Careers

JOB APPLICATION

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Submit your application to hr@life-house.org
You can also mail your application and any additional materials to:
Life House, Attn: Human Resources, 102 West 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802


The Loft On-site Youth Advocate

Position Type: Full-time non-exempt (hourly)
Schedule: 2 Positions Available
                 – Wednesday through Sunday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
                 – Wednesday through Sunday: 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Salary Range: $16.00 – $18.00 hourly, commensurate with experience
Benefits Package: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, PTO, holiday pay, and Retirement Plan
Reports to: The Loft Manager

SUMMARY:  Builds therapeutic relationships and provides intensive supervision of youth residing in Sol House and/or The Loft, in order to assist them in achieving housing stability, recovery from complex trauma, setting and reaching personal goals, family reunification and/or independent self-sufficiency.

Focus area duties and responsibilities – On-site Youth Advocate:

  • Provide supervision of program residents on-site at Sol House, at The Loft, at Life House and/or in the community to ensure the safety and well-being of
  • Maintain clear communication with program staff to facilitate consistent, appropriate responses to youth
  • Assist in household disputes and conflict resolution between residents in order to foster a safe, positive living
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed; respond to crisis situations following outlined procedures including proper notification, documentation, and programmatic follow
  • Monitor progress toward established goals and action steps outlined in the Independent Living Plan to assist youth to move toward stabilization, independent living, and self-sufficiency.
  • Maintain the daily routine, supervise chores, assist in meal planning and preparation, assist with light cleaning and other household tasks as
  • Ensure compliance with regulations per DHS license, including administration of medications, case note documentation, safety planning, room checks,
  • Ensure that program recordkeeping and reporting systems are accurately maintained; complete progress notes and program-related reporting as
  • Engage youth in positive peer relations, group building, recreational and leisure time activities and outings; with input from youth, Life House team members, and community partners develop and implement support groups and group
  • Utilize personal vehicle, in good working order, to transport clients to appointments as

For more information, please view the job description here.

To apply send your completed application (available above), cover letter, and resume.

Life House
Human Resources/ Loft Youth Advocate
102 W 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802

or Email HR@life-house.org

Housing Wellness Advocate

Position Type: Full-time; schedule includes weekend and evening hours
Salary Range: $16 – $17 hourly, commensurate with experience
Benefits Package: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, PTO, paid holidays, short-term disability, and retirement plan 
Reports to: Wellness Program Manager / Mental Health Professional

SUMMARY:  Reporting to the Wellness Program Manager, The Housing Wellness Advocate builds therapeutic relationships with youth, focusing with youth in the Life House Housing, Safe Harbor and transitional housing programs, enabling them to achieve and maintain stability and functioning when their abilities are impaired by the symptoms of mental illness, or at risk of losing significant functionality or being admitted to more restrictive setting without these services, and to address multiple complex needs and reduce barriers, including referrals to other Life House programs and/or community resources.

Focus area duties and responsibilities – Housing Wellness Advocate:

  • In conjunction with the Housing Case Managers and youth, develop a service plan to establish goals and action steps toward stabilization, independent living, and self-sufficiency; assist youth in identifying and accessing services necessary to reach wellness and housing goals. 
  • Offer weekly or bi-weekly wellness groups on site at each housing location. Topics may include, but not limited to, DBT skills, healthy relationships, and coping skills.
  • In conjunction with the Housing Case Managers, organize recreational activities such as community meals, movie and game night, and outings to sober activities.
  • Meet with youth weekly (more often when needed), to identify and de-escalate mental health concerns in order to avert crisis when possible, and connect youth to crisis services when necessary.
  • Monitor progress and /or barriers toward achieving positive health goals outlined in their Individualized Treatment Plan.
  • Provide effective health-focused support to youth including:
    • Identify and connect residents to the Life House Mental Health and Wellness team and to suitable community-based services as needed;
    • Advocate on behalf of youth to assure access to needed health services including public benefits;
    • Utilize personal vehicle, in good working order, to transport clients and attend appointments with youth as indicated;
    • Facilitate communication and coordination between care/service/support providers; and
    • Perform follow-ups assessing the quantity and quality of services provided.
      Attend and participate in trainings related to health and wellness; if applicable, maintain licensure.
  • Maintain timely communication with the Mental Health Professional, Housing Program Manager and Staff and collaborative partners through meetings and required documentation.
  • Facilitate weekly “Life of Pride” groups in the Youth Center; document attendance and participation.

For more information, please view the job description here.

To apply send your completed application (available above), cover letter, and resume by 4:30 pm on Friday June 18.

Life House
Human Resources/ Loft Youth Advocate
102 W 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Or
Email: HR@life-house.org

INTERNSHIPS

Interns must be at least entering their final year of an undergraduate in social work or human services and willing to make a commitment of at least 400 hours.

If you are interested in an internship with Life House, please contact Luke Morcomb at luke.morcomb@life-house.org.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, sex, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partnership or marital status, age, national origin/nationality, citizenship status or disability/handicap, veteran status or any other protected classification.

Life House is a drug free work environment.