Title: Residential Aide
Program: Ana’s Place
Ana’s Place is a 108-bed 24/7 emergency shelter for homeless men diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance abuse. Our comprehensive services include case management, individual and group counseling, recreational activities, and housing placement assistance. Additionally, psychiatric services are provided Monday through Friday, staffed by a psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, and a licensed practical nurse.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential duties of the Residential Aide include but are not limited to the following activities:
Performs the day-to-day monitoring of the residents’ on-site activities.
Wakes the clients in the mornings and as needed, provides clothing and personal care items to clients.
Ensures that the clients are out of the dormitories by the established time in the morning and not returned until the designated time in the afternoon.
Reminds clients of their daily schedules and assists clients with their daily living skills. Participates in monthly fire drills in adherence to Fire Department of New York (FDNY) guidelines.
Processes new client intake information, bed assignment, maintains the daily census records and provides DHS with daily census figures.
Utilizes CPR/First Aide techniques in emergency situations and conforms to OSHA standards when necessary.
Observes the behavior of clients and reports any unusual behavior to the case management and clinical staff.
Oversees the shelter at nights and responds to any requests from the clients who are awake.
Works collaboratively with the Program Aides in providing crisis intervention in an emergency.
Secures the clients’ personal property.
Maintains the daily census records.
Complete electronic shift summaries and incident reports.
Assists in the Cafeteria with meals being served to clients at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Performs other duties as assigned by the Residential Aide Supervisor or other supervisory staff.
High school diploma
Knowledge of providing services to homeless substance abusers.