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Residential Services Advocate

Employer
Solomon's Temple Foundation, Inc.
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
$12.00
Closing date
Sep 30, 2021
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Job Details

AGENCY: SOLOMON’S TEMPLE

JOB DESCRIPTION: FULL/PART TIME

WORK HOURS: NIGHTS/WEEKENDS/HOLIDAYS

 

Job Summary:  Assists and oversees the day to day operations of Solomon’s Temple’s emergency shelter housing program.  Provide direct services to shelter families and assist families with connecting to the appropriate resources and referral.  Assist with intake, orientation and shelter tours. Document daily communication log, client files, and record all necessary documentation.  Be available and visible to families at all times. Responsible for providing a shelter environment that is safe, empowering, and supportive to all women and children. Must be able to work from a client centered approach and handle difficult situations with innovative care. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise safety and daily activity of families and their children.  Complete hourly safety checks and document findings
  • Work closely with security to maintain a safe environment for all
  • Properly document all notable activity in communication log and family’s files
  • Assist families with getting needed supplies and toiletries
  • Assist and provide direction and guidance during all meals, chores and recreational activities
  • Assist all families with complying with shelter program rules
  • Assist families with appropriate referrals and resources 
  • Assist families with exit and retrieving their belongings
  • Monitor the flow of families daily
  • Assist families with chores and supplies
  • Enforce all agency guidelines and provide appropriate disciplinarian action
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as filing, intake, orientation, transfer and discharges
  • Monitor and manage all agency supplies, donations and resources.  Disperse appropriately
  • Assist with transportation to and from events
  •  Assist with maintaining staff offices and other housekeeping duties
  • Assist with minor janitorial and maintenance chores daily
  • Attend mandatory meetings
  • Always maintain a professional attitude and treat families with respect and dignity
  • Perform all related duties as assigned or as circumstances dictate for special needs or events.
  • Assist with overseeing and reporting maintenance issues in a timely manner
  • Assist with the recruiting, training and placement of volunteers
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with Families, colleagues and supervisors in a professional manner

Company

About
Solomon’s Temple is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the eradication of homelessness by empowering women and their children to overcome life’s challenges, realize their potential, define their own destiny and become vital factors in the revitalization and sustainability of their community. Previously known as Springdale Place and operated by Fulton County, Solomon’s Temple offers 130 residential facility for homeless women and their children. Located in metro Atlanta on 1 acre of park space which includes a playground, a basketball court, a gazebo and walking trails, it offers families in transition a peaceful setting to move toward stability.

FOUNDERS’ MESSAGE
For years I had been thinking about how I could be a part of the solution of assisting with reducing the growing reality of homelessness in our community. As a native of Atlanta I was constantly reminded of the suffering of so many who were living on the streets. Regular people just like you and I who for a variety of reasons found themselves without a safe place to call home. The reality, I found, is that there is simply not enough safe shelters available to assist women with children in getting back on their feet when they fall down. Imagine the toll it takes on the human spirit to be on the streets with your children and no place to call home. Women with children are especially vulnerable to homelessness. Many of whom are not able to get or maintain jobs because they have young children with no childcare.

According to homeless census data estimated, more than 10,000 people in metro Atlanta experience homelessness on any given night, with more than 40 percent being women and children. According to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (GDCA), more than 75,000 Georgians are homeless at some time during the year. According to The National Center on Family Homelessness (NCFH), more than 58,000 children in Georgia are homeless.

Find Us
Telephone
678-766-5752
Location
2836 Springdale Rd SW
Atlanta
GA
30315
US
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