Job Application - Catholic Charities Of Chemung Schuyler

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Housing Assistant- LaFrance House

We are Hiring!


Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler is growing and seeking a Housing Assistant to join our team at LaFrance House.


Catholic Charities’ mission is to support all people in need and advocate for social justice and human dignity in partnership with the Diocese of Rochester and the greater community. We envision a just and compassionate community rooted in love and the dignity of all people. Our objectives are to address the needs of the community’s most vulnerable people and to challenge conditions causing poverty and despair.


If you're looking for an opportunity to express and explore your passion for helping others, then join a team that truly makes a difference DAILY, in people's lives. We are looking for empathetic, thoughtful candidates who have enthusiasm for helping people. We have supportive leadership who invest in our people and provide opportunities for employees to thrive, grow and learn.


Don't miss out on being a part of something special!


Catholic Charities Gateways program provides continuity of service through hands-on instruction/assistance to participants, as needed in area’s intended to promote housing stability and independence. Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all participants and assist in other duties at the property.


Specific Duties:

·         Provides assistance, instruction and oversight to the participants in the areas of daily living and skill development.

·         Provide immediate direction and support to participants by addressing participant issues and providing appropriate and necessary assistance regarding crisis situations, as they arise.

·         Report and document all incidents, first aid treatments, medical emergencies, or other crisis according to policy and procedures.

·         Maintain documentation in daily logs/participant progress notes that pertain to significant events, progress toward goals, daily struggles, difficulty with other participants/neighbors, collateral contacts with participant providers, and staff interactions with participants as well as shift logs, and participant contacts throughout shift.

·         Review daily case notes and incident reports to familiarize yourself with the activities and status of all ESSHI participants.

·         Maintain clear and regular dialogue with all staff, to ensure continuity of care is maintained.

·         Follow agency safety, and emergency protocols.

·         Be apprised and familiar with the participant emergency contacts, hotline protocol and the location of emergency supplies at facility, utilizing police, crisis and hotline interventions as necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants.

·         Ensure that people exercise their rights and that rights are not restricted without due process.

·         Ensure people are treated with dignity and respect.

·         Maintain and expand skills and knowledge relevant to providing high quality support and services, keeping abreast of and following program policies and procedures.

·         Appropriately communicate all pertinent information during the work shift and from shift to shift to other team members and/or assigned supervisor.

·         Ensure facility is never left unsupervised during scheduled shifts, never leaving the facility unattended.

·         Assist participants with transportation, as deemed necessary by program practice; including scheduled appointments or emergency needs should they arise.

·         Maintain agency vehicles in a safe, clean, and functional condition, reporting any concerns or problems to an immediate supervisor.

·         Attend all mandatory staff meetings, staff development trainings and mandatory compliance training.

·         Maintain flexibility in work schedule based on needs of participants, including working overtime, non-traditional hours and/or covering additional shifts on an emergency basis.

·         Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Title:  Housing Assistant- LaFrance House

Salary: $18-19/hr.

Schedule: Part-time, 8a-8p Saturdays and Sundays.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package (see below) to our full-time workforce members who work 30 or more hours per week.

Who are we looking for?

·         Someone who is passionate about making a positive impact in the community.

·         Someone who values partnership and works well both individually and as a part of a team.

·         Someone who is empathetic, ethical, and goal orientated.

·         Someone who is a great communicator and has exemplary attention to detail.

·         Catholic Charities Gateways program provides continuity of service through hands-on instruction/assistance to participants, as needed in area’s intended to promote housing stability and independence.

·         Someone who will ensure the safety and wellbeing of all participants and assist in other duties at the property.





·         High School Diploma/GED.

·         Two years previous experience working directly with participants in the mental health field.


What you will get:

Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program.

·         Salary: $18.00-19.00/hr.

·         Part time. We believe in work-life balance!

·         Paid Time Off: Accrue up to 10 days in the first year, 15 days after 1st Anniversary.

·         Holidays: 12 paid holidays

·         NY State Paid Sick Leave

·         Agency Sick Leave

·         Medical Insurance

·         Dental Insurance

·         Vision Insurance

·         Group and Term Life Insurance

·         Short-Term Disability

·         Long-Term Disability

·         Supplemental Insurances

o   Hospital

o   Accident

o   Auto

o   Pet

o   Specified Disease

·         Flexible Spending Account

·         Legal Plan

·         Identity Plan

·         Employee Assistance Program

·         403b Retirement Plan, with agency contribution for those that qualify (subject to agency performance)

·         My Better Benefits – provides discounts and savings on thousands of products and services.

Our hiring process and timeline:

·         Applications will be reviewed regularly until the position is filled.

·         Phone screenings will be conducted with qualified candidates.

·         In-person one-hour interviews will be conducted with candidates who advance after the phone screening

·         In-person interviews are typically with 2-4 Interviewers

Selected candidate(s) to start ASAP.

***Catholic Charities is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our agencies and our people. EOE/AA Disability/Vet