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On Call House Monitor

Company: SMYAL
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Position: On Call House Monitor

Schedule: Evening and overnight hours and/or weekend Hours

Position Summary: SMYAL is hiring On Call Housing Monitors for our housing program for youth ages 18-24 who are experiencing homelessness. Possible shifts are available for evening and overnight hours as well as weekend hours.

The Housing Monitor position works to ensure that all LGBTQ youth who are residents of the SMYAL Extended Transitional Youth House are safe, supported, monitored and cared for respectfully. This position works with the Case Manager and the Director of Youth Housing to implement tasks, directives, and interventions to assist residents in meeting their case plan goals. The role is essential to ensuring that both residents and SMYAL employees adhere to the program, including the housing rules, policies and regulations. The house monitor is responsible for monitoring the safety and conduct of house residents, and providing clinical and crisis intervention as needed. House Monitors must be able to manage youth ages 18-24, de-escalate any potential conflicts, and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

SMYAL's extended transitional living program is a 2 to 6 year program that seeks to provide its residents with independent living skills and stable permanent housing in the community. This position requires evening and overnight hours or weekend hours, and at times may require work beyond regular office hours or covering shifts for other members of the Housing Monitor team. Holidays are mandatory. Teamwork is highly emphasized.

Position Responsibilities:

--- Coordinate the operation of the facility, including adherence to house rules and regulations

--- Make regular house check inspections inside the building and in the area immediately outside, and check individual rooms when necessary

--- Monitors resident curfew and documents any rules and regulations violations

--- Monitors building and facility conditions following agency guidelines for maintenance

--- Works with case manager to develop and monitor individual case plans for residents to provide optimum supportive services

--- Counsels residents and coordinates subsequent services as needed

--- Provides crisis intervention and support as needed

--- Makes entries into the Daily Log detailing activities during employee's tour of duty

--- Perform other duties as assigned, understanding the changing environment working with youth in a housing environment

Education and Other Skills:

--- High School Diploma/GED.

--- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

--- Competency in basic community engagement, medical, social, and practical case management.

--- Experience working directly with LGBTQ young adults preferred.

--- Experience in Group Home living or Shelter facility preferred.

--- Knowledge of mental health concerns and suicidality.

--- Must be sensitive to issues of diversity, including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity, both in the workplace and in the community serviced.

--- A valid driver's license is desirable.

--- LGBTQ individuals and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

--- Must be able to work evenings, holidays, and weekends as needed.

*To Apply: *

Applicants may send resume, wage requirements, _and _cover letter to jobs @smyal.org with the subject line On Call Housing Monitor. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. Candidates will be hired as qualified candidates are identified, so we encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. No phone calls, please. Start date is contingent on completion of required clearances.

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. SMYAL believes in a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as bringing your authentic self to the workplace. So if you are excited about this position but your past experiences do not align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyways! You may be just the right person for this or other positions.

*About SMYAL: *

SMYAL supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. Committed to social change, SMYAL builds, sustains and advocates for programs, policies, and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood.

*SMYAL, 410 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-2707*

*Phone: (202) 546-5940. Web: http://www.smyal.org/*

_*SMYAL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibility, physical or mental handicap, or political affiliation.*_

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $19.00 per hour

* 8 hour shift
* Holidays
* Night shift
* On call
* Weekend availability

Work Location: Multiple Locations%58047475%

Keywords: SMYAL, Washington DC , On Call House Monitor, Other , Washington, DC

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