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.

Case Manager (Part-Time) – Emergency Shelter
Peter & Paul currently has an opening for a Part-time Case Manager. 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:
Reporting to the Lead Case Manager, this position is responsible for maintaining all required case management documentation, coordinating all aspects of client care, support, and treatment plans to assist clients in developing and reaching their desired goals.

Essential Functions:

  1. Willingness to take a trauma-informed, housing first approach to assisting clients.
  2. Assists shelter residents in forming goals upon entry to the shelter.
  3. Provides referrals and resources to residents that will assist them in reaching their desired goals.
  4. Engages with residents during their time in the shelter, following designated follow-up meeting schedule to discuss client’s progress in reaching their goals. (Meet minimally twice a month with residents)
  5. Assesses clients’ need for substance abuse treatment, providing additional resources to clients in need of treatment.
  6. Assesses clients’ need for medical and/or mental health treatment, providing additional resources to clients in need of treatment.
  7. 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.
  8. Assists clients with housing searches, employment searches, obtaining income and creating a budget.
  9. Provides conflict resolution and crisis intervention for residents.
  10. Participates in annual/semi-annual certifications (CPR, First Aid) training requirements and continuing education including agency in-service trainings.
  11. Holds residents accountable to all program requirements and terminates the shelter program if deemed necessary.
  12. Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-services.
  13. Regular attendance and punctuality are required to perform job duties effectively.
  14. Performs other services as required by the Lead Case Manager.

Required education and experience:

  • Associate’s degree in related human services field. May substitute degree with minimum of five years case management experience 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.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of community resources available to low income housing and homeless individuals.
  • Knowledge of documentation standards, HIPAA and privacy standards, crisis management and harm reduction principles.
  • Working knowledge of Internet and Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Capable of partnering with and empowering program residents.
  • Cultural sensitivity toward diverse populations required.

Preferred education and experience:
Preferred Bachelor’s in Occupational Therapy, Substance Abuse, Counseling, Social Work, or other related human services field (current licensure or certification strongly preferred).

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no supervisor responsibilities.

Work Schedule: Generally, nights and weekends (5 hours per day; 4 days per week). During COVID19, flexibility to work from home.

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.

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter by 5/22/2020 to humanresources@ppcsinc.org

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”

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. 

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.
  • 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

“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”

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