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.

Group Counselor (Part-Time)
Peter and Paul Community Services offers those we serve hope, empowerment, compassion, hospitality and a chance for independence.  You too can help us solve homelessness for our community!  This position will be responsible for facilitating substance abuse/mental health groups and individual counseling to clients with mental, physical, emotional, or development impairments.  Position reports to the Program Director at PPCS Labre location.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Conducts client intake assessment to provide a clear drug and alcohol history to determine appropriateness of client for program
  2. Provides individual and group counseling to clients with chronic mental illness and chemical dependency
  3. Conducts regular substance abuse and mental health educational groups.
  4. Works with client to establish personal goals and objectives in relation to substance abuse and mental health issues; helps formulate treatment plan based on the client’s goals and objectives.
  5. Observes, documents, and reports client behavior and responses to treatment plan.
  6. Oversees client attendance at AA/NA meetings and supports client sobriety efforts through individual counseling.
  7. Interacts with other service providers to obtain client services.
  8. Generates revenues by recording billing information of services rendered.
  9. Attend all in house in-services.
  10. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings; participate in regular supervision and training as required.
  11. Regular attendance and punctuality are required to perform job duties effectively.
  12. Perform other services or duties as required by Program Director.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or other related field. Certified in MAADC I. Minimum 2-3 years providing drug and alcohol counselor to individuals or in a group setting. Knowledge of documentation standards which are required when working with the treatment of substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnosis, homelessness and/or HIV/AIDS.

Preferred Education and Experience
Masters level preferred in Counseling, Social Work or Psychology or other related field. Certified in MAADC II. Minimum 1-2 years providing drug and alcohol counselor to individuals or in a group setting.  Knowledge of documentation standards which are required when working with the treatment of substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnosis, homelessness and/or HIV/AIDS.

Supervisory Responsibility:  This position has no supervisor responsibilities.

Work Environment:  This position operates in a professional environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets.

Travel:  Travel is primarily local during the business day or no travel at all.

Physical and Environmental Requirements: Ability to lift and carry at least 10 lbs. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets, and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Other Duties:
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process.

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to jfrager@ppcsinc.org

EOE

Registered Nurse (FT)
Peter and Paul Community Services currently has an opening for a Full-Time Registered Nurse for Garfield Place.  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. Position reports to the Program Director.

Summary/Objective
Responsible for maintaining the quality and adequacy of nursing practice; for coordinating nursing and training programs; for recognizing and assisting in solving professional, administrative and supervisory problems in an assigned area. Position exercises considerable judgment in applying professional knowledge in solving nursing problems within established policies and practices.

Essential Functions

  1. Complete medical assessments on all program residents within one month of admission.
  2. Coordinate medical and mental health care with appropriate providers, agencies and/or involved persons, including but not limited to: making referrals to physicians, making appointments, and providing or arranging for transportation/accompaniment to appointments when appropriate and therapeutic.
  3. Assist with the development and implementation of individualized treatment plans.
  4. Meet routinely with clients using individual and group modalities to educate them about wellness, their illness(es), medication(s), medication management, need for compliance/follow-up, and general health information.
  5. Supervise the control, ordering, attainment, storage, dispensing and disposal of client medications, ensuring that all processes are in compliance with regulatory standards.
  6. Oversee all client and staff education regarding medications and medication management.
  7. Educate clients regarding rights and medical/mental health resources.
  8. Report any medication-related critical incident to the appropriate physician.
  9. As a member of the treatment team, participate in identifying, screening and engaging clients for substance abuse and mental health treatment.
  10. Assist management staff with Quality Assurance and outcomes tracking.
  11. Assist in maintaining client files in ways including but not limited to: completing nursing assessments on all new clients, regularly reviewing all client records, medication orders, consultations with MD,  and AIMS; ensuring that all residential clients have required lab work and TB screenings in chart; compiling authorizations, releases and previous medical records; and writing nursing progress notes in a timely and confidential manner.
  12. Ensure adequate service provision with contract pharmacies.
  13. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-services.
  14. Participate in regular supervisory and clinical training as required.
  15. Coordinate staff health education opportunities, including but not limited to: CPR, First Aid, Level I Medication Aide certification, infection control, and other certification/training as required by any funding or licensing body; lead six or more in-services for Garfield staff per year.
  16. Facilitate all staff receiving annual physicals and TB testing.
  17. As needed, create meal plans for clients who have special dietary needs.
  18. Provide pager coverage and crisis intervention as needed using working knowledge of DSM V, psychotropic medications and crisis intervention theory. For any crisis that is clinical in nature or that involves a client served by the Department of Mental Health, ensure the involvement of a Qualified Mental Health Professional.
  19. Regular attendance and punctuality are required to perform job duties effectively.
  20. Performs other duties as requested by the Program Director or as dictated by circumstances of growth and/or planning.

Required Education and Experience

  • Current RN license in the State of Missouri.  Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Minimum three years (3) experience providing medical case management services in the areas of substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnosis, homelessness and/or HIV/AIDS.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of documentation standards, HIPAA and privacy standards, crisis management and harm reduction principles.
  • Capability of partnering with and empowering clients served.
  • Commitment to results with emphasis on accountability.
  • Passionate about the mission of PPCS and able to promote and communicate the philosophy, mission, and values of PPCS to external and internal stakeholders.
  • Sense of humor, integrity, impeccable work ethic.
  • Knowledge of Office 365.

Preferred Education and Experience
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferred.

Designation as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and/or Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (QSAP) preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical and Environmental Requirements: Ability to lift and carry at least 10 lbs. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets, and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Work Environment: This position operates in a professional environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets.

Travel:  Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice for this job.

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter by October 31, 2019 to humanresources@ppcsinc.org

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process.

EOE

Shelter Monitor (Full-Time; Part-Time Hourly; PRN)

Reports to Lead Shelter Monitor

Peter and Paul Community Services currently has openings for Full-Time, Part-Time Shelter and PRN Monitors. 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.

Summary/Objective

Assist in overseeing the daily operation of the Emergency Shelter, ensuring that activities are carried out in a safe, professional manner in safe, trauma-informed, well-maintained facilities. Primarily evening and overnight hours.

Essential Functions:

  1. Ability to serve clients with dignity and respect, in a non-judgmental way. Peter & Paul does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. and expects all employees to do the same.
  2. Attend all regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  3. Willingness to take a Trauma Informed approach to addressing clients.
  4. Assist in tracking all outcomes according to good practice standards/funder requirements.
  5. Assist in overseeing volunteers.
  6. Monitor evening and weekend food preparation and serving.
  7. Perform minor secretarial tasks, including but not limited to: answering phone(s), answering door(s), filing, photocopying, responding to emails, etc.
  8. Complete or attend all staff trainings.
  9. Provide a non-bias written record of client behaviors and situations for each shift worked, including client violations and staff actions taken.
  10. Ensure cleanliness and good order of office and facilities.
  11. Ensure client compliance with program policies and procedures.
  12. Assist in receiving and storing in-kind donations.
  13. Link clients with linens, hygiene supplies, and other stock supplies as requested by clients or staff, as well as outside resources.
  14. Ensure avenues of egress for all clients at all times.
  15. Regular attendance and punctuality are required to perform this job effectively.
  16. Perform other services or duties as required by Shelter 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.
  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibility:  This position has no supervisor responsibilities.
Work Environment:  This position operates in an emergency shelter environment.
Physical and Environmental Requirements: Ability to lift and carry at least 10 lbs.
Travel:  Travel is primarily local during the business day or no travel at all.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process.

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

EOE

Behavioral Support Technician (Full-Time; Part-Time; PRN)

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:  Varies
Supervisory Responsibility:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Travel:  Travel is primarily local during the business day or no travel at all.

Summary/Objective

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.
  • 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 

  • Status as a Certified Medication Technician (CMT) or Level I Medication Aide preferred.
  • Proficiency with use of Microsoft Office Suite and electronic health/social services documentation preferred.
  • Capability of partnering with and empowering clients served. 

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process.

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

EOE

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