Note to Applicants:
To apply for this position, you can submit a SHS Employment Application in place of a Resume.
Why Work For Simpson?
Our Mission is to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. We believe that everybody has the right to safe and affordable housing; we strive to strive to create a collaborative community with the individuals we serve, within Simpson, and with the greater community; and we advocate against the injustices of society that cause homelessness and poverty. On a daily basis, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and dignity of every person and encourage people to draw upon their strengths and promote the power of self-advocacy.
Simpson Housing Services began as an emergency overnight shelter in the basement of Simpson United Methodist Church in 1982. Simpson has since become a leading nonprofit providing assistance to people experiencing homelessness. In response to un-met community needs, our programs have grown to include emergency shelter, single adult supportive housing, and family supportive housing. We work across the metro area, partnering with landlords and developers to find affordable housing for all families and individuals. At any given time, we provide supportive services to 100 individuals and 200 families with over 400 children.
How Can You Contribute?
The Red Lake Navigation Center (temporary shelter space) provides a warm, supervised, welcoming, and affirming environment for single adult men or women as identified by collaborating partners from the Hiawatha encampment. This position involves providing hospitality to shelter residents and meeting their immediate needs in terms of sleeping space and basic daily needs.
This position works on-site at the Red Lake Navigation Center. The shelter space at the Navigation Center can serve up to 120 single adults. The Navigation Center will be open 24 hours a day from approximately December 2018 to May 2019.
Multiple Positions Open
We are looking to fill multiple of the following temporary full-time positions:
Flexible weekend shifts available (ie, Friday, Saturday or Sunday)
Location: 2105-2109 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
This position requires staff to work indoors and outdoors in a team of 4 people.
Facilitate positive on-site shelter operations:
Provide quality coordination of services:
Complete accurate and thorough documentation and record-keeping in a timely manner:
Provide positive representation of SHS through public relations and networking:
Demonstrate essential knowledge, abilities and skills:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Scope of Position
Well-qualified applicants will have experience working with homeless individuals, confidence managing conflict in congregate living settings, knowledge of harm reduction practices and philosophies, and cultural competency or flexibility with individuals experiencing personal and historical trauma.
Essential Mental Functions
The employee, in collaboration with the participant, must determine the needs of the participants and how best to meet these needs.
To provide adequate assistance to participants, the employee must draw on the ability to empathize, problem solve, and the ability to accept people unconditionally with an openness to new ideas.
The employee must understand and apply knowledge of homelessness and social support systems in terms of providing services to participants in crisis.
Essential Physical Functions
The employee must be able to hear and speak, in order to communicate with staff and participants in person, on the telephone and in writing. Employee must be able to move about the shelter locations. Employee must be able to lift up to 20 lbs on an occasional basis.
Percentage time spent away from main office/location:
Time inside: 50%, Time outside: 50%, Agency travel time required: 0%