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Support Specialist, Palm Hotel (Sun - Thurs or Tues - Saturday 3:00pm-11:30pm)

Company: The People Concern
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:






Support Specialist, Palm Hotel (Sun - Thurs or Tues - Saturday 3:00pm-11:30pm)







Los Angeles, CA, USA * Santa Monica, CA, USA
Req #10879



Thursday, January 4, 2024



About the People ConcernThe People Concern empowers the most vulnerable among us to rebuild their lives. One of Los Angeles County's largest social services agencies, The People Concern was formed in 2016 in a merger of two trusted social service organizations based in Los Angeles County, OPCC and Lamp Community. Informed by more than fifty-eight years of work in the community, The People Concern is a leading provider of, and advocate for, evidence-based solutions to the multi-faceted challenges inherent in homelessness and domestic violence.With compassion and profound respect for those we serve, we provide a fully integrated system of care - including outreach, interim housing, mental and medical health care, substance abuse services, domestic violence services, life skills& wellness programs, and permanent supportive housing - tailored to the unique needs of homeless individuals, survivors of domestic violence, challenged youth, and others who have nowhere else to turn.The People Concern's model of integrated and comprehensive care empowers our participants to navigate the multi-faceted obstacles in their lives, become their best selves, and ultimately, connect with and contribute to their communities.



Role: Support Specialist
Reports to: Program Manager
Location: Palm Hotel 2020 14th st. Santa Monica CA 90405
Schedule: 3:00pm-11:30pm Sun - Thurs or Tues - Saturday
Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt (Hourly), Non-Management
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Planning (403b), Employee Assistant Program (EAP), etc.
Number of Openings: 2

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Act as the first point-of-contact for all immediate client needs and requests such as phone use, linens, water, etc.



Monitor and oversee the floor including communal areas, patios, bathrooms, dorms and showers, ensuring program guidelines are upheld and that the physical site is well-maintained and safe, including general cleaning duties


Be visible on the floor at all times and actively engage and welcome clients


Conduct regular, thorough walk-throughs of the facility


Create a supportive environment to ensure client progress towards stability


Attend relevant staff meetings, trainings and retreats as scheduled


Oversee client cubicle/room/bed area maintenance in a trauma-informed manner


Facilitate client engagement activities, such as groups or other activities


Complete incident reports, update shift logs, and document in HMIS, as needed and email relevant documents/updates before the end of each shift


Develop effective, trusting relationships with clients and use a client-centered approach that includes motivational interviewing, harm reduction, and trauma-informed care


Intervene during crises to actively de-escalate situations, with client and staff safety in mind, using non-violent communications skills


Work as part of a team to provide comprehensive, integrated care to individuals experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and substance addiction


Communicate effectively, and in a timely manner, with management, peers, and clients


Maintain client confidentiality at all times, while following agency, state, and HIPAA laws


Other duties as assigned


Qualifications:
* High school/GED degree (Preferred)
* Minimum one (1) year experience in related work
* Possess effective customer service skills and the ability to handle difficult situations
* Ability to work independently and think critically
* Ability to communicate in a language other than English strongly preferred but not required
* Ability to act in a professional manner regardless of circumstances
* Commitment to improving the community through empowerment and dignity
* Familiarity with non-violent crisis intervention
* Familiarity with issues faced by population served
* Ability to self-motivate and to appropriately organize and motivate others
* Computer literate; able to use computerized database system for information management
* Ability to work as a team member
* Able to obtain and maintain Food Handlers, CPR and first aid certification
* Demonstrate an ability to take initiative towards continued professional development

Responsibilities Common to All Agency Employees
* Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times
* Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
* Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
* Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
* Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
* Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
* Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication
* Work with minimum supervision
* Perform other duties as assigned

Equal Opportunity Employer
The People Concern is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to non-discrimination in employment. We select the most qualified individual for the job based on job-related qualifications regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, credit history, sexual orientation, arrest and court record, genetic information, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or other applicable laws.

About the People Concern
The People Concern empowers the most vulnerable among us to rebuild their lives. One of Los Angeles County's largest social services agencies, The People Concern was formed in 2016 in a merger of two trusted social service organizations based in Los Angeles County, OPCC and Lamp Community. Informed by more than fifty-eight years of work in the community, The People Concern is a leading provider of, and advocate for, evidence-based solutions to the multi-faceted challenges inherent in homelessness and domestic violence.
With compassion and profound respect for those we serve, we provide a fully integrated system of care - including outreach, interim housing, mental and medical health care, substance abuse services, domestic violence services, life skills & wellness programs, and permanent supportive housing - tailored to the unique needs of homeless individuals, survivors of domestic violence, challenged youth, and others who have nowhere else to turn.
The People Concern's model of integrated and comprehensive care empowers our participants to navigate the multi-faceted obstacles in their lives, become their best selves, and ultimately, connect with and contribute to their communities.

Benefits & Perks
* Medical Insurance
* Vision Insurance
* Dental Insurance
* Retirement Planning (403b)
* Paid Holidays
* Paid Vacation Days
* Paid Sick Days
* Employee Assistance Plans (EAP)
* TELUS Health
* Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
* Basic Life / Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
* Voluntary Short- and Long-Term Disability
* Voluntary Pet Insurance
* Discounts on Hotels, Theme Parks, Concerts, Movies, Restaurants & More
* The People Concern University & Certificates
* Corporate Discounts



Equal Opportunity EmployerThe People Concern is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to non-discrimination in employment. We select the most qualified individual for the job basedon job-related qualifications regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, credit history, sexual orientation, arrest and court record, genetic information, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or other applicable laws.


Benefits& Perks

  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Retirement Planning (403b)& Matching
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation Days
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Employee Assistance Plans (EAP)
  • TELUS Health
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Basic Life / Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Voluntary Short- and Long-TermDisability
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance
  • Discounts on Hotels, Theme Parks, Concerts, Movies, Restaurants & More
  • The People Concern University & Certificates
  • Corporate Discounts



    Other details



    Pay Type
    Hourly

    Min Hiring Rate
    $19.00

    Max Hiring Rate
    $19.00

    Required Education
    High School






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