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Currently accepting applications for Temporary Driver position with CARITAS Solutions.  (Posted 6/7/2017)

CARITAS Values:  Achievement, Honor, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, Servant Leadership

The CARITAS culture reflects these values. Professional and timely communication among and between our constituents to include staff, volunteers, donors and clients as well as the ability to work across the programs of the organization – Shelter, the Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place are necessary for success.

 

CARITAS Solutions Driver

Position Summary:   CARITAS Solutions is a social enterprise of CARITAS that provides moving, hauling, and furniture removal and installation services for local customers.  This position provides temporary employment opportunities, helping to fill the gap in work history and providing job and team building skills.

Responsibilities:

CARITAS Solutions Driver

  • Loads and unloads furniture and related materials onto and off trucks, ensuring that appropriate padding and straps are used to prevent damage.
  • Responsible for moving office and household goods, appliances, equipment, etc. to and from job site to trucks using proper safety and moving skills.
  • Responsible for operating a 26 ft. non-commercial truck adhering to all safety and traffic regulations; driver is expected to sweep out truck at the end of shift.
  • Attend planning, strategy & safety meeting for projects as scheduled.
  • Models proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environment practices.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Tasked in cleaning up work sites, discarding all trash and debris.

Additional duties:

  • Follow routine verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to safely and efficiently operate a forklift, mechanical lift gates, and platforms, as appropriate to the position.

Supervisor:  Primary: Procurement/Special Project Manager, Secondary: Special Project Coordinator

Hours:  Varies

Qualifications:

  • Driver’s license and good driving record
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs.
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Be open and teachable
  • Strong Customer Service skills with the motivation to improve
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Value service before self
  • Value Teamwork over individual gain

Please submit resume and CARITAS Job Application  to Kevin Yates at kyates@caritasva.org to apply for this position.

 

Currently accepting applications for the following positions Shelter Coordinator, Shelter staff at The Healing Place and CARITAS Shelter Staff.

CARITAS Values:  Achievement, Honor, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, Servant Leadership

The CARITAS culture reflects these values. Professional and timely communication among and between our constituents to include staff, volunteers, donors and clients as well as the ability to work across the programs of the organization – Shelter, the Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place are necessary for success.

Shelter Coordinator Position:

Position Summary: Take ownership of 32 case-managed, emergency shelter beds and oversee daily living environment. Act as liaison between CARITAS administrative staff, volunteers, and guests. Represent CARITAS values at all time. Provide leadership to shelter staff, helping to create a positive and housing first culture in the emergency shelter. Support efforts of Shelter Case Management and Director of Shelter Operations to provide assistance and structure for individuals facing a housing crisis.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manage monthly staff schedule.
  • Responsible for shift coverage in case of call outs including managing on call list or covering shift if needed.
  • Manage shelter/ staff coverage in case of weather emergency.
  • Act as crisis response intervention, provide guidance to shelter staff as needed.
  • Create and support a housing first model ensuring CARITAS clients are placed in the most appropriate permanent housing option upon leaving shelter.
  • Integrate with the Coordinated Entry policies approved by the GRCoC.
  • Be aware of all policies and procedures regarding staff and clients of CARITAS.
  • Observe behavior of individuals seeking shelter during sign-In period, screening out anyone whose behavior is inappropriate according to program guidelines.
  • Enforce all Shelter guidelines.
  • Prepare overnight shelter for each shift including distribution of bedding, toiletries etc.
  • Monitor sleeping areas, lounge area and restrooms throughout the shift.
  • Complete the shift report in a timely manner.
  • Offer support and encouragement to clients that express and interest for steps towards recovery.
  • Maintain daily bed vacancies list and report openings as needed.
  • Be aware of all policies and procedures regarding staff and clients of CARITAS.
  • Provide quality customer service.
  • Consistently ensure the accurate completion of all paperwork.
  • Maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Supervisor   Shelter Program Case Manager

 

Hours Full Time Position (Hours 1pm-9:30pm)

 

Qualifications: Experience working with adults in crisis, leadership skills, problem solving skills, prior shelter staff experience.

 Please send resume to Allie Cornell at acornell@caritasva.org

 

CARITAS at The Healing Place Shelter Staff Position:

Position Summary:

 

Provide supervision to a 32 bed overnight shelter for single men. Act as the liaison between CARITAS administrative staff, volunteers, and guests.  Support housing first efforts of shelter staff, Shelter Case Management and Director of Shelter Operations to provide assistance and structure for individuals facing a housing crisis.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Be aware of all policies and procedures regarding staff and clients of CARITAS.
  • Observe behavior of individuals seeking shelter during sign-In period, screening out anyone whose behavior is inappropriate according to program guidelines
  • Enforce all Shelter guidelines.
  • Monitor sleeping areas, lounge area and restrooms throughout the shift.
  • Complete the shift report in a timely manner.
  • Offer support and encouragement to clients that express and interest for steps towards recovery.
  • Attend paid staff trainings.
  • Be aware of all policies and procedures regarding staff and clients of CARITAS.
  • Provide quality customer service
  • Consistently ensure the accurate completion of all paperwork.
  • Maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Supervisor   Shelter Program Case Manager

 

Hours 25 hours per week. (3pm-11:30pm) and (11pm-6:30am) are the shift times assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Experience working with adults in crisis, leadership skills

Please send resume to Allie Cornell at acornell@caritasva.org

 

CARITAS Shelter staff:

Position Summary:

The CARITAS Shelter operates through local congregations to provide shelter and a pathway to housing for our most vulnerable citizens.  We have a Men’s, Women’s and Family Program, each of which move to congregations from week to week.  CARITAS has over 90% of the beds for Single Women experiencing homelessness in the Richmond area.  Shelter staff act as a liaison between CARITAS administrative staff and volunteers, and between volunteers and guests.  Shelter Staff also support efforts of the Shelter Supervisor and Director of Shelter Operations to provide support and structure for homeless adults.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Attend paid staff training.
  • Be aware of all policies and procedures regarding staff and clients of CARITAS.
  • Consistently arrive on time at the beginning of your shift.
  • Consistently ensure the accurate completion of all paperwork.
  • Observe behavior of individuals seeking shelter during Sign-In period, screening out anyone whose behavior is inappropriate.
  • Assist in prioritizing individuals seeking shelter according to CARITAS policy.
  • Enforce all rules of CARITAS, our contracted bus carrier, the sign-in site, and the host congregations.
  • Engage and supervise volunteers participating in program activities.
  • Facilitate congregational activities and ensure that appropriate boundaries between clients and volunteers are maintained.
  • Monitor sleeping areas and restrooms periodically throughout the night.
  • Contact the next staff member on duty to communicate problems or concerns.
  • Report to CARITAS administration all requests for emergency assistance.
  • Additional duties as needed.

 

Supervisor                  Shelter Program Manager

 

Hours:                         4:00 PM – 7:00 AM 5:00PM – 6:00AM or 5:30PM – 8:00AM

 

 

 

Qualifications:           

Experience working with adults in crisis, leadership skills

Please forward resume to Carolyn Leung at cleung@caritasva.org

 

 

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