Now Accepting Applications for Eden Emergency Center Support Staff (PRN)!
Eden House is a movement to eradicate the trafficking and selling of human beings. We create systemic change through: youth prevention; education and legislative advocacy; and recovery and reentry services for victims, including long-term shelter. Eden House is expanding our long-term residential recovery services for human trafficking survivors to include an Emergency Center. With this expansion, we are rebranding to “Eden Center for Hope and Healing.” The Eden Emergency Center (EEC) is an emergency center based on a low barrier, Housing First model. EEC will provide 30 days of overnight housing for female-identifying survivors of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. EEC will provide Housing First services for both female and male survivors who need longer term housing options. EEC services and programs are trauma-informed and healing centered.
EEC Support Staff will provide daytime, overnight, or weekend coverage to the EEC on an as needed basis. This position is essential to the smooth operation of the EEC and to coordination between overnight and daytime staff. EC will hire candidates to fill positions on an as needed basis for the following any of the following shifts:
Monday through Friday – 7:00am to 3:00pm
Monday through Friday – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday through Friday – 11:00 to 7:00pm
Monday through Sunday – 7:00am to 7:00pm and 7:00pm to 7:00am
The assignment of shifts will depend on the needs of the guests and clinical staff of the EC and on the availability of the PRN support staff hired. Support staff are members of the clinical team and work closely with the clinical staff in implementing clinical components of the emergency center program. Support Staff will report to the Clinical Director. Support staff will:
- serve as a role model to guests as to appropriate behavior within the EC,
- ensure guests’ safety at all times,
- assist guests in developing social and functional skills that are part of their recovery and healing-centered engagement,
- encourage guests to engage in setting goals that meet their current and future needs.
- Provide daytime, overnight, and weekend screening of applicants and enter initial intake information..
- Review case notes from day staff entered in the CMS.
- Model EC values of trauma-informed and healing centered engagement in interactions with guests.
- Provide motivation and emotional support.
- Respond to guests’ needs as appropriate.
- Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.
- Practice conflict resolution and communication skills.
- React immediately in emergency situations – call 911, etc. – as outlined in the policy manual.
- Call clinical staff for advice or backup, as needed.
- Monitor emergency center expectations:
- quiet hours
- general behavior
- neatness and cleanliness of common area
- Maintain a list of supplies needed.
- Enter the following into the CMS: progress notes, important observations related to individual guest’s behavior, any incidents that occurred during overnight/weekend shifts that may be of concern or need follow up by daytime staff.
- Participate in staff meetings as needed.
- Other duties as needed and assigned.
Hiring Qualifications – At least one of the following:
- Self-identified as person with lived experience/survivor of similar circumstances and
1 year experience working in a residential setting or with the survivor/homeless population
- Person with 3 years’ experience working in a residential setting or with survivor/homeless population
- Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) or in process of becoming certified with full certification obtained by start date of employment
- Other relevant certification or BA degree in social science field
- Demonstrated interest and knowledge of human trafficking/sex work, trauma, addiction, addiction recovery
- Knowledge of and experience with conflict resolution and de-escalation strategies
- Knowledge of 12 step programs (AA, NA)
- Background check; clean drug screen upon offer of employment
- Ability to maintain personal boundaries
- Beginning knowledge of technology and aptitude for learning case management data system
- Ability to lift 10 pounds
- Driver’s license, insurance, and clean driving record
To apply: Send a cover letter and resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also include contact information for 3 References – 1 personal reference and 2 professional references from someone unrelated to the applicant.