OUR COMMUNITY PLACE

Community Care Support Specialist, Part-Time

 

The mission of Our Community Place is to build a safe, loving community of restoration and hope for all, especially those facing homelessness and other adverse experiences.

Our vision is to be a community of hope that breaks down barriers and creates a safe, empowering environment where people can achieve their life goals, including joy, positive relationships, affordable housing, and sustainable work.

JOB PURPOSE

 

  • The CCSS assists the Community Care Coordinator with the delivery of OCP’s case management services.
  • The CCSS will cover shifts at the community center and help supervise community center activities in concert with management staff.
  • The CCSS provides compassionate, trauma-informed care to a diverse population that is homeless or low-income, some with significant substance use and mental health challenges.
  • The Community Care Support Specialist (CCSS) reports to the Community Care Coordinator.
  • This position is part time, and requires some flexibility in hours. Social work degree required. Minimum of two years of social work practice experience preferred.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Case Management

 

  • Assist with intake, outcome, and other record keeping for case management community members (clients).
  • Assist community members who seek access to resources, benefits and services.
  • Oversee supervision of social work interns as needed.
  • Participate in case management and employee meetings and trainings as needed.

 

Community Center Support

 

    • Work cooperatively with the Management Team, support staff, and volunteers to foster an atmosphere of safety and welcome for all community members.
    • Foster a supportive environment by building healthy relationships with community members.
  • Facilitate community center activities.
  • Assist with and/or oversee the opening and closing of the community center.
  • Administer basic services such as lockers, mail delivery, and shower and laundry schedules as needed.
  • Ensure the safety and security of the community through fair, consistent, and compassionate application of building rules and standards of conduct.

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

 

  • The preferred candidate must demonstrate:
  • Ability to provide supervision of social work interns, so must be a licensed social worker with a minimum of 2 years of practice experience.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions.
  • Care and compassion by anticipating, empathizing with, and responding sensitively to the needs of community members regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, ability, religion, or history.
  • Ability to exercise both compassion and firmness towards those with significant substance use and mental health challenges, and able to effectively manage behaviors that are difficult or inappropriate.
      • Ability to adapt and respond effectively to changing circumstances in a fluid environment and be open to new directions and ways of doing things;
  • Ability to respectfully challenge coworkers while maintaining high ethical standards.  

 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Eric Olson-Getty at [email protected]