FUNCTION: The Residential Specialist works cooperatively to assist homeless individuals to access services and benefits to overcome their homelessness. The Residential Specialist will work directly with participants on a daily basis to maintain the house and ensure that program standards are being met. The Resident Specialist is responsible for maintaining integrity at all times. All duties will be performed in a courteous manner, allowing participants and staff to maintain a healthy sense of self-worth while maintaining a safe and sober environment.
KNOWLEDGE AND JOB SKILLS: High School Diploma or GED required with at least one (1) year work experience in a residential program setting and/or human services related field. Ability to provide crisis intervention and handle emergency situations. High level of maturity and responsibility required. Time management skills are fundamental. Good verbal and written communication skills are vital to this position. Good documentation skills are essential. Professional telephone skills are essential. Computer knowledge is vital to the satisfactory performance of this position.
Education: High School Diploma or GED required.
Experience: A minimum at least one (1) year work experience in a residential program setting and/or human services related field. Equivalent training and experience on a year-for-year basis in a related field will be considered.