ShelterCare’s Commons on MLK program of Eugene, OR is seeking to hire a part-time On-Call Relief Counselor (Overnight Shift) to support adults experiencing homelessness and diagnosis of Serious Mental Illness as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator; exhibiting competency in person recovery and use of coping skills. The Relief Counselor performs a wide range of tasks to support the consumer with regaining independence within the community and in their own recovery. The Commons on MLK works to reduce homelessness by moving people into permanent housing and providing the support that they need to stay there. People experiencing homelessness are housed as quickly as possible and offered case management services to provide support and resources to help maintain housing stability. ShelterCare will act as the service provider for The Commons on MLK in collaboration with Homes for Good, Lane County Health & Human Services and Quantum Residential Services.
The Relief Counselor earns a competitive wage of $14.28/hr. You will receive $0.60 more an hour while working night shift. This is a non-exempt, hourly position primarily working overnight shift.
Our employees enjoy excellent benefits including 10 paid holidays; generous paid time off accrual*; a pet-friendly environment; paid time volunteering for other organizations; and an employee assistance program. If you have experience in behavioral health and housing, and want to pursue a rewarding career as a Relief Counselor, apply today!
* Up to 144 hours during the first 12 months for employees working 40 hours a week. Prorated for employees working less than 40 hours a week.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A RELIEF COUNSELOR (OVERNIGHT SHIFT)
As a Relief Counselor, you will dedicate 100% of your time to direct service delivery. This is a Relief position, which means you will not have a regular schedule. Rather, you’ll be filling in for other direct care staff who cannot work their assigned shift.
You will aid individuals identified by the county as potential Commons at MLK residents to compile documentation for the pre-lease and leasing process. This also includes properly assessing the needs of those on the case load and supporting the participant in the development of goal and housing planning, progress towards the goals, and proper documentation of that progress. The Relief Counselor will also be able to follow treatment and housing plans, and documenting appropriately.
You will provide support services in a collaborative approach with individuals that will obtain or maintain housing; develop action plans, help with budget and housing needs; and coach in developing skills that will improve the communication and relationship with landlords. You will also provide appropriate crisis management techniques, assess the level safety, respond with appropriate level of support, and properly document any incident in an incident report. You will assist participants in creating action steps towards their personal goals and identify what skills, resources and supports are needed to ensure stable housing and personal goal achievement. You’ll love being able to make a difference in the lives of those you serve!
- Experience as a mental health consumer, or with a family member who has received mental health services, and the ability to use these experiences to support others in recovery
- Ability to drive agency vehicles
- Ability to successfully pass a DHS background check
- Experience with a mental health advocacy group or as a peer counselor
- Experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness
The schedule for this part-time position is night shift, 10:00pm – 8:00am
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
If you have experience in behavioral health and housing and would like to make a difference as a Relief Counselor, please fill out our short, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!
ShelterCare is a social services agency that is directed by a board of community volunteers. We have multiple programs in the Eugene/Springfield area. We offer a range of housing solutions combined with wraparound services for families and community members who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. This includes adults who are homeless, have been homeless in the past, have a serious mental illness, or a combination of these. Because of the variety of services we offer, we are able to help many people in our community.
Our team values collaboration, person-centered approaches, agility and flexibility, integrity and care, and diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of our agency, striving to be the best we can at serving our clients and supporting each other. Here at ShelterCare, every employee has a voice. In addition to making a difference for the vulnerable populations we serve, we offer a fun, positive company culture and opportunities for growth and development.