Service Support Worker
Company: Volunteers of America Chesapeake
Location: Newport News
Posted on: June 18, 2022
The Service -Support Worker is responsible for monitoring the
activities of Day Services participants and for ensuring compliance
with program rules and conditions. - He/she is also responsible for
ensuring the safety of participants and the security and sanitation
of the program both at the Center and at faith sites. The Service
-Support Worker also coordinates and provides transportation as
needed. The Service -Support Worker provides direct support to
participants as needed.*This is a part-time position. The work
schedule is every Saturday & Sunday from 6:00am-3:00pm or
8:00am-5:00pm, but can be -subject to change.PRINCIPLE
- Maintain a comprehensive written record of events in the
program log that occur during shift.
- Maintain participant sign in/out sheets, attendance log as well
as all other logbooks and records.
- Provide intake, assessment and referral as needed to single
homeless individuals applying for overnight housing.
- Review each set of individual intake forms for completion of
individual's data and information having individual sign and
complete staff witness signature and date.
- Set up an attendance form for each person at intake. - -
- Control contraband in facility through general observation,
room and package/purse searches if deemed necessary.
- Ensure facility and faith site cleanliness and monitor
participant cleaning assignments when directed.
- Monitor participant behavior to ensure compliance with VOAC's
- Supervise groups, presentations and life skill programs. Work
with presenter to meet material and space needs and ensure
attendance is taken at each activity.
- Conduct routine inspections of the facility, faith sites, and
- Conduct periodic fire drills and perform other safety duties as
directed to ensure safety of participants.
- Provide support to participants as needed.
- Monitor security of facility, vehicles and faith site
spaces.Qualifications REQUIREMENTSThe successful candidate with a
B.A. Degree in Human Services or related field with 1 year
community based social services experience or other related
experience with vulnerable populations is preferred. - A High
School Diploma/GED and at least 2 years community based social
services experience or other related experience with vulnerable
populations is acceptable.Requirements include the ability to
interact and communicate effectively with others. - The - Service
-Support Worker must be able to prepare written reports; monitor
and direct program activities; be a liaison between faith site
volunteers, community volunteers, other VOACC staff and program
management, and ensure the safety and security of program
operations.The ability to communicate orally and in writing
effectively is required.This is an awake position at all
times.Driving: Employees must be privileged to drive according to
the criteria set forth by VOACC MVR guidelines. -Employees must be
approved to drive by the VOACC Baseline Criteria and Driver
designation review criteria listed below.Possess a valid driver's
license in jurisdiction of residence and have been licensed for at
least 3 yearsThe Recommended Driver age is between the ages of 25
and 70 to transport people receiving services in company vehicles.
(Drivers between the ages of 21 and 25, in order to drive a company
vehicle, must have a clean MVR. -These staff members are NOT
permitted to drive 15 passenger vans.)Company vehicles may include
cars, mini-vans, trucks, wheelchair accessible vans and 12 &
15-passenger vans.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSThe physical requirements
described below are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential duties.
The ability to safely operate a motor
vehicle to transport oneself, consumers, and program supplies as
necessary. The ability to bend, twist, and lift 50 -pounds or
more.Operating a vehicle requiring continuous or repetitive
hand/arm movements. The ability to remain in a sitting position for
extended periods of time -
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