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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

DIRECTOR OF TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

OPEN DATE:       February 10, 2016            CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

POSITION LOCATION:                 1814 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201

DEPARTMENT:                            Transitional Housing     

FLSA:                                            Exempt

JOB TYPE:                                   Full-time

DAYS OF WEEK WORKED:     Monday through Friday

HOURS WORKED:                  TBD

SALARY:                                   $55,000.00 – $60,000.00 (salary commensurate with experience)

OPEN POSITIONS:                 1

JOB SUMMARY

The Director of Transitional Housing ensures the implementation and maintenance of PLASE mission, philosophy, standards and policies.   He/she ensures that all programs and services to homeless adults with AIDS/HIV, psychiatric, mental health, developmental disabilities or substance abuse operated by PLASE are consistent with agency policies and appropriate regulations.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience:   A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Human Services or a related field; plus, two (2) years of experience in human services administration and/or clinical work within a homeless environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Provides direction, supervision and guidance to managers and staff
  • Facilitates and assists with clients leaving homelessness and becoming physically, mentally and emotionally stable
  • Assists the Executive Director and administration in service improvements
  • Coordinates, schedules and ensures staff coverage for all facilities
  • Provides on-going review of client data and records
  • Conducts monthly chart reviews for accuracy and completeness of all charts
  • Coordinates and serves as liaison with community organizations, resource partners, funding agencies and other related organizations
  • Creates and updates client resources
  • Reviews monthly client satisfaction surveys and facilitates corrective actions when necessary
  • Reviews weekly/monthly client statistical data to determine bed utilization and discharge status
  • Prepares and submits monthly reports as required by funding agencies
  • Reviews daily incident log for all facilities and responds appropriately
  • Ensures that client orientation is completed according to program policy
  • Ensures medications are received, recorded, stored and monitored according to program policy
  • Ensures housing standards are kept through training, monitoring and in coordination with PLASE’s Facilities Supervisor
  • Investigates any client grievances and staff complaints, according to PLASE’s policies and procedures and reports findings to the Director of Operations or the Executive Director
  • Reviews and recommends policy development/modifications
  • Represents PLASE at meetings and coalitions related to the program
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

 CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

  • Applicant must have a valid drivers’ license to operate a vehicle in the State of Maryland.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Work requires light physical effort in the handling of materials or boxes in non-strenuous work positions of up to thirty pounds (30lbs.) and/or continuous standing or walking at least sixty (60) percent of the time.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, residences or vehicles (e.g. use of safe workplace practices, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and safely operating a motor vehicle.

*Note: Persons performing duties in this capacity may be exposed to aggressive behavior.

How to apply:   Please send resumes’/applications to:  Sheri L. Jackson, Director of Operations at 3601 Old Frederick Rd, Baltimore, MD 21229 or email to: sjackson@projectplase.org.  Applications may be obtained by going to Project PLASE’s web-site:  www.projectplase.org

**Note: Resumes’/Applications must be received ON or BEFORE the closing date listed above.  Late resumes’/applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Project PLASE believes that all people are to be treated with dignity and respect and are entitled to fair and equal treatment in employment regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, religion, age, marital status or disability. EOE

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Nurse-Part-Time

OPEN DATE:    February 10, 2016      CLOSING DATE:          Open Until Filled

POSITION LOCATION:                         1814 Maryland Ave.

(Rotation at all 3 locations within a block or 2 of each other)

DEPARTMENT:                                 Health Services/Transitional Housing         

FLSA:                                                    Non-Exempt

JOB TYPE:                                            Part-Time

DAYS OF WEEK WORKED:                  Flexible

HOURS WORKED:                               To be determined

HOURLY RATE:                                  $24.30

POSITIONS OPEN:                               1

JOB SUMMARY

The nurse will assess and track client health needs in an effort to provide intervention with an emphasis on homeless persons with AIDS/HIV.   Provides health assessments, education, and referrals and monitors those homeless persons with AIDS/HIV, mental illness, chemical dependencies, diabetes and other serious health conditions; and, communicates with health facilities regarding the status of residents; communicates with staff, volunteers, and interns and outside agencies and health representatives as needed to serve the residents.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience:   A bachelor’s of science degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university; plus, two (2) years of experience working with medically fragile patients.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Assesses clients health needs
  • Ensures that opportunistic infections and medication side effects are identified and treated
  • Educates clients, staff and volunteers on health issues
  • Serves as a resource on how to decrease and avoid engaging in risky behavior effecting clients health
  • Links clients to appropriate health facilities
  • Meets with staff to plan client care
  • Monitors medication review and other health related staff functions
  • Fills pill boxes, and helps assure medications are filled
  • Works as part of the staff at in a team approach PLASE; Attends necessary meetings;
  • Monitors use of medication whether self-monitored, or monitored by PLASE or prescribing clinic
  • Plans trainings for staff (i.e. medication monitoring and health issues)
  • Coordinates with health facilities on behalf of clients
  • Meets with residents, family members, staff and other appropriate caregivers to inform, educate and plan for the clients’ needs
  • Advocates for clients medical and psychological treatment
  • Completes reports, forms and correspondences as necessary
  • Provides crisis and emergency care
  • Performs other duties as needed

 

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

  • Applicants must have a valid license to practice nursing in the State of Maryland
  •  Applicants must have a valid drivers’ license to operate a vehicle in the State of Maryland.

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS

Work requires no unusual demand for physical effort.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, residences or vehicles (e.g. use of safe work place practices: avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and safely operating a motor vehicle).

*Note: Persons serving in this capacity may be exposed to aggressive behavior and/or exposed to infectious diseases.

How to apply:   Please send resumes’/applications to:  Sheri L. Jackson, Director of Operations at 3601 Old Frederick Rd, Baltimore, MD 21229 or email to: sjackson@projectplase.org. Applications may be obtained by going to Project PLASE’s web-site:  www.projectplase.org

**Note:  Resumes’/Applications must be received ON or BEFORE the closing date listed above.  Late resumes’/applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Project PLASE believes that all people are to be treated with dignity and respect and are entitled to fair and equal treatment in employment regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, religion, age, marital status or disability. EOE