Working with The Other Ones Foundation is an excellent way to give back to your community and advance a career in social services. We offer all employees competitive wages and benefits. See job opportunities below for more information.
supportive employment specialist
The Other Ones Foundation is a homelessness service nonprofit that offers extremely low barrier employment to people experiencing homelessness. Under the direction of the Operations Manager for the Mobile Hygiene Clinic (MHC), the MHC Supportive Employment Specialist (SES) serves as the worksite supervisor for all client worker participants of the MHC. This position requires daily contact with individuals experiencing homelessness, which may include individuals living with a range of mental health challenges and may also have co-occurring substance use disorder and/or chronic health conditions. The MHC SES demonstrates a variety of work skills necessary for opening, operating, and closing mobile shower trailer sites.
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• Primary function is to oversee, train, supervise, and transport program client workers during the day to day operations of the program;
• Work in concert with the Program Director and MHC Operations Manager to identify client needs and barriers to permanent employment and housing;
• Promote a culture that encourages low barrier employment for people experiencing homelessness;
• Identify and communicate MHC site needs;
• Report daily guest numbers;
• Ensure MHC site is stocked with hygiene products, sanitation supplies, and towels; • Implement operational policies and procedures for daily operations;
• Analyze processes and make recommendations for improvement;
• Ensure assigned MHC service sites are opened and staffed for each shift; • Build alliances and partnerships with other community organizations;
• Inspect all MHC spaces regularly to identify problems, mechanical failures, or breakdown and report to irregular findings to the MHC Operations Manager.
Qualifications and Skills:
• Familiarity with the nuanced sub-culture shared by people experiencing homelessness; • Working knowledge of safe towing, hauling practices, and experiencing hauling trailers; • Excellent communication skills;
• General experience with basic plumbing such as maintaining & repairing pipes, water distribution, sanitation systems, and electrical systems;
• Ability to modify length of pipes and fixtures, assembling fittings and valves, and replacing worn plumbing parts;
• Well-organized and apt in problem-solving;
• CPR certified or CPR certificate completion within 3 months of being hired;
• Complete Mental Health First Aid training within 3 months of being hired;
• Willingness to uphold The Other Ones Foundation’s philosophy, mission, & vision;
• Must demonstrate a high level of intercultural competence, an understanding of the diverse identities and cultures of people experiencing homelessness, and in developing and supporting inclusive communities.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work is generally performed in an outdoor environment, with frequent interruptions, and irregularities in the workday. This position requires frequent walking, standing, climbing, lifting, stooping, or carrying of equipment and materials. Incumbents may be required to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Incumbent may be exposed to extreme temperatures, close quarter situations, high and precarious places, moving mechanical parts, and vibrations.
Monday-Friday, 7:00am-4:00pm. Some evenings or afterhours may be required.
High school diploma or equivalent
Valid Class C Driver’s License
The Other Ones Foundation, 780 S Hwy-183, Austin, TX 78741
All TOOF staff are always required to follow the rules of wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, keeping the required distance, and following all other recommendations of the CDC.
supported employment case manager
The Other Ones Foundation is a nonprofit that offers humanitarian aid, case management, and
extremely low barrier work opportunities to people experiencing homelessness. We create powerful
pathways to experience an engaged community. This is a full-time grant funded position and is contingent upon renewal of the grant. The Supported Employment Case Manager provides services focused on maintaining employment to individuals experiencing homelessness that are enrolled in The Other Ones Foundation’s
Workforce First program. The clients served by this position have graduated from work opportunities within TOOF and have secured independent employment. Services include development of customized employment plans, skill development to retain or advance employment, supporting clients in obtaining reasonable accommodations or navigating difficulties with employers (as requested by the client).
The case management program offered by The Other Ones Foundation has a strong focus on accessing resources, focused on housing and employment stability, and moving forward towards goals relating to ending a person’s homeless situation. The Case Manager’s caseload will be racially and culturally diverse. Clients served may be living with severe mental health challenges and may also have co-occurring substance use disorder and/or chronic health conditions. Services will be provided utilizing person centered, strengths-based, trauma informed, and a harm-reduction perspective. Goals will be based on an individual’s preferences and abilities.
- Provide support for resolving potential barriers to securing/maintaining housing or employment;
- Work to connect clients with and navigate available services and sustainable social supports;
- Develop skills necessary to assist an individual to manage their own challenges;
- Develops structured individual employment and self-sufficiency service plans for each client, addressing and assisting clients to recognize their interests, strengths, needs, deficits, and goals towards employment and housing.
- Makes job referrals, assists with job applications, and facilitates job placements and job upgrades.
- Trains clients on effective interviewing skills, resume writing, vocational training and job coaching.
- Provides information to clients about educational opportunities, including vocational and training programs and college courses relevant to client goals.
- Maintains on-going interactions with current employers and education agencies while recruiting new ones to match clients’ employment and education needs.
- Responds to individual client concerns with accurate information in a respectful, effective and timely manner.
- Maintains client files with required forms, Employment Service Plan, and case notes
- Work collaboratively with collateral service providers;
- Participate and attend teams meetings and case staffings;
CASE MANAGER REQUIREMENTS:
- Experience with working with individuals that are experiencing homelessness;
- Experience providing supported employment services
- Able to promote a culture that encourages low barrier access to case management;
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal);
- Well-organized and apt in problem-solving;
- CPR certified or CPR certificate completion within 3 months of being hired;
- Complete Mental Health First Aid training within 3 months of being hired;
- Willingness to uphold The Other Ones Foundation’s philosophy, mission, & vision;
- Must demonstrate a high level of intercultural competence, an understanding of the diverse identities and cultures of people experiencing homelessness, and in developing and supporting inclusive communities.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally performed in the community, although situations arise where client contact may be done in an office setting. The Other Ones Foundation offers essential services to people experiencing homelessness. During COVID19 case management will continue to be provided in-person. All TOOF staff are always required to follow the rules of wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, keeping the required distance, and following all other recommendations of the
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Some evenings or after hours may be required.
Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field;
Valid Class C Driver’s License
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary competitive with the field and the candidate’s experience;
Healthcare insurance options available
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $42,500.00 per year
- Health insurance
- Paid time off