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Volunteer with Shalom House

Residential Mentor and Residential Assistant

Residential Mentor

Duties:

  • Provide clients with opportunities to learn and practice skills; encourage positive skills development.
  • Monitor clients’ day-to-day interactions.
  • Provide a clean and safe living environment, for clients.
  • Provide supervision to clients based on the appropriate level of supervision needed, as indicated by staff.
  • Empower clients to problem solve.
  • Transport clients to appointments.
  • Participate in implementation of services, activities, and/or skills training for group and individual work.
  • Maintain safety, confidentiality, and protection of clients.
  • Complete all documentation as required by program (i.e., incident reports)

MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrate a passion for the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas.
  • Must be willing to perform by the agency’s values: love, patience, kindness, faithfulness, self- control, and joy.
  • Must complete VIRTUS training, background screening, drug testing, and any ongoing training as required.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse environment.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, current vehicle insurance and a verified safe driving record. (Required if the person will be driving as part of their primary responsibilities).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, standing, bending and moving.
  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds
  • Must have physical ability to effectively communicate with others.
  • Must have the physical ability and appropriate licensure for driving.

 

Residential Assistant

Duties:

  • Provide clients with opportunities to learn and practice job skills and encourage positive social development with staff and residents.
  • Monitor clients’ day-to-day interactions.
  • Empower clients to problem solve.
  • Participate in implementation of services, activities, and/or skills training for group and individual work.
  • Maintain safety, confidentiality, and protection of clients.
  • Complete all documentation as required by program (i.e., incident reports)

MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 years of age, complete VIRTUS training, background screening, drug testing, and attend training.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse environment.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, current vehicle insurance and a verified safe driving record. (Required if the person will be driving as part of their primary responsibilities).
  • Demonstrate a passion for the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas.
  • Must be willing to perform by the agency’s values: love, patience, kindness, faithfulness, self- control, and joy.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, standing, bending and moving.
  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds
  • Must have physical ability to effectively communicate with others.
  • Must have the physical ability and appropriate licensure for driving. (if applicable)
Time Commitment:
1 shift per week with a 4 month commitment
Age Range:
Residential Mentor 21+/Residential Assistant 18+
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