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Mary's Place HIRING EVENT!

Company: Mary's Place Seattle
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

We invite job seekers interested in being an advocate at one of Mary's Place's sites to come to our HIRING EVENT on January 26th, 2023, from 9 AM - 1 PM! We will do interviews on-site during this time.Mary's Place provides safe and inclusive shelter and services for women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. We operate a women's day center and several 24x7 family centers/shelters in King County. We serve hundreds of families - moms, dads, and children-providing a safe place for them to be inside and together at night, along with food, showers, clothing, and access to housing and employment resources. We believe that No Child Sleeps Outside.Valuing diversity and championing equity are core values at Mary's Place. Mary's Place is an equal opportunity employer with a culturally diverse work environment and a commitment to social justice.We are looking for our next Shelter Advocates to fill numerous roles in support of our various sites and operations across King County!Hourly wages for the advocate roles start at $25.00/hour.Shelter Advocates are a responsible and energetic individual with a passion for serving families at our 24-hour shelter locations. Family & Shelter Advocate work with parents and children experiencing homelessness and in need of a safe refuge. General responsibilities include coordinating and facilitating shelter activities, providing care and crisis management, facilitating a set program schedule, maintaining a clean environment, and offering acceptance and hope.We have a number of different locations with positions available (in Seattle, Kenmore, Bellevue, and Burien), including both FT and PT roles, and day, evening, and overnight shifts.Please let us know that you will be joining us by submitting your application to this event. Name your position of interest, by checking available roles, then show up on January 26th, 2023 during the times listed above! We look forward to meeting you! Walk-ins are also welcome.Location Address: Mary's Place Family Center in the Regrade, 720 Blanchard Street, Seattle, WAMary's Place Shelter and Family Advocate Job Information:Key ResponsibilitiesGuest Relations (35%)-- Proactively create a welcoming and affirming environment, engage families in high-quality shelter services-- Engage guests in conversations around their housing goals and assist them with resource navigation-- Maintain a calm, affirming demeanor and model positive behavior, such as upholding professional boundaries-- Address behavioral challenges, provide trauma-informed crisis management, conflict de-escalation, and set appropriate limits through an equity lens-- Effectively collaborate and regularly communicate with other staff members and supervisors to ensure consistency; a team-based, solution-oriented approach to the work; and high-quality service delivery-- Welcome and orient new families to shelter-provide shelter tours, explain program, and complete and upload shelter intake documentsImplementation of Shelter Operations & Procedures (35%)-- Collaboratively execute shelter processes according to time of the day and in accordance with the Shelter Policy Manual-- Maintain a clean and sanitary shelter environment-disinfect high-touch areas; do laundry; restock supplies; clean bathrooms and showers; vacuum, sweep, and mop floors; clean up after meals; take out garbage, compost, and recycling; etc.-- Serve food and adhere to all food safety and serving protocols, including clear and consistent documentation-- Move around the facility and maintain an active and engaging presence around shelter-- Record and report any building/facility concerns-- Attend required trainings and monthly staff meetingsImplementation of Guest Enrichment Programming (15%)-- Facilitate calendar of activities and events for the benefit of our guests. Provide feedback to Shelter & Services Manager, Program Services Director, and Site Director on effectiveness of programming and ideas for improvement.-- Welcome and help orient volunteers to the space and their roles; actively engage volunteer in shelter activitiesData Entry and Information Management (15%)-- Author, upload, and maintain clear, objective, and accurate electronic guest records, reports, and shelter documentation-- Handle and protect sensitive information; maintain confidentiality-- Maintain up to date community resources as provided by other program teams and make them easily accessible to guests.This position description generally describes the principal functions of the position, the level of knowledge and skills typically required, and the general scope of responsibility. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities and should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals will perform other duties as assigned.

Skills/Qualifications RequiredTwo or more years of work or volunteer experience in a social services setting, OR one or more years of social services experience combined with one or more years of customer service experienceExperience working in a shelter setting or with people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity is highly preferredPassion for and demonstrated experience working with children and families is preferredDemonstrated creative problem solving, conflict de-escalation, conflict mediation, and crisis management skillsDemonstrated understanding of trauma-informed careAbility to set appropriate boundaries and maintain professional demeanor in a high stress environmentHighly motivated, self-starter, resourceful, flexible, and possesses a positive attitudeExhibits compassion and empathy; works well with parents and children from all racial, ethnic, social, economic, gender, and sexual orientation backgroundsAbility to access and produce information on a computer and within Microsoft Suite, and to create documentation in the database system in an accurate and timely wayStrong reading, writing, speaking, and listening (communication) skillsStrong organizational and time management skillsSensitivity to the needs of clients who are experiencing homelessness, low-income, limited English speaking, or impacted by domestic violence, substance abuse, or other barriers to employment and housingPhysical RequirementsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Ability to converse with and listen to people in many different settingsAbility to use a computer and telephone, as well as other standard office equipmentAbility to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist on an intermittent or continuous basisAbility to occasionally push, pull, lift and/or carry supplies up to 25 poundsWork takes place in a social services environment where long periods of sitting, working on a computer, walking to various work areas, going up and down stairs, and standing are requiredTravel to program sites and meetings outside the site and around the county is necessaryAbility to work in an environment where there may be animals present, including dogsMary's Place is an Equal Opportunity EmployerIn compliance with the ADA Amendment Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department.Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. Mary's Place will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship to Mary's Place would result.Mary's Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.Benefits information can be found on the Mary's Place Careers page under each position's listing.We look forward to meeting you!PI202062194

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