Lead Night Assistant

Job 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

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St. Patrick Center

At St. Patrick Center, we’re one of Missouri’s largest providers of housing, employment and health opportunities for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We take an action-based approach to service and offer nationally recognized programs that assist more than 8,000 people each year. Our mission, at its core, is to help individuals and families move from homelessness to independence in dignified, cost-effective and permanent ways. This approach transforms our clients as well as our entire community. For more information about our organization, please visit www.stpatrickcenter.org.

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