Listening House is currently looking for a full-time Direct Service Program Associate.
This position is designed to welcome and support the guests of Listening House, where ALL are welcome. The person in this role will listen, support, advocate, and provide basic needs for guests on a daily basis. In addition, the Associate will be adept and comfortable working within the harm reduction model.
You can also view this posting on the MN Council of Nonprofits job board.
|Location: Twin Cities Metro||Activity Area: Human Services and/or Youth Development|
|Category: Health/Human Services||Hours: 40/week daytime|
|Job Type: Full-Time||Salary: $32,000 – $34,000/year|
|Closing Date: open until filled|
- Conduct basic assessments including mental health condition; addiction status, cognitive ability or other indicators that pose a barrier for a guest.
- Provide direct support to guests in a hospitable manner using the harm reduction philosophy.
- Determine guests’ needs according to established protocol and procedure.
- Offer guidance and support within Listening House, or make appropriate referrals to outside agencies.
- Maintain unbiased judgment of the guests being served.
- Advocate on behalf of guests as needed.
- Assist daily with assorted operational tasks.
- Assist in disseminating guest communication (fliers, announcements, emails, etc.).
- Continually promote the Listening House mission.
- Serve as an ambassador to donors and volunteers, both on a daily basis and at all fundraising events.
- Assist in the training, direction, and support of volunteers.
- Document daily activity of guests and services provided.
- Participate in weekly team meeting.
- Support colleagues in decision making and/or when back up is needed.
- Provide facility oversight; clean up living room, wash and fold laundry, clean up outside area, prepare the living room for special events.
- Accept, account for, track, and sort donations.
- Other duties as assigned.
If you are interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to volunteer?
Volunteers are the jewels in our crown! We tailor opportunities to match the volunteer. A tour of the facility and a visit with Julie, the volunteer coordinator, allows potential volunteers to better decide if Listening House is the place for them. Volunteers can work directly with guests, or can work behind the scenes. Special skill sets, like haircutting, massage or office work are wonderful, but if you simply like people and want to meet new people, Listening House is an interesting place to pay a visit. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and older.
We ask for a 3-month commitment and an orientation is provided.
To volunteer at Listening House, please contact our Program Director, Julie Borgerding: Julie@listeninghouse.org
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Nearly 75% of annual revenue is provided through individual giving and sponsorship of funding events. This level of generosity allowed Listening House to extend hours and increase the level of services as the need arose. To say staff could not do what we do without donors is an understatement.
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