Night Assistant - PRN
Location: St. Louis, MO 63101


Position Description
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Night Assistant provides for the safety and care of the clients in the Women’s Night Program. This position is part-time without benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• 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 staff to fill vacancy in the event of sickness or emergency
• Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
• High school diploma or GED preferred
• Understanding of mental illness and substance abuse
• Willingness to learn and gain more experience in above areas

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Ability to handle difficult situations or people with calmness, respect and dignity
• Comfort and familiarity with St. Patrick Center client population
• Good communication skills
• Flexible attitude
• Good communication skills
• Genuine interest in clients and staff
• Capable of staying awake during night shift

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