La Casa Norte’s Mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities. The mission and philosophy of service is to impact the social issues of homelessness at the individual and community levels.
The Casa Corazon Emergency Beds Program is aimed at providing safe and enriching emergency housing for homeless youth, ages 18-24, including youth who are pregnant and parenting. The program is open 365 days a year from 7pm to 9am and provides immediate housing and other enriching activities to impact the lives of youth and help them achieve their life goals.
This is an overnight, full-time position.
Expected Goals and Objectives
- To supervise and monitor activities of residents and their children to maintain a safe and stable living environment
- Maintain professional relationships with all residents and their children
- Supervise and ensure a safe and developmentally appropriate milieu for young women ages 18-24 and their children.
- Communicate in a timely and accurate fashion within the program (i.e. client intakes, incident reports, contact with youths’ families, facility inventories, and all shift log entries) and complete all required documentation
- Support and implement the policies and philosophies of the program and of La Casa Norte including but not limited to Harm Reduction and trauma-informed service frameworks
- Utilize de-escalation and crisis intervention skills when needed in a supportive and caring manner
- To work in a team approach to assist residents in achieving service plan goals
- Conduct intake needs assessment, create initial action place and refer residents to appropriate services
- Engage youth in discussions relevant to goals, strengths and barriers to stability
- Coordinate with other staff including Drop-in Case Manager to ensure continuity of services
- To help youth develop important life skills, including supporting healthy pregnancies and safe and nurturing parenting skills
- Ensure that infants and children have access to safe and engaging environment.
- Model effective and respectful communication with residents and other staff members while creating a standard of healthy communication for other staff and residents
- Create and foster leadership opportunities for youth to encourage their personal development and the overall health of the community of Low Threshold Shelter Program
- Take advantage of key “teachable moments” to help youth develop skills in parenting, decision making, conflict resolution, time management, etc.
- Ensure that young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and queer are fully integrated into the program and receive culturally competent services.
- Provide and coordinate life skills workshops to youth focused on personal hygiene, sexuality, financial literacy, household management, conflict resolution, anger management, and other areas as needed
- Implement established structure of support and accountability within the program to allow youth to fully develop in all areas of their life
- Implement standards of cleanliness and maintenance by performing duties and requesting repairs
- Leading residents in the upkeep of the Low Threshold Program and working with residents to ensure that necessary tasks are completed
- Cleaning and sanitizing areas as needed to ensure standard of cleanliness and sanitation is kept up at all times
In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all La Casa Norte employees are responsible for contributing to the overall success of La Casa Norte by:
- Attending bi-weekly staff meetings, monthly all staff meeting and other staff training as assigned
- Participating in La Casa Norte’s fundraising events
- Perform other duties as required