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Bay Cove Human Services Inc Shelter Stabilization Worker in Boston, Massachusetts

14.42/hr Responsibilities Engage in relationship building with shelter guests with sensitivity to the needs of the long term homeless population with concurrent mental health and substance use issues and fosters a community of safety and respect. Engage guests in conversation regarding housing goals and next steps to be taken in order to reach those goals. Teach and role-model skills in the areas of grooming, hygiene, housekeeping, communication/social skills, and recreational activities. Administer medications in accordance with MAP standards and trains guests in medication self-administration procedures. Implement safety procedures and crisis intervention practices using a non-judgmental, harm-reduction approach. Provide supportive counseling to guests concerning daily personal and social issues. Maintain documentation per site expectations. Prepare and serve meals in accordance with 509 regulations. Participates in the cleaning of the shelter and encourage guests to actively participate to maintain a clean and healthy living environment. Monitor guests health needs and consults with the program nurse or the on-call nurse consultant when appropriate. Complete other duties and projects as assigned by supervisor. Qualifications One year direct care experience providing services to adults with mental illness or related population; BA/BS can be substituted for experience. Department of Public Health certification in medication administration is required within 60 days. Proficiency in word processing and basic computer functions. Demonstrated professional communication and organizational skills. Flexibility to work evenings and weekends on a scheduled or as-needed basis. Driver's License Required? No

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