Although we are currently not offering in-person volunteer opportunities at Hawthorn Hill, we are still offering service projects that you, your family, or your organization can participate in this MLK Day.
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Position purpose and basic functions : To oversee the proper function and operation of the delivery of quality client shelter services.
MUST BE ABLE TO WORK WEEKENDS! EVERY SUNDAY 4:00PM - 10:00PM AND PRN.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to perform light housekeeping and occasional lifting up to 30 pounds.
Ability to help prepare and organize evening meals.
Demonstrates understanding of the need to maintain and facilitate clients’ and program’s confidentiality.
Knowledge of community resources and referral network.
Ability to manage, negotiate and handle occasional crisis situations.
Good problem solving and analytical skills.
Night and weekend hours required/ PRN schedule, some day shifts
Candidate must posses ability to work with diverse populations, treating them with dignity and care
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED required. College degree preferred.
CPR, First Aid and Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting certification preferred.
Minimum one year experience working in social services.
Essential Position Accountabilities:
Monitors and supervises house affairs, maintains house order and facilitates the basic needs and activities of houseguests.
Enforces guest policies and follows staff policies and procedures.
Participates with other staff in a team approach in performing necessary household duties to maintain a safe and clean household environment.
Performs general administrative functions such as daily log and client file entries
Handles phone calls and receives referrals.
Receives new clients, fills out appropriate paper work, makes proper file entries, and orients new clients, including house rules, and responsibilities and expectations of the client.
Coordinates evening/weekend meals and snacks with the first shift programs assistant/case manager.
Completes and carries out special projects as assigned.
Physical and Mental Demands: The physical and mental demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools, or controls, and talks and hears. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb stairs or crawl. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Job Type: Part-time **** MUST BE ABLE TO WORK WEEKENDS!
Salary: Starting at $13 per hour.
Des Moines, IA 50312
High school or equivalent
Social/Human Services: 1 year
Job Type: Part-time
To keep everyone safe we have implemented several covid policies. Everyone must wear masks when in common areas. The shelter is cleaned on a regular basis. Guests are not allowed in staff office. Staff will primarily work alone.
Experience relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: One location
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If you are looking for a new podcast, or are trying to learn more about homelessness, we highly suggest the 5 part docuseries “According to Need”. It takes an in-depth look at the Coordinated Entry system for people experiencing homelessness in the Bay area. It explains things like coordinated entry, housing 1st, vulnerability index, and 211 in a way that makes it accessible and easy to understand . Although it’s focused on a city miles away from Des Moines, you can hear the similarities in every episode.
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In December, we provided shelter to 11 families, which included 43 individuals! ... See MoreSee Less