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.

Volunteer Coordinator

Position: Volunteer Coordinator

Peter & Paul Community Services, a not-for-profit homeless services agency providing emergency shelter, as well as transitional and permanent housing, seeks a Volunteer Coordinator to manage volunteers at agency program sites 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 director of development and works with program directors.

Physical and Environmental Requirements: Some mobility required.

Work Schedule: Varied. Some evenings and weekends.

Full-time, exempt

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience coordinating a diverse volunteer base in a non-profit environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel
  • Experience coordinating small to mid-level events of 150 attendees
  • A commitment to confidentiality of volunteer records and client information
  • Excellent time-management skills with consistent attention to detail, an organized work style, and the ability to follow through on assignments with minimal direct supervision
  • An ability to work with diverse populations (volunteers, staff, clients)
  • Must have your own transportation

Duties:

  1. Serves as primary Volunteer Coordinator and point-person for recruiting, managing, and developing volunteers for the agency.
  2. Works with program directors to identify potential volunteer roles within the agency.
  3. Manages Meals Group, Soulard Shelter, and Garfield volunteer leaders through regular communications and semi-annual meetings.
  4. Actively conducts volunteer recruitment for the agency on an ongoing basis.
  5. Ensures timely communications with volunteers as appropriate.
  6. Ensures data relevant to volunteer activities is communicated to development staff.
  7. Communicates donor prospect information to Director of Development.
  8. Works with appropriate development staff to coordinate volunteer recognition efforts.
  9. Ensures confidentiality of volunteer information.
  10. Maintains a thorough working knowledge of PPCS programs for use in donor and volunteer cultivation.
  11. Attends any and all pertinent agency trainings (e.g. first aid, in-services)
  12. Speaks with current or prospective volunteer groups off-site.
  13. Coordinates educational activities for schools and groups interested in homelessness (e.g., finds speaker(s), leads activities, provides tours, provides information on homelessness and the PPCS approach to ending homelessness).
  14. Receives and sorts through all in-kind donations and inquiries. Works with program directors to make sure they are delivered to the correct program and/or assist in donation delivery.
  15. Works with volunteers and staff to improve quality of food and services provided by volunteers to PPCS clients.
  16. Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor

Application Information:
Please send Cover Letter and Résumé to Shane Taylor, Director of Development: shane.taylor@ppcsinc.org

EOE

Clinical Coordinator

Position: Clinical Coordinator

Department: Administration (but divides time among all programs)

Supervision: Director of Operations

Full-time, Exempt

Peter & Paul Community Services, a not-for-profit homeless services agency providing emergency shelter as well as transitional and permanent housing, seeks a Clinical Coordinator. 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.

Physical and Environmental Requirements: Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.  Ability to lift and carry at least 10 lbs.

Work Schedule: Generally Monday through Friday days.

Requirements:

  • Valid Missouri License as an OTR/L (preferred), RN, LCSW, or similar with a minimum of two years experience working within a community mental health setting
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with the Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) and Medicaid billing systems, preferably with electronic medical records (EMR) systems
  • Ability to interact with clients who experience homelessness, substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnosis, and/or HIV/AIDS
  • Knowledge of HIPAA/privacy standards and professional boundaries
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR, or willingness to become certified
  • Effective interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Your own transportation

Duties:

  1. Maintain a cohesive Medicaid billing system and comprehensive clinical services
  2. Manage system for review of documentation to ensure quality control for billable notes
  3. Assemble all billable notes and generate billing spreadsheets (including proper identification numbers for all clients and providers)
  4. Consult with reimbursement sources (BJC Behavioral Health and Places for People) to create final billing documents for each month and address any billing disparities
  5. Oversee agency’s use of QuickMAR, the electronic documentation system utilized for Medicaid billing, including serving as the agency system administrator and training new users
  6. Provide ongoing educational opportunities and training for staff on effective documentation methods and billing requirements
  7. In conjunction with Program Directors, review, revise (as needed), and enforce Medicaid billing productivity standards for staff members
  8. Serve as liaison to the Institute for Community Alliances (ICA) regarding issues pertaining to the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), the online client tracking system utilized by homeless services agencies
  9. Oversee and implement the agency’s in-service program designed to provide ongoing educational and professional development opportunities for staff members
  10. Serve as coordinator of intern and practicum students to staff programs with OTA/R, Nursing, and Social Work students
  11. Supervise students (as qualified) in all programs, including OTA and OTR students with a goal of increasing billing capacity and productivity
  12. Co-sign all relevant OTA and student documentation pertaining to treatment plans (as qualified) in accordance with American Occupational Therapy Association procedures and Missouri Board of Professional Regulations
  13. Assist in treatment plan reviews for IRTS clients to promote continuity of care
  14. Assist with clinical treatments and decisions in all settings to provide evidence-based, client-centered care
  15. Perform other tasks as required by the Director of Operations and/or Program Directors

Application Information:

Please send Cover Letter and Résumé to Kevin Born, Director of Operations, at kpborn@ppcsinc.org.

EOE

Life Skills Specialist / Case Manager

Position: Life Skills Specialist / Case Manager

Department: Positive Directions

Supervision: Program Director

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Occupational Therapy, Substance Abuse, Counseling, Social Work, or other related human services field and/or equivalent work experience in the field.
  • Interest in providing services to people experiencing substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnosis, homelessness and/or HIV/AIDS.
  • Prior experience in serving multiply-challenged individuals preferred.
  • Knowledge of documentation standards, HIPAA and privacy standards, crisis management and harm reduction principles.
  • Capability of partnering with and empowering clients served.

Duties:

  1. Complete functional and client-centered performance assessments on program residents within one week of admission, including but not limited to: functional cognitive skills, substance abuse status, safety awareness, activities of daily living, community living skills, participation in leisure and productive occupations, and vocational readiness.
  2. Assist with the development and implementation of individualized treatment plans.
  3. Refer and encourage client participation in available and appropriate community resources, day programs, employment opportunities and training programs.
  4. Work directly with clients using individual and group modalities to address identified performance deficits and client goals.
  5. Assist with pre-vocational training via the client Work Incentive Program.
  6. Oversee all client training regarding activities of daily living.
  7. Assist in identifying, screening and engaging clients for substance abuse and mental health treatment.
  8. Writing progress notes in a timely and confidential manner.
  9. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-services.
  10. Participate in regular supervision and training as required.
  11. Provide pager coverage and crisis intervention as needed using working knowledge of DSM IV, psychotropic medications and crisis intervention theory.
  12. Facilitate groups to increase client skills; increase exposure to activities of daily living, work or leisure; and/or address client substance abuse issues.
  13. Perform other services as required by the Program Director.

Application Information:

Please send Cover Letter and Résumé to Shane Yackle, Program Assistant, at syackle@ppcsinc.org.

EOE

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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