Lead Night Assistant


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Position Description

1) JOB TITLE: Lead Night Assistant

2) AGENCY: St. Patrick Center

3) REPORTS TO: Manager, Women’s Night Program

5) SUMMARY OF POSITION: Lead Night Assistant; Shift leader of the shelter.
• Work between the hours of Monday through Friday, 4:00pm to 10pm
• Lead Night Assistant; responsible for maintaining the integrity of the shelter by leading operations and facilitating the flow of operations. Makes decisions regarding clients while on shift in lieu of the manager afterhours.
• Provides comfortable and safe environment for shelter residents at night
• Works with Shelter Manager to support client treatment and success
• Monitors activities of residents and enforces shelter rules and policies at night
• Serves dinner to shelter residents
• Keeps nightly log and incident report to inform Manager of significant events
• Provides crisis intervention and contacts emergency services when necessary
• Washes linens of vacated beds and monitors personal care items
• Respects client confidentiality
• Works with other supervisors as a team
• Respects and is responsible for agency policy regarding work hours, building security and all written personnel standards
• Ensures the trauma-informed care model in all interactions with clients and staff from other St. Patrick Center programs
• Finds replacement in the event of unexpected absence due to sickness or emergency
• Attends quarterly team meetings with Manager
• Attends weekly case conference meetings with Manager and Case Manager
• Communicates with case managers
• Attends appropriate seminars and trainings

Knowledge & Experience
• Minimum of High School Diploma
• At least 2 years working in the social service field, preferably with homeless clients
• Understanding mental illness and substance abuse
• Familiarity with Trauma-Informed Care
• Willingness to learn and gain more experience in above areas
• Current proof of First Aid training and CPR
• Current Two-step TB screen before start date

Skills and Attitudes
• Ability to handle difficult situations or people with calmness, respect and dignity
• Comfort and familiarity with SPC client population
• Good communication skills
• Flexible attitude
• Good communication skills
• Genuine interest in clients and staff

Type: Part-time