SPARROW'S NEST Relief Staff in WHITEFISH, Montana

Position SummaryRelief staff performs supportive services for the basic and intensive needs of homeless youth residing in the house. This position is responsible for monitoring residents and their responsibilities in community living, and providing emergency coverage. Position Outline and RequirementsSparrow's Nest of Northwest Montana provides a paid wage for time on-duty at a rate of $12 per hour. Relief staff will work part time Sunday-Saturday. Relief staff may be required to provide emergency coverage from time to time.Essential Job FunctionsThe candidate must have strong communication skills, both in writing and verbally. Strong organizational skills are required. Must possess a valid Montana Driver's License, proof of personal automobile insurance, and must meet insurability requirements for agency automobile insurance policy. The employee must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must ably use a computer. This position requires ably communicating with youth and other staff through talking and listening. Must have the ability to work with youth and their families with an objective, non-judgmental attitude. Major Duties and Responsibilities1.Assist in leading residents from crisis to self-sufficiency. 2.Attend mandatory meetings facilitated by the Resident Manager and/or Case Manager. 3.Ensure that the house is properly maintained through monitoring resident chore completion and filling in when needed so that the house and grounds are clean. Responsible for entering maintenance requests and ensuring that the area of the house that needs maintenance is clean and ready for maintenance personnel.4.Use a strengths-based approach in assisting in progress of individualized planning.5.Partner with youth in improving independent living skills (cooking, budgeting, shopping, cleaning, hygiene, laundry, maintenance, etc.).6.Oversee facility safety and cleanliness. Provide proper documentation of inspections and drills.7.Lead recreational and/or life skills activities with the residents over the weekend. 8.Complete all necessary written documentation, record keeping, data entry, and reports as required.9.Assist in providing access to transportation for youth.10. Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree in human services or related field or one year of progressive experience in social services program. A combination of education and experience is acceptable to meet the requirements of the position. Experience working with homeless and at-risk youth preferred.