Bethlehem Inn is a short-term transitional housing facility for homeless women and children. It is governed by a Board of Directors. A Program Administrator, Shelter Manager and Family Advocates are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility. A Family Advocate reports directly to the Shelter Manager. A Family Advocate is directly responsible for the running of the facility during the assigned shift. This includes but is not limited to the following:
Ensure safety and security of the residents as well as the facility. Ensure there are no safety concerns. Be familiar with the security systems including camera, keys, and fire systems. Know the proper procedures to follow in an emergency.
Have a basic understanding of mental health and addiction. Provide crisis management and crisis intervention when needed. Provide support and feedback to the residents while empowering their independence. Assist with any case planning needs that may arise. Provide referrals to outside agencies if needed.
Work independently. Complete required paperwork and charting as directed by the Shelter Manager. Complete light housekeeping and ensure the facility meets sanitation requirements. Complete any other duties assigned by the Shelter Manager or Program Administrator.
Must be 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED. Experience working in similar type setting preferred. Must possess good written and oral communication skills. Bilingual preferred but not required. Be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Be able to do light lifting and maneuver steps. CPR/First Aid certification required or able to obtain within the first 90 days of employment.
Print, complete and either email or mail application. The application can be viewed here.