In April 2016 and April 2017, Our Family was named one of the top 50 “Best Nonprofits to Work For” in the country by The NonProfit Times!
Our mission is to eliminate homelessness and strengthen our community.
Vision- Our community is a better place to live, to grow up, and to grow older.
Our Family is a $5 million agency in Tucson, AZ, that employs approximately 60 staff and hundreds of volunteers and interns. We provide shelter and support to homeless children, youth and families. We promote peace and understanding by helping people talk to each other. We help people learn to be better parents, improve their lives and build stronger families. We help elders live safely and with dignity in their own homes.
Our Family supports a healthy work-life balance and is routinely rated by its employees as having an enjoyable, friendly, flexible, and supportive work culture. We value our employees and hope you will consider joining our team! We are recruiting for the open position of:
Title: Youth Care Worker
Dept/Program: New Beginnings/Homeless Youth Services/Reunion House
Reports to: Manager, Reunion House
Status: Part-time, Non-exempt
For available shifts see scheduling flexibility below
The primary purpose of this position is to provide program support to assist clients with their day-to-day needs within the structure of Our Family’s Reunion House shelter. The New Beginnings division of Our Family Services provides housing and supportive services to youth, women, and families experiencing homelessness. Homeless Youth Services provides emergency shelter, housing, case management, advocacy, housing, employment/educational assistance, counseling, and life skills to youth aged 12-23 experiencing homelessness or other unsafe living situations. It includes the Reunion House shelter, a 20-bed, DES-licensed facility that provides emergency shelter and support to youth aged 12-17 who have been removed from their family home or run away from an unsafe situation.
All agency positions are expected to meet the agency standards for attendance and punctuality, positive interactions with others, effective work habits, knowledge and skills, judgment and ethics. The specific expectations and essential duties of this position include:
- Enforces house rules for the safety of all clients
- Ensures security, safety, and cleanliness of the facility
- Maintains related documentation and records
- Attends and participates in weekly staff meetings
- Provides services in a client-centered and culturally appropriate manner
- Facilitates crisis intervention, conflict resolution and group problem-solving as needed
- Effectively links clients with appropriate community resources and advocate for client needs
- Is available to clients at all hours required by program or contracts, including on-call or after hours coverage as required
- Participates in actively soliciting feedback from program participants through distributing satisfaction surveys or other approved means
- Works cooperatively with members of a larger treatment or service coordination team, either internally within the agency or externally in the larger community
- Ensures aftercare planning is conducted with clients, whenever appropriate
- Responsible for tracking and monitoring child and adult care food program
- Other duties as assigned
The Reunion House is open 24/7/365. Staff must be flexible to meet the varied scheduling needs of the shelter, though we strive to maintain regular schedules as much as possible. Evenings, weekend and holiday work may be necessary to fulfill the duties of the position. Some flexibility in scheduling is available to meet employee needs, as long as agency and department needs are still being adequately addressed.
Available Shifts: Wed. 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. & Thurs. 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Our Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We especially encourage applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, and alumni from national service programs such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps.