Temporary Motel Front Desk – Transition support

Website Champlain Housing Trust

Job Statement:
Temporary Full-time and Part-time positions available through 8/31/22, must be flexible to work primarily night and weekend hours.

The Front Desk works under the direction of the Hotel Operations and Special Projects Manager and in partnership with members of the Resident Services and CHT hotel teams, and other area social service agencies and providers to assist individuals who are experiencing homelessness. The Front Desk Associate will perform a variety of daily activities in support of guests and site operations. During COVID-19 this will involve providing services at a COVID-19 isolation site.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Process referrals and check in guests according to established procedures.
Availability for night and weekend hours a must.
Collaborate with Service Coordinators and partner agencies to assist in connecting guests with appropriate services to meet individual health, housing, and other social service needs.
Provide education to participants regarding safe hygiene and social distancing requirements to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Promote a safe environment on site by working with guests, on-site security, and law enforcement when appropriate.
Provide resources to help guests, residents, and tenants resolve social interaction challenges in consultation with the Resident Services Manager.
Perform timely and accurate data entry to track status of each assigned individual or household’s progress.
Moving site transition (moving furniture, making beds, setting up the office, testing TVs, helping guests move, etc.)
Other duties as assigned.
Work Atmosphere:

Champlain Housing Trust is a non-profit, member-based organization that serves a diverse population in northwest Vermont. The work entails significant self-motivation. Regular travel between sites will be required. Occasional travel to meetings and seminars may be required.

Job Qualifications
Experience in customer service or hospitality and/or education in Social Work, Psychology, or another Human Services or health care field or equivalent combination of education and experience are preferred
Previous experience working with high-risk populations is strongly preferred
Knowledge of area resources and programs available to low-income individuals, including transportation, health services, and housing is preferred
Ability to perform work with empathy, consideration, respect and professionalism under stressful circumstances is essential
High level of self-motivation required
Familiarity with confidentiality, HIPAA regulations and ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential, professional manner
Reliable transportation required
Nights and weekends required.
Competencies:
Exceptional professionalism, tact, confidentiality, customer service, active listening, communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills
Strong verbal de-escalation, analytical skills, efficiency, empathy, organization, initiative, time-management, and planning skills
Familiarity with computer systems, common software applications, and operation of office equipment
Ability to work effectively independently and as a collaborative member of a team
Physical and Mental abilities: This individual must have the physical and mental abilities to perform the essential job duties listed above. However, reasonable accommodation may be extended to help perform those duties. The job entails long periods of sitting at a desk. While performing the essential duties of this job this individual may have to use hands and fingers, walk, stand, reach, or lift up to 10 pounds.

Employer Rights and Disclaimers:

This job description is not a contract for employment. It is a list of duties and expectations. However, it should not be considered a complete list of expected duties. Duties may be added, dropped, or changed at any time.

The job qualifications may change at any time. Champlain Housing Trust may add, drop, or change any qualifications for the position in order to fit changes in the organization. This job description should not be interpreted as a complete list of job qualifications.

This document does not extend an offer for permanent or continuous employment. Champlain Housing Trust is an at-will employer.

To apply for this job please visit www.getahome.org.