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Monitor Lead Homekey El Monte

Company: Volunteers Of America Los Angeles
Location: El Monte
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description About Us: VOALA Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOA - LA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans' services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org . --Due to COVID-19, a need arose to quickly serve our at-risk homeless neighbors. The Project HomeKey program provides housing for those experiencing homelessness, or those at risk of experiencing homelessness. This program aims to provide case management, connection to services, and shelter to our neighbors. Families, couples, and individuals will be served. JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE The Lead Monitor will arrange, coordinate, supervise, mentor, and oversee the Monitor's efforts to provide security of the program premises, and safety for program clients, visitors and employees. Homekey Monitors will also conduct street engagement, performing initial street screenings, immediate needs assessments, and crisis stabilization. The Lead Monitor shall provide Safety Training to the Monitor staff, and provide ongoing safety oversight. The Lead Monitor performs Monitor duties on behalf of program clients/participants, as well as leading and training Monitors. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assign shifts, ensure that Monitors are scheduled around the clock, plan personal shifts to observe each shift during the week.
  • Train Monitors in program operations, safety, and security expectations and procedures.
  • Oversee operations for safety practices, provide ongoing safety leadership.
  • SHELTER ENTRANCE MONITORING: The front door to the shelter is the only permitted entrance and exit for participants, employees, partners, and vendors. Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, participants, visitors, guest and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises.
  • BAG & PERSON SCREENING: Monitors search all participants' person and belongings being brought into the shelter each time a participant enters. This is a critical step in ensuring the safety and security of everyone. It is important to treat every participant with equal dignity and professionalism every time they are screened.
  • Patrol premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates, etc. walking the facility and making reports as needed.
  • SHELTER SAFETY:
  • While patrolling observe Shelter to ensure safe operations; report and correct any spills, unsafe working conditions, or defective equipment.
  • Know location of fire exits, be prepared to assist participants in case of any emergency.
  • Monitor clients and conduct room checks; maintain records of client compliance of program rules, report to clinical/case management staff, assist clinical/case management staff as required.
  • Call police or fire department in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized clients/persons.
  • As a non-profit agency, VOALA must utilize all limited resources effectively and protect from theft loss or damage to the shelter's assets. Report all suspicious events to direct supervisor.
  • Responsible to complete written reports and incidents logs of daily activities and irregularities, such as: unusual occurrences, equipment or property damage, theft, and presence of unauthorized persons.
  • ACT AS A ROLE MODEL FOR PARTICIPANTS AT ALL TIMES. Learn, understand and practice the professionalism expected - Put clients'/participants' needs first.
  • CLIENT/PARTICIPANT SUPPORT:
  • Answer telephones and take messages for clients and staff, monitor doors and greet visitors.
  • Maintain office housekeeping; verifies all common areas, laundry areas and restrooms are clean and disinfected & fully operational
  • Assist shelter staff during provision of services to clients/participants, including set-up for classes, meetings, meals, recreation, and other shelter events.
  • Inputs required data to computer systems and logs
  • Provides street engagement, crisis stabilization, trauma-informed case management, and referral services for clients and their families
  • Conducts initial street screenings, immediate needs assessments, and crisis stabilization
  • As a member of the program case management team, provides assistance with permanent housing placement for participants
  • Other duties that may arise to support program goals. Qualifications REQUIREMENTS:
    • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications EDUCATION:
      • High School diploma or GED
      • Within 30 days of hire, must successfully complete VOALA safety training. EXPERIENCE:
        • 1 year of experience in the security field or providing social services as a worker or volunteer, or a combination of both totaling 1 year; a formal degree or certification in a social service related discipline can substitute for the experience requirement. KNOWLEDGE:
          • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:
            • Basic Microsoft operating system skills: Outlook, Office, Word, Excel. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
              • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients.
              • Must be able to work flexible schedule (evenings and weekends required)
              • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
              • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards. COMPETENCIES:
                • Patient, able to be a calming influence in stressful situations.
                • Build rapport with those encountered in all aspects the work day.
                • Build trust, act trustworthy
                • Follow instructions and VOALA procedures
                • Apply principles of professional boundaries and ethics to on the job situations
                • Able to de-escalate threatening/volatile situations with clients, or in the workplace PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
                  • Experience in a group residential setting is preferred.
                  • Experience serving the homeless is preferred.
                  • Related experience in a mental health or substance abuse treatment setting, or other group residential program. Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.

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