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Housing Support Specialist 720001

February 15, 2013 - March 06, 2013
Location:Safe Haven - Hennepin County, MN
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Employment Type:Part Time
Description:

Our Homeless Services Safe Haven program in Hennepin County is searching for a part-time Support Specialist (720001). Safe Haven is a transitional housing program for the chronic homeless population. We are a 10 bed, board & lodge style facility that utilizes a harm reduction approach.

Hours for the position are every Thursday & Sunday, 3:00pm-11:30pm.

Duties:

The position provides a wide range of supportive services including:

  • Help to develop independent living skills
  • Medication education and administration
  • Crisis support
  • Behavior documentation
  • Support with goal plans
  • Assistance with mental illness symptoms
  • Meal preparation
  • Light cleaning
All staff are required to participate in regular staff meetings and required trainings.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    AND either
  • Associate’s Degree in the behavioral sciences
    OR
  • Two years work experience in human services

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience providing direct services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness and/or chemical dependency
  • Experience in case management
  • Previous work with adults who are homeless
  • Knowledgeable about medication administration
  • Ability to cook/prepare meals for 10 recipients



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