Deborah's Place
  • 12-Feb-2020 to 15-Apr-2020 (CST)
  • Housing Program Staff
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • 14.55
  • Hourly
  • On Call

Position Summary

This position is responsible for daily Safe Haven operations including scheduling and training of Safe Haven volunteers; maintaining timely and accurate logs; meal preparation and delivery; crisis intervention; conducting Safe Haven activities; ensuring safety and integrity of Safe Haven space.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Management

  • Know and comply with policies and procedures of Deborah's Place and the Safe Haven.
  • Coordinate the scheduling and training of Safe Haven volunteers.
  • Communicate directly and effectively concerns and observations to internal and external service providers.
  • Communicate directly and effectively with other Safe Haven staff and residents.
  • Ensure program safety, security, cleanliness and integrity of the building during designated hours. This includes staying awake on the overnight shift.
  • Prepare and serve meals.
  • Ensure the proper ordering, stocking and storage of goods and supplies.
  • Collaborate with Safe Haven staff to plan & conduct Safe Haven operations and activities.
  • Timely and appropriate crisis intervention. 

Qualifications and Requirements

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's degree preferred.

Licensure and/or Certification: Food Handling and Sanitation Certification within six months of employment. First Aid/CPR preferred.

Job Experience: 2-3 years residential program experience; 2-3 years working with people with mental illness, substance abuse and/or both

Special Knowledge & Skills: Knowledge of issues surrounding homelessness, mental illness and chemical dependency; proficiency in Microsoft Office software, effective oral and written communication skills, good organizational skills, conflict management and crisis intervention skills; ability to communicate effectively with case management team, psychiatrist and other providers around mental health and medical issues; demonstrate clear and professional boundaries; act in a professional manner; Valid Illinois driver's license, proof of insurance.


Deborah's Place is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, immigrant, bilingual, and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

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