Job Openings

Current job openings with Home of the Sparrow

Job Title:  Facilities Maintenance Technician

Status:  Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Reports To:  Facilities Lead

Job Purpose:   The position ensures that Home of the Sparrow’s facilities are functioning at agency expectations.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Facilities Lead to perform and prioritize work orders using the work order system.
  • Turn housing units for new move ins after a move out
  • Respond to emergency maintenance need requests.  Troubleshoot issues to determine cause and solution.
  • Ensure work orders are completed in a timely manner and communicated to facilities lead.
  • Update and close out work orders daily.
  • Perform overtime hours as needed.
  • Work closely with supervisor to develop and maintain daily schedules, and be on call, one week at a time every 5 weeks, in case of a facility emergencies.
  • Perform misc. repairs to doors, hardware, ceiling, flooring, base, hand railing, etc.
  • Perform wall construction, sheetrock patching repair, and painting.
  • Perform light electrical repairs, to include changing ballasts, outlets, light bulbs, etc.
  • Perform light plumbing repairs, including, but not limited to clearing drains and repairing damaged piping.
  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance routines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
  • 5+ years experience with building maintenance& general handyman skills.
  • Must be “hands-on” and assist in completing maintenance work.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • HVAC license preferred, and or working knowledge of. 
  • Knowledgeable in carpentry, and electrical systems.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work within a diverse workforce made up of staff and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Self-motivated and the drive to motivate in a high paced setting.
  • Ability to problem solve in an ever changing fast paced environment.
  • Ability to adjust priorities and trouble shoot.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Organization skills.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • No supervisory responsibilities

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to complete the job as it requires physical ability.
  • Ability to perform tasks in a variety of working conditions – heat, cold, small spaces, high spaces, roofs, standing for long periods of time.
  • Ability to carry heavy equipment & lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work on roofs.
  • Balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and reaching are required.
  • Sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time.

 

Qualifications:

    • Valid Driver’s license.
    • HVAC experience required (certification preferred).
    • Handyman knowledge and experience required.
    • Good computer skills required; excel, word, work order management systems.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:   Shelter Manager

Reports To:   VP of Program Services

Based at:  McHenry Shelter

Status:   Full-time, Non-Exempt

Job Purpose:   The Shelter Manager is responsible for maintaining a healthy, safe, and supportive shelter environment, while offering Case Management, Client Centered Consultation and Community Support to clients and children as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Ensures that the shelter is operating in a safe, clean and healthy manner at all times.
    • Meets with the Vice President of Program Services at least two times per month for Clinical Supervision.
    • Attends and fully participates in all scheduled trainings required by the agency.
    • Ensures that Home of the Sparrow rules, as defined in the Shelter Rules and Philosophy document, are being upheld by Shelter Staff.
    • Confirms that all interventions by Shelter Staff are documented appropriately in resident charts, adhering to the Shelter Guidelines on documentation.
    • Participates in quarterly senior staff clinical audits.
    • Develops, teaches and follows all emergency procedures as needed.
    • Relates positively to the community and shelter staff members, representing HOS in a positive manner at all times.
    • Creates and maintains professional relationships with community organizations to best meet the needs of the clients HOS serves.
    • Identifies and addresses gaps in services.
    • Attends necessary community committee meetings as they pertain to the clients we serve.
    • Oversees the data entry for all shelter clients into the HMIS database system. Runs reports and helps correct data errors in order to help maintain the integrity of the system.
    • Oversees and handles any issues revolving around client 30-day notices, crisis intervention/de-escalation, and staff/client conflict resolution.
    • Participates in the On-Call rotation.
    • Attends and presents at all Team Meetings.
    • Will run Team Meetings, and attend MHB, CoC, and Network Council Meetings should the Vice President of Program Services be unable to do so.
    • Supervises and or completes ordering for client move-ins, move-outs, shelter supplies, office supplies, and gift cards.
    • Coordinates resident move-ins and move-outs, observing Shelter Guidelines, and assigns related tasks to shelter staff members.
    • Reads and follows Individual Plans for all clients, providing Case Management, Client Centered Consultation, and Community Support as indicated. Verifies that Shelter Staff are following Individual Plans appropriately.
    • Assigns Shelter Staff members to organize and facilitate Book Buddies Program, Child Care Volunteers for Thursday night programming, and any other necessary volunteers as it pertains to a client’s IP.
    • Assigns and supervises staff members to monitor the maintenance of HOS vehicles.
    • Ensures that Shelter Staff are greeting and showing appreciation to volunteers.
    • Assigns weekly shelter duties to Shelter Staff.
    • Operates shelter tours and creates yearly Shelter Tour Schedules as required.
    • Oversees petty cash and turns in Petty Cash Reconciliation Report at the end of every month to the Vice President of Program Services.
    • Oversees the Transportation Grant Report and turns it in at the end of every month to the Vice President of Program Services.
    • Oversees the distribution of gift cards and turns in necessary gift card receipts and Gift Card Log at the end of every month to the Vice President of Program Services.
    • Completes any necessary reports as they pertain to shelter outcomes and measures for shelter grants.
    • Provide coverage for Clinical Manager and/or VP of Program Services as needed

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Supervises Shelter Staff;
    • Designs the monthly Shelter Staff Schedule, and ensures that all the shifts are filled;
    • Interviews and hires for open positions as it pertains to the shelter;
    • Coordinates new hire training using the Shelter Staff Training Manual. Assigns components of new staff training to Shelter Staff as needed;
    • Meets with Shelter Staff members for supervision at least monthly, or more frequently if indicated;
    • Assigns weekly shelter duties to Shelter Staff;
    • Confirms that the Shelter Staff members are conducting daily safety and maintenance inspections;
    • Conducts annual performance evaluations for Shelter Staff Members;
    • Oversees and provides supervision for any Bachelor level shelter intern

 

Knowledge & Skills:

    • Strong clinical experience working with Trauma and Domestic violence clients;
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • Strong background in mental health programs and high barrier populations

 

Physical Demands:

    • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds;
    • Balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and reaching are required;
    • Sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time

 

Qualifications:

  • Required Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field;
  • Required 3 to 5 years’ experience supervising staff

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Clinical Manager

Reports To: Vice President of Program Services

Based at:  McHenry Shelter

Status:  Full Time; Non-Exempt

Job Purpose: To provide high quality, evidence based mental health couseling and supportive services to women and children in the Home of  the Sparrow shelter, housing and Rapid

Re-Housing programs

Key Responsibilities:

    • Meet with Vice President of Program Services for clinical supervision at least monthly.
    • Attend and fully participate in all staff and client team meetings.
    • Attend and fully participate in all scheduled trainings required by agency.
    • Uphold Home of the Sparrow rules, as defined in Shelter Rules document.
    • Conduct comprehensive Mental Health Assessments for adults & children using the intake assessment form. The initial assessment must be completed within 30 days of move-in, and a yearly assessment must be completed annually.
    • During times of high volume, assist Intake Department as needed. In addition to completing intake assessments, return/answer intake calls, conduct phone interviews, and assist with emergency situations.
    • Design and follow Individual Plan with client, focusing on strengths of the individual. Ensure that lapses in IPs do not occur.
    • Provide evidenced-informed therapeutic interventions (individual, children, family and group).
    • Provide case management when indicated including medication management, follow-up with doctors, Psych Hospital and Outpatient/Inpatient Substance Abuse Intake/discharges and any other coordinated care services as needed.
    • Document all interventions in resident charts.
    • Adhere to Shelter Guidelines on all documentation.
    • Follow emergency procedures as needed.
    • Relate positively to the community, representing HOS in a positive manner at all times.
    • Work with Program Services Team to provide high quality mental health services in the shelter and community settings.
    • Assigns Shelter Staff members to organize and facilitate Book Buddies Program, Child Care Volunteers for Thursday night programming, and any other necessary volunteers as it pertains to a client’s IP.
    • Provide clinical consultation/training to Program Services staff.
    • Work closely with Shelter Manager on client issues.
    • Required to work evenings and weekends to meet the client’s needs and provide staff supervision.
    • Participate in staff on-call rotation.
    • Complete all required data reporting, file audits and tracking of client outcomes as required.
    • Enter client services into MHB billing system and achieve set billing targets.
    • Coordinate and oversee weekly client group meeting topics and schedule volunteer presenters.
    • Oversee and handle any issues revolving around client 30-day notices, crisis intervention/de-escalation & staff/client conflict resolution.
    • Provide coverage for Shelter Manager as needed.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Supervises Shelter Staff;
    • Interviews and hires for open positions as it pertains to the shelter;
    • Coordinates new hire training using the Shelter Staff Training Manual. Assigns components of new staff training to Shelter Staff as needed;
    • Meets with Shelter Staff members for supervision at least monthly, or more frequently if indicated;
    • Conducts annual performance evaluations for Shelter Staff Members;
    • May be required to supervise Interns

 

Knowledge & Skills:

    • Strong clinical experience working with Trauma and Domestic Violence clients;
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • Strong background in mental health programs and high barrier populations

 

Physical Demands:

    • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds;
    • Balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and reaching are required;
    • Sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time

 

 Qualifications:

    • Preferred Master Degree in Counseling/Social Work;
    • 3 to 5 years’ experience providing staff supervision;
    • Maintain a current clinical license through the state of Illinois if applicable;
    • Preferred CADC

Logistics Mover / Driver 

Status:  Part-time

Mover-Driver on 16 ft. box van picking up and unloading donations.

Approximately 30 hours per week, over 3-4 days; schedule varies.

Must be available to work Saturdays.

Must have valid Class D driver’s license and be able to lift 100+ lbs.

Please email Resume to humanresources@HOSparrow.org