ensure guests and visitors have adequate supplies (i.e. hygiene items, clothing, etc.).
-Complete daily shift responsibilities (i.e. stocking supplies, light cleaning, etc.) and other task lists.
-Sort and organize all incoming donations.
-Supervise volunteers, ensuring compliance with FMDDHH policies and procedures.
-Understand all of FMDDHH's programs to make appropriate referrals and relay needs and volunteer opportunities to the community.
-Other duties as assigned.
Successful employees are compassionate, self-motivated individuals with excellent listening skills, attention to detail, and a passion for developing therapeutic relationships with individuals who may be experiencing issues with mental/physical/emotional health, poverty, and trauma. High school diploma/GED and references required. Familiarity with principles of trauma-informed care, harm reduction, housing first, and person-centered care preferred.
Download the application at www.fmddh.org/employment. Mail, drop-off, fax, or e-mail Sonja Ellner/Beth Olson at the Dorothy Day House: 714 8th Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560, 218-227-0327 (F), or BOlson@fmddh.org. Application review begins June 22, 2015 and continues until a PT Shelter Advocate is hired.
How to Apply: See below.