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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. You can read them all here in detail. 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  are necessary for success.

Our Mission: 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: Shelter, the Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place.

CARITAS is the largest provider of homeless services in the 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.

Inclusion Statement:
CARITAS is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that individuals bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

COVID-19 Considerations:
To keep our employees safe, we mandate face coverings for employees in customer-facing positions or when social distancing isn’t possible, and we are sanitizing common areas daily.

To apply for any of our open positions, please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@caritasva.org with the position name in the subject line.

Men’s Emergency Shelter Monitor

Position Summary:

The CARITAS Emergency Shelters operate 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. This position provides supervision in a shelter environment. In this role, you will support housing first efforts of shelter staff and Emergency Shelter Program Manager to provide assistance and structure for individuals facing a housing crisis.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Attend paid staff trainings
  • Be aware of all CARITAS Emergency Shelter program guidelines
  • Provide client support and supervision throughout shift
  • Monitor clients throughout daily activities and events
  • Perform hourly rounds to assess and monitor safety of guests
  • Enforce program guidelines and provide interventions using a Trauma-Informed approach
  • Complete shift report by end of shift
  • Offer support and encouragement to clients
  • Provide quality customer service
  • Accurately complete paperwork during shift
  • Maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisor: Men‘s Emergency Shelter Program Manager

Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8am – 4pm, 4pm – 12am, or 12am – 8am.

Qualifications:

Ability to work well within low barrier shelter

Skilled in conflict resolution

Ability to effectively deescalate emergency situations

Good oral and written communication skills

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $11.00 per hour

Men’s SOTS Center Monitor 

Position Summary:

The Men’s Safe Off the Streets Monitor is responsible for the safety and security of the participants in the Recovery Program and SOTS stabilization unit.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Initiates the proper paperwork for SOTS participants.
  • Briefs participants on the rules and guidelines of the SOTS center.
  • Responds to emergencies appropriately and monitors security.
  • Provides information on the Recovery Programs and encourages participation when appropriate.
  • Prepares written incident reports and assists participants with complaint forms as needed.
  • Monitors participants during scheduled AA meetings and evening educational sessions.
  • Monitors participants during scheduled fresh air breaks.
  • Performs scheduled rounds of the Recovery Program facility to assess and monitor for safety.
  • Engages and oversees volunteers participating in program activities.
  • Alerts Program Recovery staff when a participant is interested in entering the Recovery Program.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the SOTS Center.
  • Engages and speaks with participants about needs, and makes appropriate referrals (case management, housing hotline etc.).
  • Breathalyses and performs drug screens on Recovery Program participants.
  • Inspects kitchen at the end of the shift along with kitchen supervisor and crew.
  • Insures all participants adhere to the curfew regulations and are accounted for in all phase of the Recovery Program.

Supervisor:  This part-time, non-exempt position reports to the SOTS Coordinator. Hourly rate is $11.00/hour.

Hours:  8AM to 4PM, 4PM to Midnight & Midnight to 8AM (or as assigned)

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work well with program participants.
  • Skilled in conflict resolution and de-escalation methods.
  • Ability to handle emergencies.
  • Good oral and written communications skills.
  • Valid T.B. test within 2 weeks of being hired.
  • Current CPR certification required within 1 month of being hired.

Women’s FT Lead Emergency Shelter Monitor

Reporting to the Shelter Women’s Program Manager for CARITAS, the Women’s FT Lead Emergency Shelter Monitor provides supervision for 28 case-managed, emergency shelter beds and oversees the daily living environment.  This role requires knowledge of both trauma informed care and utilizing the Housing First model to support positive outcomes with clients.

  • Work a mandatory 5 shifts per week (Shifts are 12a-8a, 8a-4p, 4p-12a)
  • Attend paid staff trainings
  • Be aware of all CARITAS Emergency Shelter program guidelines
  • Provide participant support and supervision throughout shift
  • Monitor participants throughout daily activities and events
  • Perform hourly rounds to assess and monitor safety of participants
  • Complete shift report by end of shift
  • Offer support and encouragement to participants
  • Provide quality customer service
  • Accurately complete paperwork during shift

The ideal candidate will possess an advanced degree specializing in human services, strong interpersonal and computer skills, and knowledge in/experience with:

  • Working in homeless services
  • Communicating and reporting information
  • Working with clients using a trauma-informed approach
  • Maintaining confidentiality and professional boundaries

This position is benefitted full-time, non-exempt | the salary range for this position is $12 to $13 per hour.

Facilities Assistant

Reporting to the Facilities Manager, the Facilities Assistant protects, maintains and repairs physical structures of buildings and grounds, which includes, painting and performing structural repairs to masonry, woodwork, furnishings of buildings, performing ground maintenance activities, such as mowing lawns, trimming hedges, removing weeds, and raking and disposing of leaves and refuse, and general cleaning and up keep of buildings, comprised of buffing, dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and washing windows.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Maintain awareness of the condition of physical, accurate records regarding preventive maintenance, service requests (received and completed), expenditures, apartment make-ready status, work-in-progress, etc. and diagnoses and perform preventive and corrective maintenance or repair involving the following on a daily basis.
  • Remove and transfer heavy appliances and equipment from storage area to apartments (or vice versa) and assist in moving abandoned furniture, appliances, etc., when necessary.
  • Prepare requisitions tools, equipment, and supplies.
  • Coordinate regular maintenance on all agency vehicles.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew.

Qualifications: High school diploma required. Must possess valid Virginia state driver’s license and have knowledge of all federal, state and local compliance and safety regulations. The ability to work with contractors and outside suppliers and work well with our client population are necessary.

This position is part-time, non-exempt | the hourly rate is $15.00 per hour.

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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.