Ready to Work Aurora Open Positions 

Ready to Work Aurora is a work-first solution to homelessness. Through a holistic and innovative model combining paid work in social enterprise, housing and supportive services for approximately one year, Ready to Work creates opportunities for adults experiencing homelessness to transform their lives.
Ready to Work is a program of Bridge House – a 501C3 non-profit agency committed to ending homelessness one person at a time. Bridge House offers an array of services and supports designed to help adults experiencing homelessness address basic needs as well as achieve independence through its Ready to Work program. Ready to Work Boulder was founded in 2012, operates two social enterprises and has capacity for 44 individuals at the Ready to Work House dormitory.

Ready to Work Aurora will open by the 4th quarter of 2018 as Aurora’s new residential community providing housing coupled with employment and program services for adults experiencing homelessness. Ready to Work Aurora will have capacity for 50 individuals and will operate one social enterprise.

Manager of Outdoor Operations
Ready to Work

Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise a crew of up to 15 individuals performing supplemental sanitation and landscaping services in Aurora Parks and business districts, and open space
Accept work assignments from various agencies and ensure they are completed in a timely manner
Communicate work tasks to crew, provide proper instructions and motivation, resolve conflict as necessary
Communicate trainee progress to Case Management and Program Director
Provide constructive supervision to crew members and problem solve as needed
Complete all invoicing
Maintain time logs and incident reports as necessary
Maintain equipment, work supplies and inventory
Ensure trainees are acting in a manner consistent with Ready to Work program requirements
Act as a liaison to community on the work performed by Ready to Work crews
Act as a role model for program trainees
Maintain and approve payroll entries for Ready to Work Aurora trainees and Supervisors

Qualifications:
Experience:
3-5 years experience in landscaping, handy work, construction or custodial maintenance
1 year or more of supervision in a similar work environment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Understanding of population to be supervised and commitment to help homeless individuals enter the workforce
Excellent communication skills and ability to be flexible
Clean Colorado driver’s license

Hours & Compensation:
This 40 hour/week position works a schedule that will be determined at the time of hire.
Reports to Ready to Work Program Director.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to resumes@boulderbridgehouse.org.

 

Ready to Work Aurora

Manager of Housing Operations

 Duties and Responsibilities:

Tracks sign in/out documentation to maintain accurate census.

Conduct hourly rounds on all residents, keeping an accurate count of all residents in the building.

Monitor building equipment for repairs and request outside service when necessary.

Maintain inventory of building supplies and submit purchase orders for supplies as needed.

Monitors compliance with policies and procedures in resident handbook.

Coordinates action in response to medical and other emergencies.

Provides crisis intervention for residents.

Maintains and updates client data.

Participates in case conferences, staff meetings, and shift changes to promote communication between all staff involved with residents in program.

Provide input to case management team on trainee performance.

Train, schedule and supervise in house janitorial and kitchen crew based on daily checklist.

Coordinate outside work crews with supervisors.

Oversee meal set up and clean up with assistance for trainees.

Maintain and supervise the purchase order system and make sure necessary items are in stock at all times.

Supervise House Managers and On-Call residential staff.

Organize monthly schedule for 24-hour facility.

Responsible for the Google Calendar for the scheduling of the conference room.

Responsible for making sure that ongoing bill are taken care of; for example, Netflix, Amazon Prime, elevator and fire inspection payments in coordination with Program Director.

Justify cash boxes for program.

Organize and coordinate in house work order system.

Point of contact for outside contractors hired to fix issues in the building.

Organize facility repairs with contractors or skilled trainees with expertise in areas of need.

Promote and model the values and vision of Bridge House and Ready to Work program, in day to day work and in relationships with community partners and the public.

Performs other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education:  High school graduate or equivalent work experience.

Experience: 6 months of human service experience or other relevant experience

  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to work with little or no supervision.

Desire to help homeless men and women transition to stability

Working knowledge of issues relevant to homelessness and legally mandated clients.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Knowledge of (or ability to learn) program policies and procedures.

Ability to verbally de-escalate situations, or the willingness to learn verbal de-escalation techniques.

Ability to work effectively with angry, argumentative, resistant, and possibly intoxicated clients in an understanding, consistent, and stable way.

Must show excellent judgment regarding client-related issues, including confidentiality, legal, and emergency crisis situations.

Physical assessment and intervention skills, including basic first aid training and CPR training.

Culturally sensitive, with the ability to work effectively with clients from diverse populations.

Ability to work well under stress.

Possess solid organizational skills.

Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and supervision of trainees assigned to in house crew.

Ability to work well with coworkers and the public.

Must have CPR certification (current or within three months of hiring).

Hours & Compensation:

This 40-hour/week position works Monday-Thursday from 6:00am –4:00pm, with an additional (approximately) 4.5 hours of meeting time each month.  All full-time positions include options for medical and dental plans, Eco Pass, and paid sick and vacation time.

Reports to Ready to Work Aurora Executive Director.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to resumes@boulderbridgehouse.org.

Ready to Work Aurora Case Manager

 Ready to Work Aurora is a work-first solution to homelessness. Through a holistic and innovative model combining paid work in social enterprise, housing and supportive services for approximately one year, Ready to Work creates opportunities for adults experiencing homelessness to transform their lives.

Ready to Work is a program of Bridge House – a 501C3 non-profit agency committed to ending homelessness one person at a time. Bridge House offers an array of services and supports designed to help adults experiencing homelessness address basic needs as well as achieve independence through its Ready to Work program. Ready to Work Boulder was founded in 2012, operates two social enterprises and has capacity for 44 individuals at the Ready to Work House dormitory.

Ready to Work Aurora will open within the 4th quarter of 2018 as Aurora’s new residential community providing housing coupled with employment and program services for adults experiencing homelessness.   Ready to Work Aurora will have capacity for 50 individuals and will operate one social enterprise.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Work together with Ready to Work staff to help assess and identify behavioral health issues as early as possible.

Collaborate with Ready to Work case management to assist and help clients work on behavioral health issues.

Assist in creating and maintaining on-site recovery support services in our transitional living program.

Identify client barriers to employment and help clients access resources to eliminate them.

Research and identify referral opportunities for clients in need of behavioral health services.

Coordinate treatment planning to address mental health and substance use issues.

Provide crisis intervention for residents.

Maintain and update client data.

Participate in case conferences, staff meetings, and shift changes to promote communication between all staff involved with residents in program.

Provide input to case management team on trainee performance.

Work with outside providers that will be providing groups and activities in the building for residents

Monitor compliance with policies and procedures in resident handbook.

Promote and model the values and vision of Ready to Work in day-to-day work and in relationships with community partners and the public.

Perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education:  BA or equivalent work experience.

Experience:  6 months of human service experience or other relevant experience

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to work with little or no supervision.

Working knowledge of issues relevant to homelessness and legally mandated clients.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Knowledge of (or ability to learn) program policies and procedures.

Ability to verbally de-escalate situations, or the willingness to learn verbal de-escalation techniques.

Ability to work effectively with angry, argumentative, resistant, and possibly intoxicated clients in an understanding, consistent, and stable way.

Excellent judgment regarding client-related issues, including confidentiality, legal and emergency crisis situations.

Physical assessment and intervention skills, including basic first aid training and CPR training.

Cultural sensitivity, with the ability to work effectively with clients from diverse populations.

Ability to work well under stress.

Ability to work well with coworkers and the public.

CAC II or higher preferred.

Must have CPR certification (current or within three months of hiring).

Hours & Compensation:

This 40-hour/week position works a schedule that will be determined at the time of hire.

Reports to Ready to Work Aurora Executive Director.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to resumes@boulderbridgehouse.org.

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