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Samaritan Center Support Staff

 

Job Title: Support Staff

Department: Samaritan Center

Hours Worked: Full Time (32 hours/week - Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 3-11PM)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Location: Vero Beach, FL

Supervises: None

Reports To: Assistant Program Administrator

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaches effective communication skills through the use of respectful, verbal, physical and emotional role modeling
  • Builds trust by encouraging and empowering the residents to convey their feelings and by responding in an objective manner to what has been said
  • Supports the resident’s development of personal independence by encouraging healthy and productive social interactions
  • Provides a safe, home like environment within which the residents can grow by encouraging healthy and productive social interactions
  • Provides the residents with supportive supervision and guidance to achieve smooth operation of program guidelines
  • Provides ongoing assessment of the emotional level of the Center and to defuse conflicts through early intervention utilizing a supportive and non-punitive approach
  • Maintains current knowledge of all administrative and case management procedural policies and residential guidelines
  • Completes all documentation as per staff protocol, i.e. progress notes, staff communication book, intake forms and all logs as needed
  • Maintains current CPR and First Aid Certifications
  • Attends agency meetings/staff development programs as required
  • Attends additional training as determined by needs outlined in annual evaluation
  • Participates on a CQI team

This is a sampling of duties.  Other tasks, responsibilities and duties may be assigned as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate. College degree preferred
  • One-year experience in the area of social services
  • Supports the social teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Ability to work effectively with families
  • Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility; non-judgmental attitude
  • Ability to forge mutually respectful partnerships with supervisor, coworkers, and clients with an understanding and sensitivity to cultural differences (i.e. Specific cultural and ethnic groups, religion, various socio-economic groups, and those living alternative lifestyles)
  • Good communication, organizational and domestic skills
  • A commitment to empowering others to solve problems
  • Valuing a nurturing family as the ideal environment for a person
  • A conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change
  • The ability to establish a respectful relationship with the persons served to help them gain skills and confidence
  • Ability to understand the needs of the client and respond accordingly
  • The ability to work as a team player and work collaboratively with other personnel and/or service providers or professionals
  • Possess a valid Florida driver’s license
  • Excellent and professional telephone manner, interpersonal skills, confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively with employees, departments heads, representatives of other agencies and the general public.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and make responsible judgment calls.
  • Computer literate; Microsoft Word and Excel, email and internet usage

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional light lifting and carrying of under 15 pounds
  • Occasional moderate carrying and lifting of 15 – 44 pounds
  • Frequent use both hands and fingers (i.e. typing)
  • Frequent extended periods of sitting
  • Occasional periods of standing, kneeling and climbing
  • Occasional ability to distinguish basic colors (i.e. graphics)
  • Occasional ability of minimal hearing (i.e. driving) and routine hearing (i.e. listening to others in conversation)
  • Occasional time spent working closely with others.
  • Work hours are generally regular; however, the job demand may require extended hours from time to time.
  • Work involves sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, occasional carrying and lifting heavy objects, and other normal office activities.
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