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Current open positions effective 2/5/2018

 

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JOB DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: Case Manager (CARE Center)

DEPARTMENT: CARE Center

REPORTS TO: CARE Center Director                                                                                        POSITION TYPE: 1 Full-Time
1 Part Time
SALARY RANGE: $40,000 – $45,000 (FT) $20,000 – $22,500 (PT)
AGENCY: GRIP is an interfaith, multi-cultural coalition of 41-member congregations – Christians,
Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and Sikhs – working together to address critical issues
of human dignity and social justice in West Contra Costa County. For over 50 years GRIP has been
providing services and shelter to the Contra Costa homeless population. We currently operate three core
programs serving homeless families.
GENERAL PURPOSE. Under supervision of the CARE Center Director, the Case Manager provides
support to people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity who enter the CARE Center. In
collaboration with the Coordinated Entry System of Contra Costa County, the goal of support services is
to assist people to move into housing and attain self-sufficiency.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. In general, the CARE Center Case Manager is responsible for
assessment of consumer needs, appropriate and complete entry into the Homeless Management
Information System, completion of other housing assessment tools per the consumers’ needs, and
support of the consumer to access benefits, services, and support to gain housing and the tools needed
to become self-reliant. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Greet consumers as they enter the CARE Center and enter them into the HMIS data system with their
permission, if they are not already in the system. Ensure that data is accurate and complete.
2. Complete housing assessment tools as outlined in the Coordinated Entry policies and procedures
manual.
3. Assist consumers to develop a housing readiness plan, as needed.
4. Assist to apply for and access benefits for which they are eligible. Follow through with clients to
ensure that they receive these benefits.
5. Make appropriate referrals to needed resources for which they are eligible. Follow up with consumers
to ensure their needs are met, within the limitations of resources.
6. Document interventions and outcomes per the processes defined by GRIP, the Homeless Program,
and Coordinated Entry system.
7. Participate in assigned community meetings pertaining to the West County CARE Center.
8. Provide drug addiction treatment support groups, under the direction of the CARE Center Director.
9. Collaborate fully with service partners within the CARE Center.
10. Provide a welcoming and helpful demeaner to all consumers, partners, volunteers, and other staff
involved in the CARE Center.
11. Provide individual and small group housing readiness instruction.
GREATER RICHMOND INTERFAITH PROGRAM
165 Twenty Second Street
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 233-2141 Fax (510) 233-7127
www.gripcommunity.org
12. Ensure the safety of all involved in the CARE Center. Be vigilant about reporting risks that may come
to your attention.
13. Attend staff meetings and training sessions as assigned.
14. Participate in all GRIP activities and events as assigned. This may include evenings or week-ends.
15. Perform additional duties and tasks as assigned by the CARE Center Director or Executive Director.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Associate of Arts Degree in social services or a related field from an accredited college.
Certification as Drug and Alcohol Treatment Counselor.
Experience:
Two or more years of full-time, verifiable, experience working with homeless and/or very low-income
clients.
Substitution:
Additional years of experience, as outlined above, may substitute for the education on a year-for-year
basis.
Requisite Skills:
1. Must pass a criminal, driving background, and fingerprint background check.
2. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, or equivalent, particularly Word and Excel, preferred.
3. Must be sensitive to client and volunteer needs and be able to manage multiple priorities.
4. Must conform to HIPPA regulations regarding client confidentiality.
5. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with and support diverse faith communities.
6. Effectively communicate with and relate to diverse, multi-ethnic, homeless, and low-income adults
and children with multiple barriers.
7. Knowledge and awareness of City of Richmond/Contra Costa County programs and services a plus.
8. Committed to the mission of the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program.
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Women, minorities and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION: Email current cover letter, and resume to: njones@gripcommunity.org

We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Women, minorities and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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  Resident Counselor and On-Call Resident Counselor(Part time)

 

The Resident Counselor supervises all family housing clients and activities. The Resident Counselor establishes and maintains a healthy housing environment for all families including supervision of housekeeping responsibilities of residents.  Assists clients with supporting short-term coping and problem-solving skills.  Counselors will support Case Management of all families supporting transition to housing and outside resources. Maintains confidentiality of client information and records.

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JOB DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: Cook (CARE Center)

DEPARTMENT: Souper Center

 

REPORTS TO: Facilities Manager                       SUPERVISES: Relief Cooks, other staff and volunteers assigned to preparation

SALARY RANGE: $30,450 – $37,440 annually                              and serving of meals in the Souper Center.

 

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PROGRAM SUMMARY: The GRIP Souper Center provides meals to homeless and hungry individuals and families daily.  Noon-day meals are served to homeless and hungry persons with support from volunteers from congregations and other affiliates.  Breakfast and evening meals are provided to homeless families residing in GRIP family housing facility.

 

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Cook plans, cooks and organizes meals in coordination with the Facilities Manager, or other assigned staff.  Provide all aspects of food services at GRIP Souper Center.  All meals must meet nutritional standards per the California Department of Education Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Plans and prepares nutritious, healthy, balanced meals daily and comply with Community Care Licensing’s Title 22 Regulations on food service preparation. All meals shall meet the minimum requirements set forth in the meal patterns for infants, older children and adults as prescribed by Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 226.
  2. Practice highest level of food safety and sanitation standards and attend trainings, as required.
  3. Cooks meals, including preparation, serving and clean-up; prepare special meals for clients with special diets, as required.
  4. Prepare meals, as requested, for breakfast and weekend meals accessible in kitchen for staff.
  5. Make sure knifes and sharpeners are properly secured or put away when not in use.
  6. Maintain freezer temperatures at 0 degrees and refrigerators at 45 degrees; defrost and clean.
  7. Develop weekly menus and facilitate weekly menu planning to support volunteer efforts; conduct nutritional education and training with appropriate staff and volunteers.
  8. Train staff and volunteers in food handling techniques and use of kitchen equipment, as necessary.
  9. Ensure proper safety and sanitation in food preparation and service areas
  10. Maintain kitchen and pantry in a clean, organized and sanitary way, reorganizing as needed; performing regular deep cleaning.
  11. Responsible for washing of dishes, pots, pans, and general cooking utensils.
  12. Performs regular inventory, order and purchase of food and program supplies.
  13. Check in and put away all food as delivered, and oversee proper storage of all food items.
  14. Manage inventory and re-order medications as needed in compliance with Community Care Licensing’s Title 22 Regulations.
  15. Works cooperatively with Family Housing staff to prepare appropriate lunches for families residing in GRIP Family Housing.
  16. Attend agency in-service training, assigned safety training; identify and immediately report all workplace hazards, safety rule violations, near misses and work-related injuries.
  17. Complies with annual training provided by Department of Education, CAFCP.
  18. Perform other tasks as assigned by Souper Center Director.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education:

High School or GED Equivalent

 

Experience and Professional Qualifications:

  1. Certification in safe food preparation and handling practices.
  2. Two years of full-time, equivalent verifiable, experience in restaurant or commercial food preparation setting, inclusive of safe food handling, menu planning and direct preparation of food, maintaining inventories, stocking and rotation, staging and distributions of food goods and supplies.
  3. Experience with and knowledge of safety procedures and possess ServSafe food safety Certification.
  4. Experience with developing nutritional dietary options for a diverse population.
  5. Demonstrate customer friendly behavior.
  6. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50lbs.
  7. Requires pre-employment and annual health examination.
  8. Strong ability to set priorities and work in an orderly manner in busy environment.
  9. Experience in menu planning and food/supply ordering.

 

Substitution:

Additional years of experience, as outlined above, may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.

 

Requisite Skills:

  1. Must be sensitive to client and volunteer needs and be able to manage multiple priorities.
  2. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with and support diverse faith communities.
  3. Capacity to work independently and as part of a team.
  4. Effectively communicate with and relate to diverse, multi-ethnic, homeless, and low-income populations – adults and children.
  5. Must be able to work within the framework of GRIP’s Code of Conduct
  6. Proficiency on PC computer systems and Microsoft Office and ability to perform word processing and data entry, and other tasks at a computer workstation for ordering food and supplies.
  7. Must have a clean DMV record in order to drive company vehicles; possess a valid driver’s license; pass fingerprint clearance; and receive a negative TB test result.
  8. Ability to maintain professional conduct, attitude and appearance at all times and exercise sound judgment, serving the best interest of GRIP and the community.
  9. Committed to the mission of the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program.

 

Benefits:

Ten (10) paid vacation days and nine (9) paid holidays, annually; twelve (12) paid sick days; medical and dental insurance (Based on full-time permanent employment; pro-rated for permanent employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week)

 

APPLICATION:Email current cover letter, and resume to: njones@gripcommunity.org

We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Women, minorities and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply.