Counselor, 18-120

Pine Street Inn Boston, MA
REQ. #18-120

WOMEN'S INN

LOCATION: 363 Albany Street, Boston, MA

SCHEDULE: 40 hours, Friday - Tuesday, 2:45 p.m. 11:15 p.m.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The primary role of the Counselor is to assist the guests of the shelter in accessing the services we provide, particularly those relating to food, clothing, medical care, and referral needs. The incumbent will aid in ensuring a safe and secure environment for guests and staff and intervene with any issues dealing with substance abuse. The Counselor will take initiative with guests regarding educational issues and opportunities, including appropriately informing them about issues relating to AIDS, STD and HIV prevention. The incumbent will also assess guests needs and assets in order to make appropriate transitional and housing referrals.

REQUIREMENTS:

* High School diploma or GED

* Minimum of one (1) year of experience in Human Services

* Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing

* Basic computer skills

* Ability to lift 25 lbs.

* Ability to walk several flights of stairs

* Ability to operate a van up to 15 passengers

* Requires frequent bending, lifting, stretching, stooping

* Requires, at times, lifting of guests with assistance

PAY: $15.00 DOE

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