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Soteria House – Resident Support Staff (2nd Shift)

 Pathways Vermont Soteria Resident Support Staff

 

The Company: Pathways Vermont is a dynamic nonprofit agency which believes in transforming the lives of individuals experiencing mental health and other life challenges and permanently ending homelessness.  Soteria Vermont is a five-bed hospitalization prevention residence for individuals experiencing an early episode extreme state (also known as psychosis) who wish to avoid or minimize their exposure to medications.  Pathways offers a great benefit package including dental and health insurance, and generous time-off.

 

The Role: The Resident Support Staff is a member of the Soteria community which includes residents and various support staff. The position is focused on essential house functions and being with residents.  Resident Support Staff are scheduled 35-39 hours per week. Staff are required to attend a weekly team meeting (one hour), co-reflection (one hour – various times offered), and supervision (one hour – variable to meet scheduling needs). residents, Resident Support Staff, Shift Supervisors, Program Manager, and Nurse Practitioner.  The position is focused on essential house functions and being with residents. 

 

Supervised by: 2nd Shift Supervisor

Schedule: Th 6:30p-11p, F 4p-12, Saturdays 4p-12, Sundays 4p-12, and Mondays 4p-12

Rate:

$16.32/hour

Regular Hourly Rate

$.75 additional/hour

12 AM Saturday – 6 AM Monday

 

Responsibilities:

    • Be available for additional support to lead overnight staff person
  • Be with residents: non-judgmental, non-directive approach of providing support and availability
  • Engage in relationship building/rapport building with residents and provide service from a “choice” perspective as well as client centered, harm reduction, and strengths based approaches
  • Communicate to residents programmatic rules and expectations
  • Maintain thorough understanding of Soteria procedure, including emergency response
  • Maintain written and computerized records, compile reports and complete other program documentation (including care notes, statistics, letters, petty cash receipts, etc.)
  • Provide one to one support with life skills and healthy choices, including but not limited to social skills, wellness, assistance with any medications and housekeeping
  • Coordinate, facilitate and monitor referrals to community services and activities, and advocate for resident participation
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Weekly team meeting – 5:15pm Thursdays

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication, writing, and computer skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent experience
  • Ability to tolerate uncertainty
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to form relationships with marginalized individuals
  • Sound judgment and good problem solving skills including assessing risk factors
  • Ability to structure time, develop work priorities independently, and meet program expectations with regard to documentation
  • Ability to work weekends
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive vehicle required
  • Ability to work effectively as part of the team
  • Ability to share one’s own personal transformative life experiences
  • Personal experience of psychosis/extreme states will be considered an asset

 

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • Some daylight training; overnight work schedule
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs often required
  • Frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, standing and lifting of arms to participate in cleaning, cooking, space organization and other activities around the house
  • Often meeting with persons in the community and/or visiting different businesses
  • Occasional walking around the community to participate in activities with residents 
  • Rarely running or moving at very swift speed to avoid emergency situation
  • Regular operation of a computer and other office machinery including frequent typing
  • Frequent talking and listening in participation of exchanging ideas through spoken word and occasional receipt and giving of detailed information through oral communication
  • Extensive reading responsibilities
  • Occasionally lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds (i.e. carrying groceries, moving things around the house, etc.)
  • Frequent exposure to outside environmental conditions (all seasons) in accompanying residents in the community and outings
  • Occasional exposure to high levels of noise

 

It is the policy of Pathways Vermont that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or disability.  Pathways Vermont is committed to a diverse workplace that reflects the communities we serve, and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people including people with military experience, individuals with disabilities, and people of color.  

 

To apply send a cover letter and resume to employment@pathwaysvermont.org