Why Work For Simpson?
Our Mission is to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. We believe that everybody has the right to safe and affordable housing; we strive to strive to create a collaborative community with the individuals we serve, within Simpson, and with the greater community; and we advocate against the injustices of society that cause homelessness and poverty. On a daily basis, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and dignity of every person and encourage people to draw upon their strengths and promote the power of self-advocacy.
Simpson Housing Services began as an emergency overnight shelter in the basement of Simpson United Methodist Church in 1982. Simpson has since become a leading nonprofit providing assistance to people experiencing homelessness. In response to un-met community needs, our programs have grown to include emergency shelter, single adult supportive housing, and family supportive housing. We work across the metro area, partnering with landlords and developers to find affordable housing for all families and individuals. At any given time, we provide supportive services to 100 individuals and 200 families with over 400 children.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & RACIAL JUSTICE
Simpson Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to the principles of diversity. Diversity continues to be our primary focus in staffing and hiring, as it is important to us that our staff demographics be representative of the population demographics whom we serve. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.
How Can You Contribute?
This position provides quality cleaning, laundry and other light maintenance duties at the Simpson Shelter. Tasks include but are not limited to picking up trash, sweeping, mopping, snow removal, landscaping, vacuuming, using cleaning equipment, cleaning and stocking bathrooms, making sure building is secure, transporting donations or supplies and minor building maintenance or repairs.
One Position Open
This is a part-time, 24-29 hours per week position.
Hours for this position are: Tuesdays to Saturdays; 9-2pm each day
Provide quality cleaning and maintenance of the Shelter property:
- Collect and discard trash and recycling throughout shelter.
- Mop and/or sweep all floors.
- Daily washing, drying, and putting away of laundry.
- General cleaning throughout shelter area.
- Cleaning and sanitizing of restroom/shower areas and large kitchen.
- Removing and replacement of sleeping mats in shelter, daily.
- Weekly cleaning of offices throughout the building.
- Light maintenance when needed at any location.
Provide assistance with additional maintenance tasks:
- Conduct light maintenance at shelter and Bell House including installing air conditioners, changing light bulbs, etc.
- Complete recycling tasks if needed.
- Transport donations between locations and to outside agencies if needed.
- Complete other duties as assigned
Demonstrate essential knowledge, abilities and skills:
- Ability to work very well independently, with excellent skills in teamwork and collaboration.
- Ability to take work direction.
- Ability to work as a team and collaborate with others.
- Ability to be flexible and manage time.
- Ability to communicate effectively, positively and professionally with others.
- Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Adhere to a standard framework of boundaries in all interactions.
- High school diploma or GED.
- Good verbal communication skills.
- Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Must be dependable and hard-working.
- Must be in good health to perform various degrees of manual labor.
- Must have reliable transportation to get to and from work.
- Driver’s license and good driving record preferred.
- Knowledge or experience with maintenance is preferred.
Essential Mental Functions
To interpret policies and guidelines, employee must draw on analytical abilities.
Essential Physical Functions
The employee must be able to hear and speak, in order to communicate with staff and participants in person, on the telephone and in writing. Employee must be able to move about the shelter location. Employee must be able to lift 40 pounds.
Percentage time spent away from main office/location:
Time inside: 85%, Time outside: 15%, Agency travel time required: 5%
Percentage time spent in direct care: 0%
Type of guidance and supervision received: Will participate in supervision meetings.