Open Positions

Do you want to empower at-risk families  who are experiencing homelessness?  Then check us out!

We are hiring!

Looking for an exciting opportunity where you can make a difference in the community? Bethany House Services (BHS) provides services to more than half of the homeless and at-risk families in Hamilton County. Our services include emergency shelter for homeless families, case management, post shelter support, and housing. We are committed to breaking the cycle of multigenerational poverty and homeless through comprehensive programming for homeless children while in shelter.

 

Housing Case Manager

 In this role you will be responsible for coordinating case management services for assigned cases identified by the Coordinated Assessment system to the various housing Programs. You will assist the client in developing an individual action case management plan which will result in personal and family stabilization, gaining knowledge and accessibility to community resources, obtaining referrals for job training, employment, income assistance and relocation to permanent, affordable housing. You will also provide follow-up services as required by RRH for families who move to permanent housing.

You must have a Bachelor’s degree in social work; License to practice social work in Ohio is preferred; If unlicensed must be willing to sit for license within 6 months of employment; Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with homeless population preferred.

Shelter Housing Specialist

The position is responsible for coordinating housing services for assigned cases identified by the Coordinated Assessment system. This includes but is not limited to: developing a housing plan for each family in these programs, networking between clients and potential landlords, managing lease options, and overseeing apartment inspections prior to leasing, and annually, with the goal of a quick transition for families to move from emergency shelter to leased apartments. This position will advise and direct program participants in developing and implementing an action plan for securing housing while they are in the Emergency Shelter program. Responsibilities include maintaining a continuously updated knowledge and awareness of the current availability of permanent affordable housing in the community; maintain and expand a working list of property owners and contacts as BHS agency resource; be an advocate on behalf of the program participants in unsafe, or neglected property; provide required program statistics in a timely fashion, including VESTA required data; maintains regular contact with clients, staff, property managers and owners as well as contact with staff of collaborating social service agencies working with homeless families.

The most qualified candidate must have:

    • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree.
    • Bachelor degree in social work or related field and a license to practice social work in Ohio is preferred
    • Experience working with homeless or low income populations is preferred.
    • As an essential business, must be able to work with the safety protocols under any pandemic condition, which requires infection control precautions including a pandemic outbreak.

Child Parent Assistant

This position is responsible for assisting in the Child/Parent Program  in following up with families and providing aftercare services for children as they transition out of the shelter.   This position also will provide outcome data for reporting to funders of children’s programs. This position assists with serving as a support for parents and an advocate for children with the education system. This position reports to the Program Services Director and works with case managers, social service workers, and other BHS staff members as assigned.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • collects outcome data required for reports to funders of children’s programs.
    • Provides service for (0-17) age population.
    • Serves as a role model, counselor, and support for parents
    • Models appropriate disciplinary and parenting behaviors
    • Teaches normal growth and development and appropriate parenting approaches at each developmental stage.
    • Assists with servicing as school liaison to assure each student’s enrollment and transportation needs are met.
    • Assists with coordinating that each student has the school supplies required and appropriate clothing for school.
    • Assist family with CPS enrollment and partner with school resources to meet the needs of the child (i.e. Project Connect, Up Spring, School Based Health Centers, Mental Health )
    • Attends IEP/Assessments meetings with parents when requested
  • The most qualified candidate must have:
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education, Psychology (childhood), or Social Work
  • Minimum three years professional experience
  • Knowledge of normal growth and development
  • Proven record in organizing successful programs and events
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with children, parents, volunteers and as part of a professional team.
  • As an essential business, must be able to work with the safety protocols under any pandemic condition, which requires infection control precautions including a pandemic outbreak.

PRN – Shelter Assistant – Weekends 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 We are looking for individuals who are willing to work with the social services team to oversee the operation of the family shelter. You will be responsible for ensuring a safe environment supervising guests, guest orientations, exit interviews and room checks. You will be responsible for communicating with co-workers to ensure continuity between shifts. Responsibilities also include general cleaning, minor maintenance and preparation of rooms for all shelter participants.   You will be responsible for communicating Policies/procedures and house activities to families and communicating with other Bethany House Shelter staff members.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • At least two years of working experience with the homeless population is preferred.
  • Understand and have demonstrated de-escalating techniques, which includes effective listening skills.
  • Excellent customer services skills: demonstrated ability to work with clients.
  • Good judgment so you can respond to emergencies or difficult situations.
  • Good instructional skills to be able to explain things in terms that young children can understand.
  • Interpersonal skills to work well with people
  • Patience to be able to respond calmly to overwhelming and difficult situations.
  • Physical stamina – lots of energy
  • Must be able to complete a criminal background check and drug test.
  • As an essential business, must be able to work with the safety protocols under any pandemic condition, which requires infection control precautions including a pandemic outbreak.

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes to

 Mary Bennett Brown, Human Resources Director

Bethany House Services

Mbrown@bhsinc.org

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