N Street Village Full Time Advocate I/II in District Of Columbia
N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. With comprehensive services addressing both emergency and long-term needs, N Street Village helps women achieve stability and make meaningful gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery. N Street Village also provides affordable rental housing for low and moderate-income individuals and families. Please visit our website for more information at: www.nstreetvillage.org
Advocate Is and IIs work in an interdisciplinary team to provide services for women in N Street Village’s programs:
Bethany Women's Center offers safe respite from the streets, meets a woman’s basic needs for food, clothing, laundry and showers, provides access to resources for housing, health, legal and other needs, and offers a confidential crisis and case management support.
Erna’s House serves 31 women with histories of chronic homelessness
Miriam’s House serves up to 25 women who are living with HIV/ AIDs
Patricia Handy Place for Women (PHPW) transitional shelter programs helps clients gain stability and move on to permanent housing. The PHPW offers two types of transitional programs: 1) a therapeutic temporary housing program for 13 homeless senior women 62 years of age or older; and 2) a medical respite program for up to 12 homeless women operated in coordination with Unity Health Care.
Patricia Handy Place for Women (PHPW) temporary shelter program provides safe, trauma-informed shelter services to up to 188 women nightly and also provides a service-enriched day program where clients can access resources to help them gain stability.
Permanent Supportive Housing provides services for 42 women managing one or more of the following: chronic homelessness, mental health-related disabilities, addiction recovery and chronic physical illness or disability
Phyllis Wheatley YWCA provides wrap-around support services to 42 formerly homeless residents
Recovery Housing is a therapeutic community program for up to 21 women with co-occurring mental illness and addiction
This position is in the Patricia Handy Place for Women Low Barrier program.
The shift is Tuesday - Saturday, 3pm-11pm.
Develop rapport with each resident through routine contact and communication
Provide support and assistance for client administrative needs such as proof of residence or a facilities maintenance request
Plan and execute group outings and activities, including leading regular floor meetings
Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of case plans and write regular documentation as necessary
Plan and execute educational and therapeutic groups relevant to needs to client population
Immediately reports serious incidents, allegations, security breaches, or sensitive situations to manager
Complete incident reports in accordance with NSV policy
Respond to immediate client needs, prevent crises, resolve conflicts, and enforce program rules
Conduct regular room inspections and enforce cleanliness and rule compliance
Conduct regular drug screen tests and enforce rule compliance
Sign off on clients who take medication with staff supervision, and assist clients in keeping track of refills
Coordinate with other programs and outside agencies for client services as needed
Build and maintain quality working relationships with other teams, co-workers, outside resources and other stakeholders
Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, all-staff meetings, regular supervision meetings, and trainings as required by manager
Provide feedback to team and manager on program policies and procedures
Participate in program quality improvement activities that improve program policies and procedures and client and program outcomes
Assist in developing and implementing an onboarding plan to acclimate new staff to Erna’s House or Miriam’s House
Follow all organizational and agency policies and procedures
Other duties as assigned
Experience working with vulnerable populations and the related issues of addiction and mental illness strongly preferred
Values commensurate with an interfaith community committed to providing inclusive services without regard to race, religion, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
HS Diploma/GED and 5 years of working experience, or Bachelors and 1 year of working experience, direct social services experience preferred
Possess knowledge of CPI and crisis management skills
Communicate honestly and productively with manager, co-workers, outside agencies and clients
Take ownership and be accountable for job responsibilities
Make decisions that advance the organization’s mission based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment
Possess strong cultural competence, including communication ability with a diverse population
Capacity to maintain strict confidentiality
Multi-task and be adaptable in an ever-changing environment
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and the internet; ability to learn database program
Ability to maintain healthy boundaries
Possession of a valid driver’s license and willingness to drive a 15 passenger van preferred
Must be able to arrive to work and scheduled meetings on time
Must have ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
Post End Date: 5/31/2019