Shelter Stabilization Worker - Residential - Bay View Inn - BONUS $3,000

Boston, MA, USA Req #314
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Bay Cove Human Services has been recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the Top Places to Work in 2021. This is the sixth year that Bay Cove has been acknowledged for this distinction.  
Bonus $3,000 - $1,500 at 3 months, $1,500 at 6 months

Pay Rate - $17.00/Hour

Schedule: 40 Hours, Full-Time. Monday-Friday 7:00AM-3:00PM 


Job Summary:
The Shelter Stabilization Worker provides day to day support and skills training to individuals living in a dual-diagnosis emergency shelter.  This Shelter Stabilization Worker contributes to Bay Cove’s mission by providing services in a strengths-based, person-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally and linguistically competent manner that assists guests in realizing their goal of obtaining housing This is a non-exempt position.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Engages in relationship building with shelter guests with sensitivity to the needs of the long term homeless population with concurrent mental health and substance use issues and fosters a community of safety and respect.
  • Engages guests in conversation regarding housing goals and next steps to be taken in order to reach those goals.
  • Teaches and role-models skills in the areas of grooming, hygiene, housekeeping, communication/social skills, and recreational activities.
  • Administers medications in accordance with MAP standards and trains guests in medication self-administration procedures.
  • Implements safety procedures and crisis intervention practices using a non-judgmental, harm-reduction approach.
  • Provides supportive counseling to guests concerning daily personal and social issues.
  • Maintains documentation per site expectations.
  • Prepares and serves meals in accordance with 509 regulations.
  • Participates in the cleaning of the shelter and encourages guests to actively participate to maintain a clean and healthy living environment.
  • Monitors guests health needs and consults with the program nurse or the on-call nurse consultant when appropriate.
  • Completes other duties and projects as assigned by supervisor.

Requirements for the position:

  • One year direct care experience providing services to adults with mental illness or related population; BA/BS can be substituted for experience.
  • Department of Public Health certification in medication administration is required within 60 days.
  • Proficiency in word processing and basic computer functions.
  • Demonstrated professional communication and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends on a scheduled or as-needed basis.
  • A COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the position. One COVID-19 shot is acceptable, contingent on the individual receiving the second shot within the allotted time frame.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Utilizes a flexible and responsible work style that meets evolving needs of the agency.
  • Works with integrity and respects the dignity and value of all individuals.
  • Exhibits mission through job knowledge, pride in work role, and advocacy.
  • Promotes diversity and inclusion of all individuals.
  • Works in a collaborative, compassionate manner with stakeholder/partners.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Boston, MA, USA