Friendship Park Intake Specialist

By January 9, 2020 No Comments

Website Sacramento Loaves & Fishes

Description, Compensation and Benefits:

Friendship Park, a program of Loaves & Fishes, is a daytime hospitality center for homeless men and women. Friendship Park programs include guest advocacy/outreach, resource information, breakfast, showers, toiletry/hygiene items and survival gear. Staff works collaboratively to provide compassionate and non-judgmental service to all our guests.

This is a full-time position:  Monday – Friday, 6:45 am – 2:45 pm

Intake Specialist Job Duties:
  • Conduct intake interviews with new and returning guests to support client driven goals and input information into computer database.
  • Orientate new guests to Friendship Park and Loaves & Fishes services and programs.
  • Provide resource information regarding shelters and community agencies.
  • Provide survival gear.
  • Provide support, crisis intervention, and referrals for those in immediate crisis.
  • Collaborate with all members of the Friendship Park staff to provide hospitable, low-barrier services to guests.
  • Train in other Friendship Park jobs in order to fill in as needed.
  • Model respectful & hospitable behavior toward volunteers, donors, staff, and guests and represent Friendship Park professionally at all times.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for locker rentals.

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

Qualities required:
  • Desire to work compassionately with the homeless.
  • Ability to work with individuals experiencing various levels of crisis including but not limited to homelessness, mental illness, drug/alcohol addiction, domestic violence, etc.
  • Willingness and temperament to work in a fast-paced, high energy and unpredictable environment.
  • Ability to work closely and collaboratively with fellow co-workers.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Experience with active listening.
  • Familiar with Loaves & Fishes philosophy and mission statement.

Application Instructions:

Application requirements:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
To apply, please submit resume to Human Resources, PO Box 13495 Sac, CA 95813, or fax to Human Resources at (916) 446-9376 or email to [email protected]  no later than January 24, 2020.