Urban Rest Stop
Team Member/Mainstream Services Liaison
Ballard neighborhood of north Seattle
Posting Date: February 11, 2016
Posting End Date: April 1, 2016
Reports to: Team Leader
Work Schedule: Position starts summer of 2016.
11.5 month volunteer appointment
Fulltime. Monday-Friday. 6:30am-2:30pm.
Salary: $880 net monthly stipend
Benefits: Vacation and sick leave. Health insurance.
The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), in partnership with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC), is recruiting for a Team Member/Mainstream Services Liaison to work at the Urban Rest Stop (URS), a hygiene center located in the Ballard neighborhood. URS Ballard is open Monday through Friday, 6:30am – 2:30pm.
Agency Summary: The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) was established in 1991, as a non-profit housing development and advocacy organization. LIHI develops housing opportunities for people who are low-income and/or homeless, provides technical assistance to communities and other non-profits, and advocates for housing justice.
The Urban Rest Stop, a LIHI project, is a hygiene facility for homeless individuals and families.
URS provides free restrooms, showers and laundry facilities.
The Team Member/Mainstream Services Liaison plays an integral and highly needed role at the Urban Rest Stop, a unique program meeting the most basic hygiene needs. While wearing many hats, the Team Member/Mainstream Services Liaison:
- Assists in the development and operation of the Ballard Urban Rest Stop location by providing assistance with the daily program activities, including direct service to URS patrons by assisting with hygiene center functions (showers, laundry, restrooms) and Information and Referral Services.
- By working with the Program Manager to secure additional community volunteers and resources within the University of Washington – students and staff and the surrounding community. Other community volunteers and resources will be solicited within the surrounding residential, business and faith communities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for greeting and assisting Urban Rest Stop patrons who use the bathroom, shower and laundry facilities.
- Monitor patrons, both inside and directly outside of the Urban Rest Stop facility.
- Provide requested personal hygiene and laundry supplies.
- Maintain a high standard of facility cleanliness and service, following agency standards.
- Restock and control supply inventory for staff and patron use.
- Assist with the submission of various Urban Rest Stop Activity Reports, which may include data input and analysis.
- Work cooperatively with the Team Leader and volunteers.
- Work with the Program Manager to secure additional community volunteers and resources within the University of Washington – students, staff and the surrounding community. UW students will be recruited within the School of Social Work, Public Health, Nursing and Medical School. Other community volunteers and resources will be solicited with the surrounding residential, business and faith communities.
- Previous experience with low-income, multi-cultural, homeless, English as a Second Language, diverse populations: ethnic, cultural, linguistic and gender communities.
- Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
- Emotionally mature.
- Computer & web site literate. Ability to use social apps is a plus.
- Ability to follow directions and work independently.
- Demonstrated experience in project planning and implementation.
- Comfortable with public speaking.
- Creativity is a plus.
- Ability to diffuse/redirect conflict and keep personal boundaries.
- Acquisition within 7 days of employment: Verification of TB Skin Test or Chest X-.
- Acquisition within 90 days of employment: physical exam, home telephone, First Aid and CPR Cards. All items must be maintained on a current status.
- Renewal of TB Skin Test or Chest X –Ray in accordance with Urban Rest Stop guidelines.
- Successful completion of both the Washington State Patrol and FBI Criminal History Background check.
The Low Income Housing Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply. LIHI participates in E-Verify. Employment application may be printed from the website www.lihi.org. Or you may pick up or request an application from:
The Low Income Housing Institute – Attn. HR URS LVC
2407 First Ave
Seattle, Washington 98121-1311
Phone: (206) 443-9935
Fax: (206) 433-9851
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.