The Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Elgin program provides emergency shelter for homeless men, women and children. We have recently added a day shelter program to our services. The day program is open Monday-Friday from 9-4.
PADS employs on-site coordinators to oversee shelter operations. We are currently seeking a motivated and compassionate individual to work at the day shelter two to three days per week.
Each site coordinator is in charge of shelter safety while working and will provide daily oversight of the guests, volunteers, coordination of meals and maintenance of the supplies.
Secure all guest medications in locked drug cabinet.
To have the primary responsibility for the daily registration of all guests.
To breathalyze each and every guest
To immediately refer all guests who appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol to a case manager.
To be sure the milk, juice and cereal needed for breakfast is available.
To prepare all afternoon meals as needed or assist volunteers in preparing/serving a donated meal.
To determine quickly what kind of action might need to be taken should a guest appear to be ill or acting strangely.
To direct the work of the volunteers so that all volunteers are involved in making the program work and to report any potential volunteer concerns to the volunteer coordinator or site coordinator supervisor.
To know and consistently enforce rules and to promptly report all special situations to the site coordinator supervisor.
To document all incidents in an incident report and in the site coordinator binder.
To attend scheduled coordinator meetings.
To check the indoor shelter for general cleanliness and to have the exterior surroundings checked for general litter each day.
To insure guests complete daily chores.
Must be able to make decisions quickly, be able to multi-task, be a team player and treat all guests with dignity and respect. Bilingual candidates preferred.