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Women's Advocate - Hart House in St. Paul (Relief Staff)

Missions Inc. Programs
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Closing date
Jan 31, 2022

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Position: Women's Advocate

Program: Hart House

Location: St. Paul, MN

Reports to: Program Manager

FTE: Relief staff shifts (7:00am-3:00pm, 3:00-11:00pm, 11:00pm-7:00am)

Mission Statement:

Missions Inc. Programs provides a collaborative community and safe space where people are empowered to heal and transform their lives. Our vision is a world where every person realizes their worth and lives with dignity free from addiction and violence.

Our values are to:

· Affirm human worth

· Foster self-determination

· Value diversity

· Seek social justice

Position Summary

This position will provide supportive services and a secure, safe environment for residents; maintain confidentiality of all residents; monitor medication; assist in resident transportation; answer incoming calls; conduct random urinalysis drug/alcohol screenings; make a visual check of all residents and document residents' status; assist with meals; provide crisis intervention; complete clerical and other tasks; work well with people from diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds, and have awareness of culturally specific resources.
  • Have a complete knowledge of emergency procedures, all forms that accompany these procedures and attend quarterly emergency procedures reviews.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all residents in accordance with confidentiality laws.
  • Uphold the policies and procedures of the program and of Missions. Inc.
  • Attendance at staff meetings and in-service training.
  • Assist in resident transportation.
  • Answer incoming telephone calls.
  • Monitor medication and note any discrepancies in daily log and medication log.
  • Conduct random urinalysis drug/alcohol screenings.
  • Make a visual check of residents and document residents' status.
  • Complete a building check three times per shift.
  • Conduct bedroom inspections.
  • Provide individual and class advocacy with social services, economic assistance, mental health, medical and criminal justice systems on behalf of residents.
  • Coordinate recreational and group activities with residents.
  • Complete intake with resident and insures that each new resident is oriented into the program.
  • Assign room; distribute linen and personal items to new residents. Provide information on resources and options available to assist resident in designing their own goals and objectives.
  • Review goals sheets bi-weekly with assigned residents and document in progress notes.
  • Update resident progress notes as needed with other pertinent information.
  • Complete pre-admission interview forms with potential residents, and coordinate intakes.
  • Develop and maintain resource information.
  • Complete clerical and other tasks as requested by Program Manager.

Required Experience and Qualifications
  • An understanding and sensitivity to the unique problems encountered by people experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and chemical dependency;
  • The ability to work well with people from diverse racial, cultural, social, and economic backgrounds;
  • An awareness of culturally specific resources;
  • Able to lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds; able to bend, stoop, kneel and climb (ascend and descend) flights of stairs;
  • Computer proficiency required; including the ability to use e-mail, navigate the internet, and complete basic data entry in a database system;
  • Understand chemical dependency and the needs of women in recovery;
  • Have and maintain sobriety, if chemically dependent; and continue to maintain sobriety through-out employment;
  • Have a good working knowledge of AA/NA.

We invite you to visit our website at to learn more about us and to fill out an application to include with your resume.

We offer .40 cents differential pay for overnight shifts and .50 cents for weekends.

Missions Inc. Programs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $14.49 per hour

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • On call

COVID-19 considerations:
CDC and MDH protocols are in place

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Location: One location
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