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.

Substance Abuse Counselor (Part-time) - Garfield Place Apartments

Peter & Paul Community Services, a not-for-profit homeless services agency providing emergency shelter, as well as transitional and permanent housing, seeks Substance Abuse Counselor 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 Program Director.

Work Environment:  This position operates in a professional environment.
Work Schedule:  Varied. Some evenings and weekends.
Supervisory Responsibility:  This position has no supervisor responsibilities.
Travel:  Travel is primarily local during the business day or no travel at all.
Job type:  Part-time, exempt

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Conducts client intake assessment assuring data gathered is congruent with “clinical impressions” and “clinical recommendations” providing a clear drug and alcohol history to determine appropriateness of client for program in conjunction with the program director.
  2. Upon request of other agencies, provides intervention services to clients who are HIV positive and have mental health or substance abuse issues. Outreach to target a population and identify, engage, assess and refer and/or link to viable and clinically appropriate services.
  3. Works with client to establish personal goals and objectives in relation to substance abuse issues; helps formulate treatment plan based on the client’s goals and objectives.
  4. Maintains client files, including monthly progress reports; obtains medical plans; history, including previous medical records; regularly reviews and updates treatment, handles release of information to other agencies and hospitals; handles  all files in a confidential manner.
  5. Conducts regular substance abuse educational groups. Oversees client attendance at AA/NA meetings, and supports client sobriety efforts through individual counseling.
  6. Interacts with other service providers to obtain client services.
  7. Files monthly reports with Program Director.
  8. Directs activities of support staff in relation to client needs attends weekly treatment team meetings.
  9. Attend all in house in-services.
  10. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings. Participate in regular supervision and training as required.
  11. Assist management staff with QA.
  12. Provide crisis intervention and pager coverage with working knowledge of DSM IV, psychotropic RX’s and crisis intervention theory.
  13. Regular attendance and punctuality are required to perform job duties effectively.
  14. Perform other services or duties as required by Program Director.

Required Education and Experience
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or Psychology or related field. Certified in Substance Counseling with 3 years’ experience providing substance abuse counseling services and knowledge of documentation standards which are required when working with the treatment of substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness including dual diagnosis, homelessness and/or HIV/AIDS.

Preferred Education and Experience
Masters level preferred in Counseling, Social Work or Psychology or related field. Certified in Substance Counseling with 2 years’ experience providing substance abuse counseling services and knowledge of documentation standards which are required when working with the treatment of substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness including dual diagnosis, homelessness and/or HIV/AIDS.

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

EOE

Behavioral Support Technician (Part-time) - Garfield Place Apartments

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:  Part-time weekends (16-24 hrs/week)
Supervisory Responsibility:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Travel:  Travel is primarily local during the business day or no travel at all.
Job Description

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.
  • 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

EOE

Assistant Program Director - Garfield Place Apartments

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

Physical and Environmental Requirements: Some mobility required.
Work Schedule: Varied. Some evenings and weekends.
Full-time, exempt

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, occupational therapy or related field with at least 3 years of experience providing case management services in the areas of substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnosis, homelessness and/or HIV/AIDS.
  • Licensure and designation as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and/or Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (QSAP) preferred.
  • Status as a Certified Medication Technician (CMT) and/or Level I Medication Aide (L1MA) preferred.
  • Knowledge of documentation standards, HIPAA and privacy standards, crisis management and harm reduction principles.
  • Capability of partnering with and empowering tenants served.

Duties:

Supervisory Duties

  1. Assist in hiring Behavioral Support Technicians.
  2. Directly supervise Behavioral Support Technicians, ensuring that each has completed all training required by the state, licensing agencies and/or funding agencies.
  3. Complete annual performance evaluations for Behavioral Support Technicians.
  4. Maintain scheduling for Behavioral Support Technicians.

Clinical Duties

  1. Complete assessments on all program residents within one month of admission as well as on an ongoing basis throughout each tenant’s residency.
  2. Complete and submit billable documentation in SIRP format in a timely manner.
  3. Coordinate services with other providers, agencies, and involved persons, communicating with each tenant’s outside case manager providers at least weekly.
  4. Link tenants to supportive services (including independent housing as tenant desires), food and financial resources (including all available benefits)
  5. Encourage tenant participation in Garfield Apartments Program services and adherence to rules/expectations. Document and address non-compliance.
  6. Refer and encourage tenant participation in available and appropriate community resources, day programs, employment opportunities and training programs.
  7. Educate tenants regarding rights, medications, and mental health resources, and advocate for tenants’ civil rights as needed.
  8. Identify, screen, and engage tenants for substance abuse and mental health treatment.
  9. Assist in the creation of individual treatment goals.
  10. Assist tenants in developing support systems and/or connecting with significant others as appropriate and approved by tenant.
  11. Assist management staff with Quality Assurance and tracking outcomes.
  12. Provide crisis intervention as needed using working knowledge of DSM-V, psychotropic medications and crisis intervention theory.
  13. Assist in maintaining tenant files in ways including but not limited to: completing intake assessments; collaborating with tenants to create treatment plans and quarterly reviews; compiling authorizations, releases and previous medical records; and writing progress notes in a timely and confidential manner.
  14. Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-services, and participate in regular supervision and training as required.
  15. Facilitate psychosocial group(s) to increase tenant perceptions of hope, capability, support, and to allow for tenant processing of their situations.
  16. Perform other services and duties as assigned by Program Director.

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

EOE

Shelter Monitor

Position: Shelter Monitor

Department: Biddle Housing Opportunities

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 (Part-time working Saturday and Sunday 7am–3pm); Multiple PRN Psychiatric Technicians (various shifts)

Department: Positive Directions

Supervision: Housing Manager

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 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.

To apply for this position, please send resume, salary requirements and cover letter by email to jlnance@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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