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Shelter Stabilization Worker Per-Diem - Residential - Bay View Inn

Bay Cove Human Services
United States, Massachusetts, Boston
March 04, 2024
Shelter Stabilization Worker Per-Diem - Residential - Bay View Inn
Boston, MA, USA
Req #558
Thursday, September 7, 2023

Job Summary:

The Shelter Stabilization Worker provides day to day support and skills training to individuals living in a dual-diagnosis emergency shelter. This Shelter Stabilization Worker contributes to Bay Cove's mission by providing services in a strengths-based, person-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally and linguistically competent manner that assists guests in realizing their goal of obtaining housing.

This is a non-exempt position.

Supervisory Responsibilities:None

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Engages in relationship building with shelter guests with sensitivity to the needs of the long term homeless population with concurrent mental health and substance use issues and fosters a community of safety and respect.
  • Engages guests in conversation regarding housing goals and next steps to be taken in order to reach those goals.
  • Teaches and role-models skills in the areas of grooming, hygiene, housekeeping, communication/social skills, and recreational activities.
  • Administers medications in accordance with MAP standards and trains guests in medication self-administration procedures.
  • Implements safety procedures and crisis intervention practices using a non-judgmental, harm-reduction approach.
  • Provides supportive counseling to guests concerning daily personal and social issues.
  • Maintains documentation per site expectations.
  • Prepares and serves meals in accordance with 509 regulations.
  • Participates in the cleaning of the shelter and encourages guests to actively participate to maintain a clean and healthy living environment.
  • Monitors guests health needs and consults with the program nurse or the on-call nurse consultant when appropriate.
  • Completes other duties and projects as assigned by supervisor.

Requirements for the position:

  • One year direct care experience providing services to adults with mental illness or related population; BA/BS can be substituted for experience.
  • Department of Public Health certification in medication administration is required within 60 days.
  • Proficiency in word processing and basic computer functions.
  • Demonstrated professional communication and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends on a scheduled or as-needed basis.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Utilizes a flexible and responsible work style that meets evolving needs of the agency.
  • Works with integrity and respects the dignity and value of all individuals.
  • Exhibits mission through job knowledge, pride in work role, and advocacy.
  • Promotes diversity and inclusion of all individuals.
  • Works in a collaborative, compassionate manner with stakeholder/partners.

Other details

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  • Boston, MA, USA

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