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.

Program Assistant - Positive Directions

Peter & Paul Community Services, a not-for-profit homeless services agency providing emergency shelter, as well as transitional and permanent housing, seeks a program assistant for its Positive Directions Program. Positive Directions is a transitional housing program that provides housing and supportive services to homeless men and women who live with HIV, mental illness, and/or substance abuse. 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.

This position reports to the Program Director.

Work Environment:  This position operates in a professional environment.
Work Schedule:  Full-time
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 program assistant supports the department’s administrative programs, activities and projects, and provides administrative support to the Program Director in the implementation and facilitation of Positive Directions.

Essential Functions

  1. Create and modify documents using Microsoft Office Word and Excel to type all meeting minutes, provide ongoing service analysis, and track program outcomes
  2. Complete ServicePoint training and keep up to date with ongoing trainings and system updates.
  3. Perform general clerical duties including but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing and filing
  4. Maintain & audit client files and enter appropriate information into appropriate databases (e.g., ServicePoint)
  5. Enter Monthly Progress Notes into ServicePoint and report totals to Administration.
  6. Receive the weekly St. Louis Coordinated Entry Prioritization List (for housing) and update clients’ placement on weekly Staff Meeting notes
  7. Research, price and purchase office furniture and supplies, as well as clerical supplies, food, paper goods for the program housing facilities
  8. Support staff in assigned project-based work
  9. Provide office orientation for new employees
  10. Set up arrangements for agency visitors
  11. Maintain knowledge of clients’ treatment plans and current team meeting minutes, as indicated by initialing each document once read and understood
  12. Ensure good order of office and facility
  13. Assist in receiving and storing office-based in‑kind donations
  14. Participate in regular supervision and training as required
  15. Coordinate specific grant information (i.e. HOPWA) – with Development and Administration.
  16. Process work orders and communicate needs to the Maintenance Department
  17. Attend Safety Committee meetings as needed per Program Director
  18. Regular attendance and punctuality are required to perform the job effectively.
  19. Perform other services 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.
  • Proficiency with use of Microsoft Office Suite, with strong working knowledge of Excel a must, and electronic health/social services documentation preferred.
  • 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

  • Capability of partnering with and empowering clients served.

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

EOE

Behavioral Support Technician (Part-time) - 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:  Part-time (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

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

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

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