Employment Opportunities

Peter & Paul Community Services provides housing and supportive services to those who are homeless. Our employees are passionate about our mission and purpose. Together as a team, we strive to solve homelessness.

Part-Time Emergency Shelter Case Manager

Position: Part-Time Emergency Shelter Case Manager

Job Status: This position requires evening hours, 5:30pm – 10:30pm, 4 evenings per week

About Peter & Paul Community Services: Peter & Paul Community Services (PPCS) provides housing and supportive services to individuals who are homeless, especially those experiencing mental illness or living with HIV. A permanent supportive housing residence, two transitional housing programs, two emergency shelters, meals program, art collaborative, and sport for social change program serve over 1,750 unduplicated clients annually. PPCS offers shelter, food, psychiatric care, job skills training, help for chemical addictions, and a welcoming community for those who feel isolated. Over 3,500 volunteers support the work of PPCS every year. Learn more at www.ppcsinc.org.

Duties:

  • Assists shelter residents in forming goals upon entry to the shelter
  • Provides referrals and resources to residents that will assist them in reaching their desired goals
  • Engages with residents during their time in the shelter, following designated follow-up meeting schedule to discuss client’s progress in reaching their goals
  • Assesses clients’ need for substance abuse treatment, providing additional resources to clients in need of treatment
  • Assesses clients’ need for medical and/or mental health treatment, providing additional resources to clients in need of treatment
  • Maintains client files by completing assessments on new clients; compiling authorizations, releases and previous medical records; and writing progress notes in a timely and confidential manner
  • Assists clients with employment searches, and applications, as needed
  • Assists clients in searching for housing, and contacting housing resources
  • Assists residents in obtaining income and creating a budget
  • Provides conflict resolution and crisis intervention for residents
  • Routinely tracks resident and program outcomes providing monthly and quarterly reports for grant purposes
  • Participates in annual/semi-annual certifications (CPR, First Aid) training requirements and continuing education including agency in-service trainings
  • Possesses a working knowledge of community resources available to low income housing and homeless individuals
  • Holds residents accountable to all program requirements and terminates the shelter program if deemed necessary
  • Assists Program Director and Assistant Director in program design and development
  • Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-services
  • Performs other services as required by the Program Director and Assistant Director

Qualifications:

  • Preferred Bachelor’s in Occupational Therapy, Substance Abuse, Counseling, Social Work, or other related human services field
  • A minimum of five years’ case management experience may substitute for degree if experience is in a related field involving direct work with those who are homeless
  • Interest in providing services to people experiencing substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnosis, homelessness and/or HIV/AIDS
  • Knowledge of documentation standards and experience collecting and maintaining data in electronic form
  • Familiarity with HIPAA and privacy standards, crisis management and harm reduction principles
  • Working knowledge of Internet and Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Capability to partner with and empower program residents
  • Cultural sensitivity toward diverse populations required

Application Information: Send Cover Letter and Resume to kkoch@ppcsinc.org

EOE

Shelter Monitor

Position: Shelter Monitor

Department: Soulard Shelter / Meals Program

Supervision: Program Director

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma with two years experience working for an agency serving clients experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness, or dual diagnosis.
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid required.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA/privacy standards and professional boundaries.
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capability of partnering with and empowering clients served.

Duties:

  1. Assist in overseeing the daily operation of the Emergency Shelter and Meals Program, ensuring that activities are carried out in a safe, professional manner in safe, well-maintained facilities. Primarily evening and overnight hours.
  2. Attend all regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  3. Assist in tracking all outcomes according to good practice standards/funder requirements.
  4. Assist in overseeing volunteers.
  5. Monitor evening and weekend food preparation and serving.
  6. Perform minor secretarial tasks, including but not limited to: answering phone(s), answering door(s), filing, photocopying, etc.
  7. Provide a written record of client behaviors and situations for each shift worked, including client violations and staff actions taken.
  8. Ensure cleanliness and good order of office and facilities.
  9. Ensure client compliance with program policies and procedures.
  10. Assist in receiving and storing in-kind donations.
  11. Link clients with linens, hygiene supplies, and other stock supplies as requested by clients or staff.
  12. Ensure avenues of egress for all clients at all times.
  13. Contact appropriate staff members in case of emergency or crisis. For crisis that is clinical in nature or that involves a client of the Department of Mental Health, ensure the involvement of a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).
  14. Perform other services or duties as required by Program Director.

Send application, resume and cover letter to Don Shipp, Shelter Director, dshipp@ppcsinc.org.

EOE

Psychiatric Technician (House Staff) - Positive Directions

Position: Psychiatric Technician (House Staff) – Positive Directions

Department: Positive Directions

Supervision: Housing Manager

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED with two years experience working for an agency serving clients experiencing substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnosis, homelessness, and/or HIV/AIDS.
  • Status as a Certified Medication Technician (CMT) or Level I Medication Aide required.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA/privacy standards and professional boundaries.
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capability of partnering with and empowering clients served.

Duties:

  1. Supervise clients taking medication(s).
  2. Document medication adherence or non-adherence in Medical Administration Record.
  3. Make daily contact with all residential clients to supervise ADLs (activities of daily living) and to monitor behavior while at housing sites.
  4. Perform rounds as required by facility, and/or any regulatory or funding body.
  5. Be responsible for evening and weekend food preparation and serving of portions when no Dietary staff present.
  6. Perform minor secretarial tasks, including but not limited to: answering phone(s), answering door(s), filing, photocopying, etc.
  7. Maintain knowledge of clients’ treatment plans and current team meeting minutes, as indicated by initialing each document once read and understood.
  8. Provide a complete written record of client behaviors and situations for each shift worked, including client violations and staff actions taken. This includes both shift notes and individual progress notes for any significant interactions with clients.
  9. Ensure cleanliness and good order of office and residential facility, and assist clients in keeping common areas clean and organized.
  10. Ensure client compliance with program policies and procedures.
  11. Assist in receiving and storing in-kind donations.
  12. Link clients with linens, hygiene supplies, and other stock supplies as requested by clients or staff.
  13. Ensure avenues of egress for all clients at all times.
  14. Attend monthly in-services as able (or watch videos of trainings and take tests).
  15. Participate fully in regular supervision and Continuing Education courses as required (minimum of 12 hours per year, including any topics and via any teaching methodology).
  16. Set alarms to provide safety after visiting hours.
  17. Coordinate transfer of responsibility to oncoming staff person by offering a full verbal report on each client and facilitating a shared count of scheduled medication with the oncoming shift.
  18. Contact appropriate staff members in case of emergency or crisis. For crisis that is clinical in nature or that involves a client of the Department of Mental Health, ensure the involvement of a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).
  19. Perform other services or duties as required by Program Director.

Send resume, cover letter and salary expectations to Shane Yackle, Program Assistant, syackle@ppcsinc.org.

EOE

Psychiatric Technician (House Staff) - Labre Center

Position: Psychiatric Technician (House Staff)

Department: Labre Center

Supervision: Nurse

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED with two years experience working for an agency serving clients experiencing substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnosis, homelessness, and/or HIV/AIDS.
  • Status as a Certified Medication Technician (CMT) or Level I Medication Aide required.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA/privacy standards and professional boundaries.
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capability of partnering with and empowering clients served.

Duties:

  1. Supervise clients taking medication(s).
  2. Document medication adherence or non-adherence in Medical Administration Record.
  3. Make daily contact with all residential clients to supervise ADLs (activities of daily living) and to monitor behavior while at housing sites.
  4. Perform rounds as required by facility, and/or any regulatory or funding body.
  5. Be responsible for evening and weekend food preparation and serving of portions when no Dietary staff present.
  6. Perform minor secretarial tasks, including but not limited to: answering phone(s), answering door(s), filing, photocopying, etc.
  7. Maintain knowledge of clients’ treatment plans and current team meeting minutes, as indicated by initialing each document once read and understood.
  8. Provide a complete written record of client behaviors and situations for each shift worked, including client violations and staff actions taken. This includes both shift notes and individual progress notes for any significant interactions with clients.
  9. Ensure cleanliness and good order of office and residential facility, and assist clients in keeping common areas clean and organized.
  10. Ensure client compliance with program policies and procedures.
  11. Assist in receiving and storing in-kind donations.
  12. Link clients with linens, hygiene supplies, and other stock supplies as requested by clients or staff.
  13. Ensure avenues of egress for all clients at all times.
  14. Attend monthly in-services as able (or watch videos of trainings and take tests).
  15. Participate fully in regular supervision and Continuing Education courses as required (minimum of 12 hours per year, including any topics and via any teaching methodology).
  16. Set alarms to provide safety after visiting hours.
  17. Coordinate transfer of responsibility to oncoming staff person by offering a full verbal report on each client and facilitating a shared count of scheduled medication with the oncoming shift.
  18. Contact appropriate staff members in case of emergency or crisis. For crisis that is clinical in nature or that involves a client of the Department of Mental Health, ensure the involvement of a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).
  19. Perform other services or duties as required by Program Director.

Send resume, cover letter and salary expectations to Steve Smith, Labre Center Program Director, smiths@ppcsinc.org.

EOE

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