Employment

Model Cities is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Shelter Advocate – Lead

Organization: Model Cities is a private non-profit organization, established in 1967, that carries out human services, real estate development, and property management.  It is a diverse working environment, with employees from various racial/ethnic backgrounds and nationalities.   Model Cities’ community services work includes the 7-county metro area, with most of the clients residing in Ramsey County.

 

Model Cities will begin operating an emergency shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness in Ramsey County and is seeking full-time, part-time and on-call shelter staff to support shelter operations. Emergency shelter services will be provided for up to 64 men and women on a nightly basis and the shelter will operate daily from 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. The Shelter Advocate Lead will work 8 hour overnight shifts on weekdays & some weekends. Participant populations may include those with chemical abuse issues, criminal histories and/or mental health issues.

Compensation: Low – mid 30s and full benefits (403 B; life, LTD, and health insurance; paid holidays, vacation, medical and other leaves)

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Safe Space Program Manager, the Shelter Advocate Lead will have a regular presence in the shelter and provide support to clients and direction to staff to ensure clients’ basic needs are met while they stay at our shelter.  The Shelter Advocate Lead will work with the Safe Space Program Manager to support supervision and training of shelter staff; including leading staff meetings, participating in staff check-ins and facilitating client and stakeholder concerns in a timely manner.  The Shelter Advocate Lead is also responsible for assisting with the management of incoming referrals, facilitating data collection and ensuring data entry is completed daily for necessary reporting.  The Shelter Advocate Lead will also assist with ensuring shelter supplies are consistently available to operate shelter.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to work with diverse populations, including those who may be experiencing homelessness, chemical dependency, unstable housing, and/or mental illness, required.
  • Experience working with low-income individuals, people from various economic, racial/ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and those who are homeless desired.
  • Flexible, organized, self-motivated with ability to work independently.
  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate with staff, participants and referral partner in person, on the telephone and in writing.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs on an occasional basis.
  • Patience, flexibility, ability to listen, assertiveness and compassion.
  • Ability to effectively handle crisis situations and informed decisions while under pressure.

 

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED.  Must have at least one year of previous experience providing direct social services.  Previous experience working in a nonprofit agency desired.  The shifts are awake overnights, primarily between the hours of 9:30 pm to 9:30 am.  Must have the ability to work weekdays & some weekends. Driver’s license and criminal background check required.

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, please email a resume, list of 3 professional references and unofficial copy of transcript(s) to:

 

jobs@modelcities.org

 

 

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

 

No Telephone Calls Please

 

Shelter Advocate – Part-Time

Organization: Model Cities is a private non-profit organization, established in 1967, that carries out human services, real estate development, and property management.  It is a diverse working environment, with employees from various racial/ethnic backgrounds and nationalities.   Model Cities’ community services work includes the 7-county metro area, with most of the clients residing in Ramsey County.

 

Model Cities will begin operating an emergency shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness in Ramsey County and is seeking full-time, part-time and on-call shelter staff to support shelter operations. Emergency shelter services will be provided for up to 64 men and women on a nightly basis and the shelter will operate daily from 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. The Shelter Advocate will work 4, 8 or 12 hour overnight shifts on weekdays & some weekends. Participant populations may include those with chemical abuse issues, criminal histories and/or mental health issues.

Compensation: $17.00 per hour with paid holidays, vacation, medical and other leaves

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Safe Space Program Manager, the Shelter Advocate will have a regular presence in the shelter and provide on-site support to clients to ensure basic needs are met while they stay at our shelter.  The Shelter Advocate will coordinate and facilitate sleeping arrangements of participants, distribute snacks, beverages and hygiene supplies, as needed. The Shelter Advocate will ensure bedding is laundered daily, data and intake information is completed for input into the Homeless Management Information System and/or other reporting systems and carries out established shelter processes and procedures in order to maintain a positive environment for participants and staff.  Shelter Advocates must be able to participate in monthly staff meetings and other routine staff check-ins to ensure effective shelter operations.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to work with diverse populations, including those who may be experiencing homelessness, chemical dependency, unstable housing, and/or mental illness, required.
  • Experience working with low-income individuals, people from various economic, racial/ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and those who are homeless desired.
  • Flexible, organized, self-motivated with ability to work independently.
  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate with staff, participants and referral partner in person, on the telephone and in writing.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs on an occasional basis.
  • Patience, flexibility, ability to listen, assertiveness and compassion.
  • Ability to effectively handle crisis situations and informed decisions while under pressure.

 

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED.  Must have at least one year of previous experience providing direct social services.  Previous experience working in a nonprofit agency desired.  The shifts are awake overnights, primarily between the hours of 9:30 pm to 9:30 am.  Must have the ability to work overnights on weekdays and weekends. Driver’s license and criminal background check required.

How to Apply:   To be considered for this position, please email a resume, list of 3 professional references and unofficial copy of transcript(s) to:

jobs@modelcities.org

 

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

 

No Telephone Calls Please

 

Financial Coach (Part-Time 20 hrs a week)

Organization: Model Cities is a private nonprofit organization created in 1967 with a mission to “promote social and economic prosperity by providing access to opportunities that develop and stabilize families and communities”. Model Cities offers an array of services to individuals and families that include: homebuyer services, children’s mental health case management, at-risk youth preventive services and supportive housing for homeless families. Model Cities is recruiting qualified applicants for the position of Financial Coach.

Salary: $22.50 per hour and paid holidays, vacation, medical and other leaves.

Job Summary: The Financial Coach performs duties related to carrying out the agency’s homebuyer counseling, financial education, and small business development activities. This includes providing one-on-one pre-purchase counseling for prospective homebuyers, one-on-one financial counseling and education, assist in community outreach and engagement, review and audits of client files as well as, co-facilitate financial empowerment workshops. The Financial Coach will assist the Homeownership Advisor Lead with implementing and monitoring funder and/or agency related program goals and outcomes for financial education and homebuyer services.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration or related field required. Knowledge or experience in Mortgage and/or real estate, banking or related areas desirable. Two years related experience in financial education and literacy and/or familiarity with homebuyer education and foreclosure prevention counseling is required. Must have availability to work evenings and weekends occasionally.

Qualified applicants must be able to drive their own reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and valid automobile insurance as required by Model Cities. Applicant must also be able to meet requirements of a background check that minimally includes a Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) background check.

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and two professional references to:

Attn: Director of Community Services

Model Cities, Inc.

839 University Avenue W

St. Paul, MN 55104

Fax: 651-293-1928

OR e-mail to:

jobs @ modelcities.org

No telephone calls please

Model Cities is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $22.50 /hour

 

Community Coach (Ramsey and/or Dakota County) – Contractual

Job Summary

Ramsey and Dakota County Community Corrections has engaged Model Cities of St. Paul, Inc. to carry out Community Coaching services to support its Alternative to Detention (ATD) program. The Community Coaching program targets youth who are struggling with compliance or needing to participate in a community-based activity as a condition of their probation. Community Coaching is a short-term, individualized support program that will assist youth in problem solving, complying with probation requirements, and target objectives established by the youth’s Probation Officer. The goal of the program is to increase public safety by connecting youth who are on probation to pro-social activities, developing their skills to maintain pro-social relationships and structuring their free time.

 

The Community Coach will work with youth referred by Community Corrections. The Coach will monitor, support and link the youth to pro-social activities and community-based services. The Coach will also serve as a short-term intervention for those youth who are at risk of probation violations that may result in detention or other out-of-home placement.

 

Qualifications

Baccalaureate degree or a t least 5 years of progressive experience in youth development or a related human services field. Previous experience working with youth; preferably “high risk” youth populations, a plus. Applicant must have a good driving record, a valid Minnesota driver’s license and valid auto insurance as required by Model Cities.  Applicant must also be able to transport youth as needed for activities and upon contracting, be able to meet requirements of a background check that minimally includes the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and a Minnesota Social Services record check for vulnerable adult or child maltreatment findings.

Compensation

$22 per hour (all inclusive)

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and two professional references to:

Attn: Manager of Youth Services

Model Cities, Inc.

839 University Avenue West.

St. Paul, MN 55104

Fax: 651-293-1928

 

OR e-mail to:

 

jobs@modelcities.org

Model Cities is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

No telephone calls please.

Family Community Partnership Navigator – Contractual

Job Summary

Family Community Partnership Program is an early intervention program that provided short term voluntary support for at risk children and families in Ramsey County. The program goal is to connect families with community resources that provide the specific kind of help families may want or need.

The Family Community Partnership Navigator will work with at risk children and families referred by Ramsey County and will assess, support, and link clients to community- based services and serve as a short-term intervention.

Duties

  • Provide individual intake assessment to determine client needs and service identification.
  • Conduct face-to face meetings with families to assess and address service needs
  • Assists families in developing and monitoring family goal plans
  • Prepare monthly progress updates

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services field.  At least 2 years direct services experience working with high risk populations, populations of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Experience working with high risk families and diverse populations. Applicant must have a good driving record, a valid Minnesota driver’s license and valid auto insurance as required by Model Cities.  Applicant must also be able to transport families as needed for activities and upon contracting, be able to meet requirements of a background check that minimally includes the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and a Minnesota Social Services record check for vulnerable adult or child maltreatment findings.

Compensation

$22 per hour (all inclusive)

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and two professional references to:

Attn: Manager of Family Supportive Services

Model Cities, Inc.

839 University Avenue West.

St. Paul, MN 55104

Fax: 651-293-1928

 

OR e-mail to:

 

jobs@modelcities.org

Model Cities is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

No telephone calls please.

 

 

Contact:

Manager of Family Support Services
(651) 632-8342
info@modelcities.org