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.

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 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.

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.”

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.”

Summary/Objective
Under general supervision, maintain documentation and assist with coordinating client care, support, and treatment
plans. Plan and conduct the daily activities of individuals to facilitate individual learning experiences and develop life
skills consistent with the treatment plans to assist clients in developing and reaching their desired goals.

Essential Functions

  • 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 and productive occupations, and
    vocational readiness.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of individualized treatment plans.
  • Refer and encourage client participation in available and appropriate community resources, day programs,
    employment opportunities and training programs.
  • Work directly with clients using individual and group modalities to address identified performance deficits
    and client goals.
  • Assist with pre-vocational training via the client Work Incentive Program.
  • Oversee all client training regarding activities of daily living.
  • Assist in identifying, screening and engaging clients for substance abuse and mental health treatment.
  • Write progress notes in a timely and confidential manner.
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-services.
  • Participate in regular supervision and training as required.
  • Provide on-call coverage and crisis intervention as needed using working knowledge of DSM IV, psychotropic
    medications, and crisis intervention theory.
  • Facilitate groups to increase client skills; increase exposure to activities of daily living, work, or leisure;
    and/or address client substance abuse issues.
  • Transport clients to their appointments as needed.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are required to perform job duties effectively.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Program Director or as dictated by circumstances of growth
    and/or planning.

Required Education and Experience

  • Associate degree in Occupational therapy, Substance Abuse, Counseling, Social Work, or other related human
    services field. Four years work experience in social services and/or related field.
  • Interest in providing services to people experiencing substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness, dual
    diagnosis, homelessness and/or HIV/AIDS.
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA/privacy standards and professional boundaries required.
  • Must have CPR and first aid certification.
  • Status as a Certified Medication Technician (CMT) and/or Level I Medication Aide (LIMA).
  • Knowledge of Office 365.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy, Substance Abuse, Counseling, Social Work, or other related human
    services field and/or four years’ work experience in the field.
  • Prior experience in serving multi-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.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no supervisor 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 or no travel at all.

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.

Salary Range: $15.00 – $16.00/hr

To apply for this position, please contact Human Resources at humanresources@ppcsinc.org

REFERRAL BONUS: PETER & PAUL COMMUNITY SERVICES IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR GOOD PEOPLE. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO MEETS THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE LIFE SKILLS SPECIALIST, CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE $200.00 REFERRAL BONUS.

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.

Job Title: Assistant Program Director – Garfield Place

Job Type: Full Time

Job Status: Exempt

Reports to: Program Director

Summary/Objective
Support the department’s clinical duties, administrative programs, activities, and projects, and provide support to the Program Director in the implementation and facilitation of Garfield Place.

Essential Functions

Supervisory Duties

  • Supervise all Behavior Support Technicians (BST) including hiring recommendations, training, planning, scheduling, performance assessment, coaching, and progressive discipline.
  • Ensure each BST has completed all training required by the state, licensing agencies and/or funding agencies.

Clinical Duties

  • Complete assessments on all program residents within one month of admission as well as on an ongoing basis throughout each tenant’s residency.
  • Coordinate services with other providers, agencies, and involved persons, communicating with each tenant’s outside case manager providers at least weekly.
  • Link tenants to supportive services (including independent housing as tenant desires), food and financial resources (including all available benefits)
  • Encourage tenant participation in Garfield Apartments Program services and adherence to rules/expectations. Document and address non-compliance.
  • Refer and encourage tenant participation in available and appropriate community resources, day programs, employment opportunities and training programs.
  • Educate tenants regarding rights, medications, and mental health resources, and advocate for tenants’ civil rights as needed.
  • Identify, screen, and engage tenants for substance abuse and mental health treatment.
  • Assist in the creation of individual treatment goals.
  • Assist tenants in developing support systems and/or connecting with significant others as appropriate and approved by tenant.
  • Assist management staff with Quality Assurance and tracking outcomes.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed using working knowledge of DSM-V, psychotropic medications, and crisis intervention theory.
  • 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.
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-services and participate in regular supervision and training as required.
  • Facilitate psychosocial group(s) to increase tenant perceptions of hope, capability, support, and to allow for tenant processing of their situations.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are required to perform job duties effectively.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Program Director or as dictated by circumstances of growth and/or planning.

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, occupational therapy, or a related field
  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience
  • At least 2 years of experience providing case management services in the areas of mental health and/or substance use
  • At least 1 year of experience supervising case management services in the areas of mental health and/or substance use
  • Licensure and/or designation as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
  • Highly experienced in the theory, principles, and practice of psychiatric rehabilitation
  • Knowledge of documentation standards, HIPAA and privacy standards, crisis management, and harm reduction principles
  • Capability of partnering with and empowering tenants served

Preferred Education and Experience

  • At least two years of experience providing services to clients experiencing mental health and medical comorbidities
  • At least one year experience providing services to clients experiencing homelessness
  • Class E Driver’s License
  • 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.

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.

Salary range: $44,000 – $55,000

Benefits Statement: Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability plan options, Simple IRA, Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Earned Time Off, paid holidays.

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.

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

Qualified candidates, please contact Human Resources at humanresources@ppcsinc.org

REFERRAL BONUS: PETER & PAUL COMMUNITY SERVICES IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR GOOD PEOPLE. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO MEETS THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE LIFE SKILLS SPECIALIST, CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE $200.00 REFERRAL BONUS.

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.