ECS – Information & Resource Specialist – #ST7
Episcopal Community Services is a not-for-profit organization which is dedicated to helping homeless and very low-income people move with dignity toward self-sufficiency by providing, each and every day, compassionate, individualized services, with access to comprehensive resources in the San Francisco community.
The published hourly wage is either $17.43 depending on education/degree and experience. Full-time employees and those working twenty hours or more per week enjoy a comprehensive benefit package.
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS) helps homeless and very low-income people obtain the shelter, housing, jobs, and essential services each person needs to prevent and end homelessness. ECS provides housing and support services at nine supportive housing sites located in San Francisco’s South of Market and Tenderloin neighborhoods for approximately 1,000 formerly homeless people; operates The Sanctuary and Next Door Shelters, year-round, 24-hour programs serving up to 534 men and women daily; and the winter Interfaith Shelter, serving an additional 60-100 men nightly; and operates the Canon Kip Senior Center, the Aging and Adults with Disabilities Resource Centers, the CHEFS culinary training program, the SF START Team, and the ECS Skills Center. Each year, approximately 10,000 people receive services and support from ECS, assisting them in their efforts to move away from homelessness and toward increased self-sufficiency.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Information and Resource Specialist is a primary contact for clients at Next Door & Sanctuary shelters and a liaison between shelter line staff, shelter management and the START Program. The Information and Resource Specialist is responsible for providing professional, accessible and culturally relevant support, advocacy, information and referral to shelter clients. The Information and Resource Specialist provides direct client services including basic assessment, information and referrals, consultation, and brokerage. This position performs outreach to clients who are not participating in case management in order to support and to inform regarding available services. This position works within and promotes the integrated services team model in an environment dedicated to harm reduction, recovery, and wellness.
REQUIRED EXPERTISE: Previous experience working with homeless adults. Experience working in integrated service teams using participant centered harm-reduction approaches. Excellent working knowledge of resources in San Francisco. Possess a good working knowledge and sensitivity to adults with substance abuse, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS and/or mental health issues.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS degree with two years, paid experience, closely related to job responsibilities, or a High School diploma or equivalent (GED) with four years, paid experience, closely related to job responsibilities.
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