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Please e-mail a resume to churchesunitedhr@gmail.com or drop off a resume at Churches United for the Homeless at 1901 1 Ave. N. Moorhead to be considered for this position. Once we start the interview process, you will be required to complete a full application with references.

Posted 11/21/17 – Shelter Advocate – Part Time

Shelter Advocate – Part-Time                                                                Hourly: $14

Churches United for the Homeless (CUFH) provides shelter, support, and case management services for men, women, and families.  Embracing “Housing First” principles, we strive to move guests from the shelter to stable housing as quickly as possible.  CUFH works to address the root cause of homelessness by increasing incomes and connecting guests to community services with a goal of increasing housing stability and preventing a return to shelter.  Open to the public daily, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., the Community Center offers free hot meals daily, a free Community Bread Shelf; and, access to a shelter nurse for information and referrals.

 Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the safety of the shelter and Community Center
  • Building professional relationships with guests
  • Enforcing Shelter Policies
  • De-escalation Skills
  • Following Case Management plans for guests
  • Case noting
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Assist greeting volunteers and donors

 Successful candidates

  • Excellent customer service, communication, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to individual struggles with homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, mental illness, and criminal records.
  • Knowledge of harm reduction, strength-based, and behavior based models.
  • Preferred- minimum of 2 years applicable experience preferably in social service setting with people in crisis.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products.

Physical Demands

This job is not a sedentary desk job. It requires stairs, ability to stand 20-30 minutes at a time. Donations of items may require moving of tables and chairs, lifting and putting supplies, etc. away.  This requires the ability to lift 20 pounds and bend or stand as necessary.

 Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a Part-time position.  Primarily evening and weekends required.

 

Closing Date

Open until position is filled.

 EEO Statement

Churches United for the Homeless provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Churches United for the Homeless complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Churches United for the Homeless expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Churches United for the Homeless employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

 

Please e-mail a resume to churchesunitedhr@gmail.com or drop off a resume at Churches United for the Homeless at 1901 1 Ave. N. Moorhead to be considered for this position. Once we start the interview process, you will be required to complete a full application with references.