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SHELTER ADVOCATE - RED LAKE NATION BOYS & GIRLS CLUB- YOUTH SHELTER

 

September 19, 2022

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

SHELTER ADVOCATE

RED LAKE NATION BOYS & GIRLS CLUB- YOUTH SHELTER

Open: September 16, 2022- Until filled.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Red Lake Nation Boys & Girls Clubs provides a safe environment for youth to go to during out of school hours and beyond. The Boys and Girls Club provides structured programs for youth to engage in healthy activities and life choices. A Red Lake Nation Youth Shelter is expected to open the fall of 2022 to provide a temporary housing option for youth who are in need of a safe place to stay overnight. The Youth Shelter will work in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs and community to identify youth who are in need of housing. The Shelter Advocate will work with youth between the ages of 6 and 19 who are residing at the youth shelter temporarily. The role of the Shelter Advocate is to ensure youth are getting their basic needs met, connected to onsite and community-based services, and help ensure safety of youth while residing at the shelter. In addition, the Shelter Advocate will help support the day-to-day operations of the shelter. Reports to Youth Shelter Program Director, Full time position, w/benefits, salary; $19.00-$21.00

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

● Answer requests for shelter and make appropriate referrals, as necessary. Conduct new shelter guest intakes.

● Make regular rounds inside shelter to ensure guest safety and maintain calm and peaceful atmosphere for sleeping guests; call emergency services when appropriate and manage guest behavior throughout the shift.

● Uphold shelter policy in a consistent, fair and equitable manner with a positive and respectful demeanor.

● Ensure daily program routines

● Perform housekeeping and light maintenance tasks as needed and appropriate; wash, fold and replace all linen to ensure availability for the following shift as needed.

● Prep rooms for new residents to ensure each room is clean and has all required items.

● Assist with meal prep and dissemination of meals to all residents.

● Responsible for the documentation of services and visits in the appropriate electronic health records system.

● Communication of important information pertinent to the youths other established service provider and support team

● Scheduling and attending appointments with youth in program

● Providing information on requested services to youth

● Maintaining confidentiality and HIPAA

● Maintain professional, support boundaries will all youth at any given time

● Any other additional duties as assigned

DIMENSIONS:

The position will require working in an office/shelter setting as well as making community and home visits to youth participating in the program as needed. The position may require working outside traditional office hours to possibly include weekends and holidays. Must be able to work with youth from a wide range of backgrounds and demographics. The majority of time will be spent meeting with youth and effectively managing time.

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

• Personal or professional experience with homelessness

• Oriented and educated in gender, culture, and age-appropriate care

• Preferred experience working within Native American Communities.

• Must have a valid driver's license and insurance

• Willing to obtain first aid and CPR within 6 months of hire

• Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate in written and verbal form

• Computer skills using Microsoft Office products including Word and Outlook

• Ability to effectively document and communicate confidential and health related information

• Knowledge of healthcare systems and programs that are of importance to youth

• Knowledge of the cultures and traditions of Native Americans

• Skilled in de-escalation and conflict resolution tactics

• Skilled in effective and efficient time management.

TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates/diplomas are being accepted at the Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 Phone (218) 679-1847.

 

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