Resident Support Specialist- PT Overnight

Job Title:  Resident Support Specialist (PT, Overnight)   

Location:  Homeless Bridger House - 255 Rodney Street, Buffalo, NY 14215  

Reports to:  Homeless Program Director   

SUMMARY:

Responsible for maintaining a secure, stable and therapeutic environment in the residence overnight by supervising, making periodic rounds of the house and enforcing program rules. Do occasional checks of residents' belongings entering building to maintain house "no drugs, no weapons" policy. Interact socially with residents in respectful manner. Report any client behavior and maintenance issues to the Program Director in a timely fashion. Able to work independently without other staff.

SCHEDULE:

Able to work overnight shift (9pm-5am). Able to work weekdays and weekend shifts

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·  Oversee clients and residence overnight

·  Assist with household chores when needed

·  Assist with meal preparation, if needed

·  Available to work holidays and weekends

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Must be able to tolerate stressful and/or ambiguous work situations.
  • Must be able to identify potential crisis situations, respond appropriately and convey this information to supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to deal with residents in a respectful manner.
  • Must be able to maintain appropriate personal and professional boundaries
  • Ability to maintain flexible work schedule, especially nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to maintain BestSelf HIPPA confidentiality guidelines.
  • Must be able to stoop, bend and lift up to 30 lbs. frequently
  • Must be able to stand or sit for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to climb stairs frequently

QUALIFICATIONS:

Associates degree human service field and one year in a human service agency OR

High school diploma or equivalency and two years' full time paid experience in a human service agency or health care facility.