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.

Behavioral Support Technician (PRN) - Various Programs

Peter & Paul Community Services, a not-for-profit homeless services agency providing emergency shelter, as well as transitional and permanent housing, seeks a Behavioral Support Technician for its Garfield Place Apartments, 25 units of permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless persons in St. Louis City. If you have a desire to work with a team of caring professionals that offers hope, empowerment, compassion, hospitality and a chance for independence, you can help us solve homelessness for our community.

The position reports to the Assistant Program Director.

Work Environment:  This position operates in a professional environment.
Work Schedule:  Called in as needed (varies by Program)
Supervisory Responsibility:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Travel:  Travel is primarily local during the business day or no travel at all.

Job Description

The Behavioral Support Technician serves in a paraprofessional capacity assisting clients in an educational, learning, caring and helping capacity for independent living. The primary function is to ensure each client’s safety and well-being, supervise administration of daily medication and document medication adherence or non-adherence in Medical Administration Record. Document all significant information in appropriate health record or software.

Essential Functions

  1. Supervise clients taking medication(s) and documenting medication compliance or non-compliance in Medical Administration Record.
  2. Make daily contact with all residential clients to supervise ADLs (activities of daily living) and to monitor behavior while at housing sites.
  3. Perform rounds as required by facility, and/or any regulatory or funding body.
  4. As required, be responsible for evening and weekend food preparation and serving of portions when no Dietary staff is present.
  5. Maintain knowledge of clients’ treatment plans, by initialing each document once read and understood.
  6. 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.
  7. Ensure cleanliness and good order of office and residential facility, and assist clients in keeping common areas clean and organized.
  8. Ensure client compliance with program policies and procedures.
  9. Link clients with linens, hygiene supplies, and other stock supplies as requested by clients or staff.
  10. Set alarms to provide safety after visiting hours.
  11. 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.
  12. 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).
  13. Attend monthly in-services/monthly staff meetings that the agency provides as continuing education.
  14. Regular attendance and punctuality are required to perform job duties effectively.
  15. Perform other services or duties as required by Program Director.

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED with 3-4 years’ experience working for an agency serving clients experiencing substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnosis, homelessness, and/or HIV/AIDS OR minimum Associate’s Degree 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 or must be certified within 60 days of hire or promotion.
  • Must have CPR and first aid certification.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA/privacy standards and professional boundaries required.
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Proficiency with use of Microsoft Office Suite and electronic health/social services documentation preferred.
  • Capability of partnering with and empowering clients served.

Send résumé and cover letter to Human Resources Department at humanresources@ppcsinc.org


Program Director - Labre

Peter & Paul currently has an opening for a Program Director at our Labre Center. If you have a desire to work with a team of caring professionals that offers hope, empowerment compassion, hospitality and chance for independence, you can help us solve homelessness for our community.

This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Oversee the daily operation of the Labre Center, ensuring that the facility is maintained in a manner that is safe, professional and in accordance with all applicable regulatory standards.

Essential Functions

  1. Hire, provide orientation, and delegate responsibilities to all program staff.
  2. Participate in credentialing of all clinical staff.
  3. Provide weekly clinical supervision to all clinical and ancillary staff, including Nurse (who supervises all Behavioral Support Technicians).
  4. Conduct regular staff meetings.
  5. Create opportunities for client feedback by attending Client Advisory Council meetings.
  6. Ensure compliance with all staff development/continuing education requirements.
  7. Manage all employee files.
  8. Supervise the selection and clinical care of all program clients.
  9. Develop and enforce policies and procedures in compliance with applicable regulatory standards and evidence-based best practices.
  10. Supervise management of client files, including documentation of client eligibility and progress in the program.
  11. Ensure all outcomes are tracked according to best practice standards and funding sources’ requirements.
  12. Work with Volunteer Coordinator to select, supervise and train all volunteers.
  13. Network with other social service providers and act as Agency liaison with organizations in the mental health community.
  14. Assist the Executive Director in developing short term and long range planning for the program.
  15. Develop, monitor, and maintain the annual program budget.
  16. Serve as a member of the Agency Management Team, as an ex officio member of the Program Services Committee of the Board of Directors, and as a member of the Agency Speakers’ Bureau.
  17. Assist the Director of Development in fund raising and grant writing.
  18. Regular attendance and punctuality are required to perform this job effectively.
  19. Perform other services and duties as requested by the Executive Director.

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human or social services, or designation as an occupational therapist (OTR) or registered nurse (RN). Five years clinical experience in the treatment of homelessness, severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse and/or dual diagnosis.
  • Must be recognized as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) or a Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (QSAP) in the state of Missouri.
  • Must be proficient in program development, clinical supervision, team building, budget and resources management, and staff/client empowerment.
  • Must have knowledge of all applicable regulatory statutes, the processes to maintain any applicable permits or licenses, and the resources available in the local service systems.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Supervisory experience preferred.

To apply for this position, please send resume to humanresources@ppcsinc.org


Application Form

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