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Guest Services Specialist Gss

Pine Street Inn

Guest Services Specialist Gss
Boston, MA Entry-Level Paid


Guest Services Specialist (GSS) 18-306 Department: Men's Inn Office: 444 Harrison Avenue Location: Boston, MA Position Type: Direct Care Hours/Shift: Overnight - Third Shift Employee Type:: Regular Full-time START YOUR APPLICATION REQ: 18-306 SCHEDULE: 40 hours, Tuesday - Saturday, 10:45 p.m. ? 7:15 a.m. JOB DESCRIPTION: The Guest Services Specialist (GSS) works from the Pine Street Inn policy and procedures developed to ensure a safe shelter environment for guests and staff. The Guest Services Specialist has a primary focus on the direct care of guests and, as such, responds to guests in a timely and professional manner based on the prioritization of guests? needs. The GSS assists with the development and implementation of a housing pathway by motivating guests to rapidly work on housing and connecting guests to appropriate resources. The Guest Services Specialists will also assist guests in connecting with substance abuse, mental health and medical resources when the shelter cannot safely accommodate a guests needs. The GSS is required to stay energized and focused even when demands are ambiguous and strenuous. The GSS is required to enter data into the Homeless Management Information (HMIS) system and to document reports in keeping with agency policy. The GSS is required to make sound decisions and appropriately seeks guidance from a supervisor. REQUIREMENTS: * High School diploma or GED * Valid MA driver?s license in good standing * Bilingual English/Spanish * Minimum of one (1) year of experience in the Human Services field * Ability to stand for long periods of time Ability to stretch, bend and lift up to (twenty-five) 25 lbs * Ability to assist guests up and down stairs, and in-and-out of wheelchairs * Ability to respond quickly to emergencies * Ability to respond safely, quickly, and calmly in emergencies and to emergency situations * Ability to use good judgement in stressful or emotionally charged situations * The sensitivity and patience to work with guests suffering from mental illness (many untreated), alcohol and other drug addiction and abuse * Ability to be resilient in difficult and ambiguous situations * Ability to handle multiple assignments * Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing * Ability to comprehend and apply Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Informed Care skills * Ability to communicate/speak (as well as to listen) in a non-judgmental manner * START YOUR APPLICATION