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The Rescue Mission of Utica welcomes applications from people who are committed to the mission of this ministry, which serves people with financial difficulties and/or who are homeless, in recovery from an addiction, and/or mentally ill.  The Rescue Mission is looking for employees with compassion and steady work histories to minister to our clientele by demonstrating and sharing the Gospel of Christ.

 

Benefits for full-time positions include health & dental insurance, paid vacation, and 401(k) plan.

Interested applicants can visit our website www.uticamission.org/employment, download and complete our employment application and forward it to mail@uticamission.org with the contact information and email address for (3) professional references that supervised your work performance.

As of April 4, 2014 the following positions at the Rescue Mission are open and accepting applications

 


ADULT PROTECTIVE CASE MANAGER

Reports To:                       PROGRAM MANAGER

Classification:                    Full-Time, Hourly

Shift:                                 7am-3 pm, Monday-Friday

The Representative Payee Program provides bill paying and case management services to people in the community who are unable to manage their own financial affairs.  Staff assists clients with developing a budget for payments of rent, utilities, living supplies, food and other necessities.  Clients are primarily referred from Social Services, Veterans Administration and Rescue Mission programs.

SUMMARY:  The primary role of the Adult Protective Case Manager is to manage the services of maximum of (40) individuals per the Oneida County’s Department of Social Services Adult Protective qualifier listed below.

Individuals unable to meet their essential needs for food, shelter, clothing or medical care, secure entitlements Pdue them or protect themselves from physical or mental injury, neglect, maltreatment or financial exploitation; are in need of protection from actual or threatened harm, neglect or inaction of themselves or other individuals; and have no one readily available who is willing and able to assist them responsibly.  This will also consist of the Rescue Mission of Utica’s Representative Payee services when deemed appropriate.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

·         Provide one-to-one interviews with clients to facilitate the identification of Oneida County Department of Social Services (OCDSS) client’s needs and goals for the development of a service plan.

·         Provide at least (2) hours per month of counseling to each client.

·         Visit clients at least once per calendar month or more if deemed necessary.

·         Meet with OCDSS to discuss client status and progress on a bi-weekly basis.

·         Provide a client’s monthly status report to include financial and personal situation details.

·         Maintain accurate client files and provide progress notes to OCDSS for their permanent case record.  The notes shall be updated and provided no later than seven (7) days from an added event.

·         Provide necessary transportation to clients as needed and directed.

  • Provide to the client networking resources for additional needed services.
  • Prepare social security or other reports as assigned specific to client caseload.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Child Development or equivalent.
  • Minimum (1) year of experience in Social Work with a public or private agency.
  • Experience with one-to-one interaction with client with identification of client’s needs and goals for the development of a service plan.
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Possession of a valid NYS driver’s license.
  • Enthusiastic support of our Mission Statement.

 

LPN NURSE

Classification:              Full-Time

Hours:                        (36) hours per week, Monday-Friday, weekends

Shift:                           8 pm – 8 am

The Addictions Crisis Center is a 25-bed New York State certified primary and extended care facility for men and women addicted to alcohol and other drugs.  Clients are provided with safe shelter, nourishment, medical attention, counseling, assessment, evaluation and referrals. 

SUMMARY:  Provides direct care to chemically dependent individuals, as well as direct supervision of primary care staff.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Screen potential clients.
  • Initiate and follow all medical and/or psychiatric emergency procedure in situations dictating need for such interventions.
  • Obtain, transcribe and administer medications per physician order and agency policy. 
  • Provide direct clinical nursing care per physician orders and in accordance with all clinical protocols.
  • Monitor and report withdrawal process and medical condition of any clients under the influence of alcohol or other chemical substances.
  • Arrange for the transfer of any client needing medical evaluation or higher level of care to local hospital as necessary.
  • Correctly document or oversee delegated documentation of shift notes, opening notes, behavioral incidents, obtaining prescriptions and refills form, admission and discharge reports and all NYS OASAS forms.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current LPN licensing and registration from a NYS Education Department.
  • Experience working with people with addictions preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • CPR certification preferred.
  • Agreement with Mission Statement of the Rescue Mission of Utica.

 

RESIDENTIAL AIDE

Department:            Emergency Shelter/Aftercare Program

Reports To:               Director of Community and Emergency Services

Classification:           Per Diem

Shift:                        Various Nights and Weekends

SUMMARY:  The primary goal of the Residential Aide is to hold clients and residents accountable to the guidelines and structures of the Residential and Emergency Shelter programs. The Residential Aide serves as a role model and spiritual mentor to men who are homeless and/or in recovery from an addiction to alcohol or drugs.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Maintain the safety and security of the facility.
  • Adhere to all policies of the facility and of the Rescue Mission so as to act as an example for the men.
  • Maintain necessary boundaries with the men; achieve balance between upholding the regulations of the program and acting as a trusted source of support.
  • Enforce all rules of the facility.
  • Accompany the clients/residents to chapel services (twice a week).
  • Escort the clients/residents to meals and maintain order in the dining room during mealtimes.
  • Complete all paperwork and computer data entry accurately and in a timely manner where applicable.
  • Attend and participate in regular staff meetings as requested by supervisor.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  •  Strong interpersonal communication skills
  •  Basic working knowledge for Microsoft Office Word/Excel/Outlook
  • Ability to use sound judgment and discernment when interacting with residents
  • Ability to exhibit compassion and care for men
  • Understanding of the homeless population in general and/or experience working with this population
  • Understanding of people who have had problems with alcohol and substance abuse and/or experience working with this population
  • Commitment to and desire to help fulfill the Mission Statement of the Rescue Mission
  • Enthusiastic support of our Mission Statement

 

RESIDENT COUNSELOR (Enriched Living Center) 

JOB STATUS:              Part Time/Hourly/Schedule:  16 hours per week

                                   Full-Time/Hourly/Schedule:  40 hours per week

Position #1FT and PT opportunities

Week One –   7:00 am – 3:00 pm - Saturday and Sunday

 Week Two –  7:00 am – 3:00 pm – available any days

Position #2FT and PT opportunities

Week One –  3:00 pm – 11:00 pm - Saturday and Sunday

 Week Two – 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm – available any days

Position #3

Week One - 11:00 pm - 7:00 am - Saturday and Sunday

Week Two - 11:00 pm - 7:00 am – available any days                                                 

SUMMARY:  The Resident Counselor will function to maintain a safe and secure living environment for residents in the Enriched Living Center, a 52-bed OMH-certified residence for people with mental illness.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Interact with the residents as frequently as possible in order to build trust and rapport.
  • Promote, model and teach acceptable social behaviors to the residents.
  • Monitor the security camera system to maintain a safe environment.
  • Teach the residents with: personal hygiene, laundering, and social skills.
  • Prompt and assist residents to maintain the cleanliness of their rooms.
  • Assist in housekeeping duties, and oversee the cleaning of residents’ rooms, as necessary.
  • Monitor medications with the residents: supervise the self-administration of medications by residents.
  • Perform hourly rounds of the building by checking doors, windows, alarms, and looking for liquid spills, etc.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • High school diploma (or equivalent), preferably with one year of experience with the severely and persistently mentally ill population.
  • Compassionate, caring demeanor
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries with residents
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Agreement with Rescue Mission of Utica's Mission Statement

 

NURSE (LPN): (Addictions Crisis Center)

Part-Time/ Hourly/On-Call  - various 12 hour shifts (8 am – 8 pm or 8 pm – 8 am) requires nights and weekends

The Addictions Crisis Center is a 25-bed New York State certified primary and extended care facility for men and women addicted to alcohol and other drugs.  Clients are provided with safe shelter, nourishment, medical attention, counseling, assessment, evaluation and referrals.   

SUMMARY:  This is a professional staff position responsible for providing direct care to chemically dependent individuals, as well as direct supervision of primary care staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Screen potential clients.
  • Initiate and follow all medical and/or psychiatric emergency procedure in situations dictating need for such interventions.
  • Obtain, transcribe and administer medications per physician order and agency policy. 
  • Provide direct clinical nursing care per physician orders and in accordance with all clinical protocols.
  • Monitor and report withdrawal process and medical condition of any clients under the influence of alcohol or other chemical substances.
  • Arrange for the transfer of any client needing medical evaluation or higher level of care to local hospital as necessary.
  • Correctly document or oversee delegated documentation of shift notes, opening notes, behavioral incidents, obtaining prescriptions and refills form, admission and discharge reports and all NYS OASAS forms. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current LPN licensing and registration from a NYS Education Department.
  • Experience working with people with addictions preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • CPR certification preferred.
  • Agreement with Mission Statement of the Rescue Mission of Utica.  

Interested applicants can visit our website www.uticamission.org/employment, download and complete our employment application and forward it to mail@uticamission.org with the contact information and email address for (3) professional references that supervised your work performance.

 

Thank you for considering the Rescue Mission of Utica for your future employment.

                                               212 Rutger Street . Utica, NY 13501 . Fax (315) 793-8211

Click here to print out an Employment Application 
 

 

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