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Safety Specialist (Harlem Transitional Services)

Center for Urban Community

Description

The Center for Urban Community Services, (CUCS), is proud to announce that it will be opening a Safe Haven in West Harlem in April 2019. The program will provide case management and housing placement services to 60 people at the Safe Haven. We are currently hiring Safety Specialists. This is a 24 hour program and the Safety Specialist shifts are as follows: 7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, and 11pm to 7am. Availability to work evenings and weekends is required

Responsibilities:
Security:
The Safety Specialist is responsible for ensuring the overall security of the site, staff and clients by performing the following duties:

Security Activities
Access control
Monitor facility using electronic security systems
Respond to fires and fire alarms
Respond to unauthorized entries or exits
Review security camera footage as needed
Conduct foot patrols; check egresses; ensure roof, doors, windows and inventory are secure
Proactively intervene in client conflicts using verbal de-escalation skills
Use physical restraint as directed by clinical staff
Report and document incidents as required

Client-related Activities
Proactively outreach and engage residents
Provide supplies to clients on intake and as needed
Document client and program information in program log, CAREs database and participants record
Participate in maintaining a therapeutic environment by communication and collaboration with other staff

Qualifications

Experience and Education Required:

High School Diploma or equivalent

2 years related experience
Good interpersonal, engagement and organizational skills
Good written and verbal communications skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment, maintain composure in stressful situations, and work closely with a clinical team

Education and Experience Preferred

Bilingual English/Spanish
Experience in homelessness or mental health

Certification/Licensure

Required within 3 months of hire:


NYS Security Guard License
First Aide/CPR certificate
New York Fire Department Certificate of fitness as fire guard or fire coordinator

Physical Requirements:

Ability to stand, walk and sit for long periods of time
Ability to lift 50 lbs. Ability to travel within the community in all types of weather, including inclement weather.

Other:

Preferred candidates will demonstrate an ability to contribute to a program culture that is welcoming of all participants, team driven, culturally sensitive and outcome oriented.

Contact

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Posted on 04/24/19; CVMHA ID #12762