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Youth Shleter Specialist

Status

Full time

Category

Crisis & Development Services

Description

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F/T Youth Shelter Specialist

Grade 8 - Start Rate $14.55 per hour

Full-time – 37.5 hours/week with flexibility required

Sunday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monday - 4:30 pm to Midnight

Tuesday - 4:30 pm to Midnight

Wednesday - 3:30 pm to Midnight

Thursday - 6:00 pm to Midnight

Location:  Youth Shelter in Fulton

Crisis & Development Services has announced the availability of one position to provide direct assistance to consumers living in a homeless shelter.

Provide oversight to ensure the safety and well-being of youth in shelter.

Assist consumers in contacting and connecting with resources.

Handle routing situations that arise and assist.

Monitor consumer’s daily living skills

Assist consumers with scheduling appointments and recreation/social activities; may provide transportation as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

Must be familiar and able to work effectively with assigned individuals.

Must be able to assess situations, exercise good judgment and be skilled in the de-escalation techniques.

Must have the ability to work with special needs populations.

Must have necessary oral, written communication and documentation skills as well as basic word processing and data entry skills.

A valid NYS Driver’s License with a driving record within policy and access to a properly insured vehicle for travel and transport.

Must have acceptable ability to carry out the responsibilities of the position including readily negotiating stairs, lifting up to 25 pounds and transporting.

Minimum qualifications include a High School Diploma or equivalent; and 12 months related experience in the area of human services or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training.  Staff must be able to readily negotiate stairs.

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