Housing Assistant – Weekend Nights (12 hrs.)
About Homeward Pikes Peak
The mission of HPP is to work with individuals and families in our community to achieve their full potential through supportive housing and recovery services, to rebuild dignity & self-sufficiency,and to permanently exit homelessness. Our efforts focus on overcoming the barriers to developing and maintaining stable housing and sober living. To do this, we adhere to commonly held social work values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. We believe that these values infuse the work of HPP and are a guidepost to which our staff and partners should aspire.
This position provides services continuity on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, in housing and facilities for The Commons, a new supportive housing apartment building in Colorado Springs. The team members will ensure that each resident adheres to the rules of the program and their lease. The weekend night-time hours are 8 PM – 8 AM Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This position will work three 12-hour shifts per week. This position reports to the Program Manager at The Commons.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AND RESIDENT SUPPORT
• Provide support to residents living in a supportive housing program. Potential crisis intervention, recovery support, and resource and referral
• Regular walk-throughs of the building to ensure the wellness and safety of all residents. Identify any problems or needs for maintenance for the next day.
• Support residents in their recovery and redirect the client to work with their Case Manager to ensure the client is supported through their individual service plan. May utilize motivational interviewing and trauma-informed care in support of the clients.
• Mediate resident conflicts, receive complaints, and coordinate responses with building staff.
• Work closely with property management and The Commons support staff to mitigate and resolve any personal, medical, or facility emergency.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
• Lived Experience is useful for understanding the culture of a supportive housing program within a housing first model.
• Advanced understanding of the mental health and substance abuse recovery process. Peer Recovery Coach Certificate preferred.
• First Aid Certified and CPR trained requirement; Mental Health First Aid by NAMI requirement (or within first 30 days of employment)
• Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the job description including the ability to move or lift 25 lbs. on a regular basis and heavier on occasion.
The physical demands 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 essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit at a desk or conference table; and talk or hear when interacting with various individuals and groups. The employee is occasionally required to stand while conversing with various individuals; and walk
throughout the office, rental property, park and to/from vehicles and retail locations. The employee occasionally is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel to operate the computer or telephone; may be required to stoop, kneel, or crouch to communicate with residents and to place
items in or get items from low drawers or shelves; and taste or smell to make sure that the food and environment are pleasing to residents and their families. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, which is generally office supplies such as reams of paper, files, and
forms, and may include small furniture items occasionally.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to airborne viruses, bacteria, or other bodily pathogens carried by residents or present in clients’ homes. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and fumes or airborne particles when driving
from one HPP location to another or participating in an outdoor resident social activity. The noise level in the work environment can range from quiet while in a private office to loud while driving, attending a large residential social event, or visiting resident common areas where there are
televisions and equipment operating, phones ringing, light to heavy traffic, and people talking.
Compensation & Benefits
The pay for this position is $23 per hour. This is a full-time position authorized to work no more than 40 hours per week.
HPP offers paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave for full-time, regular employees. Other benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance that the employee may select at one-half the cost of the monthly premium. Additionally, short-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance, and EAP is provided at no cost to the employee. Participation in 401K is also offered.
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Homeward Pikes Peak is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Homeward Pikes Peak makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.