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We put our values front and center here at CARITAS. Our values include: Achievement, Honor, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, and 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.

 

United by our compassion, we help our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction to reclaim their dignity. We are a family of four programs working to fill the gaps in the homeless services system; CARITAS Shelter, CARITAS Works, The Healing Place and the CARITAS Furniture Bank.

 

CARITAS Overview

CARITAS is the largest provider of homeless services in the Metro Richmond area.  We are unique in that we fill the gaps in the homeless services system so that people in crisis can find stability in their lives now and in the future.  Through our four programs – the Shelter, the Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place – we provide people with the basic life and job skills they need to exit shelter and return to their families, their jobs, their homes and their lives as productive citizens.

 

 

 

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 Michael Gordon at mgordon@caritasva.org to apply for this position.

 

Shelter Staff Position at The Healing Place

 

United by our compassion, we help our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction to reclaim their dignity. We are a family of four programs working to fill the gaps in the homeless services system; CARITAS Shelter, CARITAS Works, The Healing Place and the CARITAS Furniture Bank.

 

 

Position Summary:

The CARITAS Shelter operates with the assistance of community support, to provide shelter and a pathway to housing for our most vulnerable citizens.  Our Men’s and Women’s Shelter Programs comprise the largest adult emergency shelter in the area, providing 50% of the beds to men and women experiencing homelessness in the Richmond area.  Shelter staff support efforts of the Shelter Supervisor and Director of Shelter Operations to provide support and structure for homeless adults.  Shelter Staff also act as a liaison between CARITAS administrative staff and volunteers, and between volunteers and guests.

 

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 in shelter during Intake period, screening out anyone whose behavior is inappropriate.
  • Assist in monitoring individuals in 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 Clinician

 

Hours:                         4:00 PM to 12 AM and 12 AM to 8 AM

 

 

 

Qualifications:           

Experience working with adults in crisis, leadership skills

 

  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.

Please submit resume and cover letter to astephan@caritasva.org

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