Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Peer Support Specialist

Reporting Relationship: Licensed Clinician

General Description:

Provides recovery support services, recovery mentoring and coaching to individuals in substance abuse recovery.

Recovery Mentoring/Coaching

  1. Serve as a role model to a consumer in recovery
  2. Establish and maintain a peer relationship
  3. Teach life skills
  4. Assure consumers know their rights and responsibilities
  5. Teach consumers how to self-advocate

Recovery Support Services:

  1. Help the consumer identify options to achieve recovery goals
  2. Help the consumer develop problem solving skills
  3. Help the consumer access the services of substance abuse professionals when needed to sustain their recovery
  4. Help a consumer identify their strengths and how to use those strengths to maintain recovery

Qualifications

  1. Minimum of High School Diploma or GED
  2. At least two years clean
  3. Ability to manage time well and finish tasks in an efficient manner
  4. Demonstrate leadership and professionalism

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to qopchr@ccstl.org, attention Toni Muhammad.   

Job Title: Parent Educator

Reporting Relationship: Director of Education and Prevention

General Description:

The Parent Educator provides strength based, child focused, family centered services to families using various evidenced based curriculums to educate and support the developmental needs of their children The focus is on parent-child interactions, parent education of child development and positive responsive caregiving.

Responsibilities:

  1. Lead and monitor implementation of the curriculum and services provided through the parenting education program
  2. Facilitate parent education groups and individual parent education plans both on site, at QOPC housing facilities or in a family’s home with clients
  3. Facilitate staff training and help promote an agency culture that is child focused and family centered
  4. Manage multiple family caseloads
  5. Work collaboratively with the mother’s treatment team to carry out family centered treatment goals
  6. Maintain accurate and up to date records in accordance to regulations and grant reporting
  7. Provide families with community resources and appropriate referrals as needed
  8. Bill a minimum of 25 hours per week
  9. Other duties as assigned by the department director

Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge

Qualifications
  1. Sincere dedication to the mission of Queen of Peace Center
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education Elementary Education, Child Development, family and Consumer Sciences or related field
  3. Two years of experience working in an Early Childhood setting or working directly with high risk families
  4. Possess a valid driver’s license and be able to provide own transportation
  5. Availability to work weeknights and weekends if needed
Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  1. Experience and confidence identifying and implementing evidence based practices
  2. Experience working in crisis setting with individuals and families
  3. Highly skilled in developing interpersonal relationships in a highly professional manner
  4. Strong knowledge of principles of child development and developmentally appropriate practices
  5. Knowledge of substance use and trauma centered care
  6. Knowledge of Disease Concept of Addiction/Stages of Change
  7. Highly skilled in motivational interviewing
  8. Creative and proactive problem solver
  9. Superb oral and written communication skills
  10. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Outlook

General Understanding and Equal Opportunity Employer

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role.

The Archdiocese of Saint Louis and Queen of Peace Center are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, or disability, or other categories protected by laws which are not inconsistent (which do not conflict) with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to swilliams@ccstl.org, attention Sarah Williams.  

Job: Teacher Assistant

Agency: Peace for Kids

Status: Part Time

Position Description:

The Archdiocese of Saint Louis has an opportunity for a teacher assistant in our infant classroom at Peace for Kids, a child development program under Queen of Peace Center. Queen of Peace Center is a substance abuse treatment center for women and their families. Peace for kids is a licensed child care center that provides care to children in the community as well as clients of Queen of Peace Center.

Position Summary:

  • Provide safety and supervision of all children in care
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate lesson plan
  • Create a safe, supportive learning environment
  • Assist with cleanliness and organization of the classroom environment
  • Establish relationships with the children using positive, responsive, care-giving interactions

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years or older with high school diploma and completed a minimum of 2 college credit classes in ECE and working towards an Associate Degree in Early Childhood or related field.
  • Experience in a licensed and accredited child development center preferred.
  • Must be able to sit, bend and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to life 30 lbs.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to qopchr@ccstl.org, attention Toni Muhammad.  

Job Title: Counselor

General Description:

Provides evidence based, face-to-face, goal-oriented counseling and group counseling, and participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team.

Specific Duties:

  1. Responsible for efficient delivery of services to clients according to approved policies and procedures meeting DMH and CSTAR standards.
  2. Assists clients in establishing a treatment plan, goals and objectives, as well as other functional aspects of their personal planning in the recovery process.
  3. Maintains clients’ charts, records and files regarding goals, evaluation and updates in accordance with DMH and CSTAR standards.
  4. Assists in communicating with outside agencies, such as treatment centers, AA and Catholic Charities agencies.
  5. Provides individual behavioral health counseling and evaluation.
  6. Facilitates group meetings and program components as needed.
  7. Pursues continuing professional development, joins appropriate professional groups and attends pertinent meetings.
  8. Attends all staff meetings and keeps abreast of program and client status, updates and changes.
  9. Provides case program consultation and makes appropriate referrals.
  10. Assesses, updates and revises clients’ progress and treatment plan per DMH and CSTAR standards as needed.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or closely related field, and two years’ experience in behavioral health and/or criminal justice. Certification through the MCB recommended.

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement to qopchr@ccstl.org attention Toni Muhammad.

Job Title: Community Support Specialist

General Description:

Community support consists of specific activities with or on behalf of a particular client in accordance with an individual rehabilitation plan to maximize the client’s adjustment and functioning within the community while achieving sobriety and sustaining recovery, maximizing the involvement of natural support systems, and promoting client independence and responsibility.

Specific Duties:

  1. Participate in the interdisciplinary team meeting in order to identify strengths and needs related to development of the individual’s rehabilitation plan.
  2. Attend periodic meetings with designated team members and the client, whenever feasible, in order to review and update the rehabilitation plan.
  3. Contact clients who have unexcused absence from the program in order to re-engage the person and promote recovery efforts.
  4. Arrange and refer for services and resources and, when necessary, advocate obtaining the services and quality of services to which the person is entitled.
  5. Monitor service delivery by providers external to the program and ensure communication and coordination of services.
  6. Locate and coordinate services and resources to resolve crises.
  7. Provide experiential training in life skills and resources acquisition.
  8. Provide information and education to an individual in accordance with the person’s rehabilitation plan.
  9. Plan for discharge.
  10. Bill a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  11. Transport clients in employee’s vehicle.
  12. Provide group education.
  13. Ability to lift 20 pounds.
  14. Assist client in establishing treatment goals.
  15. Must have Class E Missouri driver’s license.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or closely related field or four years relevant experience in human service delivery field. Valid Missouri driver’s license, vehicle, and current automobile liability insurance (including coverage to transport clients) is required. CSS must own or lease their own vehicle for use in transporting clients. Exceptional communication skills (oral and written); this includes proper grammar, punctuation and clarity. Ability to use computer for charting and familiarity with Microsoft Windows.

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement to qopchr@ccstl.org attention Toni Muhammad.

Title: S+C Program Housing Compliance Officer

Position Description:

The position of Housing Compliance Officer provides strong administrative support to the Shelter Plus Care Program and ensures the complete compliance with grant directives and program guidelines. The successful applicant will have proven ability to use and navigate comfortable through new technology. Computer literacy is expected as this position requires daily use of multiple databases. The candidate will have strong history prioritizing and handling a consistently high volume of tasks. Prior experience in social services field, specifically working with low-income, substance use and disabled individuals is highly desirable. Requires high level of accountability.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts orientation for new clients entering into sponsor and tenant based housing program
  • Use PHA Web software to schedule inspections and maintain inspection calendar
  • Process all sponsor and tenant-based re-certifications, move-ins, and inspections using PHA Web and other available software
  • Request, schedule, and track maintenance request using PHA Web software
  • Write requests to tenants in regards to incomplete documentation, non-compliance, etc.
  • Produce monthly PHA Web maintenance and inspection reports as well as DMH reports from ServicePoint HMIS
  • work in collaboration with Grants and Quality Assurance departments and under the direction the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer to develop and implement quality assurance protocols and processes
  • Accurate and timely data entry into ServicePoint HMIS and other databases on a daily basis
  • Responds promptly to client, landlord, and partnering agency telephone/email inquiries and requests
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding administrative and client information in a professional manner
  • Observe procedures and make appropriate suggestions and recommendations for improving techniques, policies and procedures
  • Work with members of the clinical team to assure successful communication and coordination of client services to ensure those services are delivered in a timely manner
  • Prepare and send annual re-certification paperwork to tenants and landlords
  • Schedule and assist in preparation for informal hearings
  • Create and maintain updated and accurate hard copy files
  • Address tenant concerns and requests in a timely manner to ensure tenants satisfaction with their housing choice
  • Ensure lease enforcement and compliance in sponsor-based program
  • Perform move-in and move-out inspections; prepare reports and tenant changes if applicable
  • Coordinate with other homeless service agencies including the Saint Louis Continuum of Care and the Department of Mental Health

Qualifications, Skills, & Knowledge

  • Qualifications
    • Sincere dedication to the mission of Queen of Peace Center
    • Bachelor’s degree in business management strongly preferred
    • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in grant compliance, subsidize housing or other related field
    • Familiarity with Federal Housing programs and documentation requirements
  • Skills, Knowledge, and Competencies
    • Highly skilled, knowledgeable and efficient in using technology
    • Advance computer skills specifically in ServicePoint (HMIS), PHA Web, Excel, and Outlook
    • Knowledge of HUD policies and procedures for Permanent Supportive Housing Programs
    • Experience working in crisis settings with individuals and families
    • Highly skilled in developing interpersonal relationships in a highly professional manner
    • Experience in working effectively and respectfully with people from many different backgrounds
    • Creative and proactive problem solver
    • Superb oral and written communication skills

General Understanding & Equal Opportunity Employer

  • This position description has been designed to indicate the general natures and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role.
  • The Archdiocese of Saint Louis and Queen of Peace Center are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, or disability, or other categories protected by laws which are not inconsistent (which do not conflict) with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to qopchr@ccstl.org, attention Toni Muhammad.  

Title: Maintenance Assistant

Position Description:

Queen of Peace Center has an opportunity for a Maintenance Assistant. This position is for servicing all of Queen of Peace Center properties. We are a non-profit charitable organization which encompasses 11 counties in eastern Missouri, including the City of St. Louis.

Position Summary:

  1. Performs a wide variety of building and equipment repair and maintenance work, including painting, drywall repairs, electrical repairs, equipment testing and maintenance, HVAC repairs and maintenance, plumbing, carpentry, appliances, etc.
  2. Performs a wide variety of duties upon the guidance/request of supervisor.
  3. Keep time and material records of all work orders, as well as supply inventory.
  4. Assist in overseeing outside contractors and make sure their work is satisfactory.
  5. Respond to requests from management.
  6. Respond immediately to all emergencies when called by the supervisor.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders, and paint overhead.

  1. Experience in the custodial and service fields
  2. Some experience in skilled trades, such as plumbing, electrical, painting or carpentry
  3. Knowledge of acceptable trade practices and building standards
  4. The ability to understand and follow directions
  5. The ability to prioritize
  6. Must be a team player
  7. Will frequently deal with people of varying ages and races, and must be able to respond to requests by staff members in an appropriate manner
  8. Must pass background check and drug test

All interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to qopchr@ccstl.org, attention: Toni Muhammad.

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