Installation - Maint - Repair
Nonprofit - Social Services
Program Details: Fresh Start housing and supportive service programs for adult men and women were developed to work with individuals with a history of homelessness, chemical dependency, and/or varying degrees of behavioral health issues. Fresh Start is currently operating 265 housing beds and supportive services in collaboration with the Philadelphia and Coatesville VA Medical Centers and the Philadelphia Office of Addiction Services (OAS). In addition, Fresh Start provides transitional and permanent "self-pay" housing options. In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Fresh Start also offers veterans' mobile care coordination, outreach, and advocacy services.
Position Details: This facility attendant position will be working with homeless Veterans on the men's floors of an emergency housing and supportive service program located in Philadelphia PA.
Monitor residents' behavior.
Helps ensure a safe, harassment free atmosphere in the housing facility.
Assists program management staff with safety checks to include fire drills.
Progress notation as directed by case manager supervisor. Discusses more difficult cases and concerns with program case manager or director.
Performs building checks for cleanliness and safety (this includes all rooms).
Assists veterans with financial benefit acquisition.
Assists veterans with permanent and clinically appropriate housing placements.
Incident reporting to include writing incident reports, reporting to immediately to supervisor, or program manager and following procedures as stated in Merakey policy 702.00.
Monitor veterans while they take their prescribed medication, report all medication monitoring issues to immediate supervisor and follows Merakey incident report policy 702.00.
Completes assigned trainings within mandated time frames.
Ensure the veterans on their floor are following the program schedule and attending their appointments.
Assists the food service staff to ensure veterans are following meal service schedules and accessing nutritious meals daily.
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations. We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.
At Merakey, we do not have to refer individuals out of our system for additional services, but rather we can design a system around that person. Merakey continues to be the safety net for people who otherwise could not afford care. In spite of financial challenges and dwindling resources, we continue to pursue excellence in all aspects of care and treatment. The work of Merakey is anchored in the firm belief that it is every individual’s right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment in their lives. Surrounding professional staff with the best in technology and supports, Merakey is a leader in the industry and remains committed to helping people...one individual at a time.
Our name, Merakey, is inspired by a modern Greek word, meaning to put something of yourself into your work, or to do something with soul, creativity or love. This concept illustrates the compassion and integrity that underscores everything we do. The inclusion of the word “key” in the name also positions the organization as a key to helping individuals and communities open doors to their future. At Merakey, we put our heart and soul into exceptional care and services.