Respite Program Coordinator job Santa Maria California
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Respite Program Coordinator Job

Employer Name: Good Samaritan Shelter SpiderID: 11093983
Location: Santa Maria, California Date Posted: 8/10/2021
Wage: Category: Nurses/Nurses Aids
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
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Location: Santa Maria, CA

Employment Type: Full Time

Department/Program: Santa Maria Homeless Shelter


Reporting to the Director of Shelter Services, the Respite Coordinator/Case Manager is responsible for facilitating and managing a program providing short-term, residential, post-medical care for homeless persons who are not ill enough to remain hospitalized, but who are too frail to be homeless. This position handles all Respite Program functions by marketing the program; and conducting outreach to hospitals and other appropriate sources to obtain referrals. The Coordinator also conducts screenings and manages and referrals and applications; conducts intakes; ensures that respite clients receive appropriate assessment; treatment plans and case management services to enable them to move towards the levels of independent living they are able to achieve.


Responsible for:
1.Promoting Community Awareness of the program to potential referral sources by describing its services and successes;

2.Conducting outreach to potential referrals sources to obtain clients for Respite Program and achieving and maintaining appropriate utilization goals;

3.Ensuring that potential clients are screened;

5.Conducting intakes;

6.Assessing client and identifying service needs;

7.Ensuring that clients have appropriate articles needed upon entry into the program (such as linen, towels needs upon entering the Respite Program;

8.Ensuring that service plans appropriately identify client needs and identifies the levels of health and independence the client can achieve;

9.Provide client service needs through case management and referrals services;

10.Provide other assistance to clients as needed;

11.Developing and maintaining client medical and case management reports in compliance with confidentiality and HIPAA requirements;

12.Preparing program reports as required; and

13.Performing other duties as assigned.



1. Generalized background with broad knowledge of residential care for persons with chronic illness;

2. Knowledge of behavioral health practices and procedures; psychosocial rehabilitation; psycho-education; chemical dependency, motivational enhancement strategies; assessment, crisis intervention, process facilitation and supportive counseling and case management activities.

3. Must be able to learn the Multicultural Relational Approach and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) models.

4. Must have excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills;

5. Knowledge of proven marketing and program outreach techniques;

6. Knowledge of Central Coast hospitals and other potential referrals sources.

7. Experience working with multiple types of service programs.

8. Exhibit good judgment, practical day-to-day experience working with a diverse group of people, and hardworking.

9. Extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Creativity and latitude.

10. Strong written and verbal skills, organizational excellence, and team-oriented.

11. Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity.

12. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Education and Experience Requirement(s)
Bachelors degree in behavioral health or related field; and at least one year of supervisory experience; or an appropriate equivalent of the above requirements. Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse

Ability to work independently and within a team environment and exercise mature judgment

Must have good computer skills and strong written and verbal communication skills

Must pass a background check, and must have a valid driverís license and clean driving record. Must pass a pre-employment drug screening according to federal guidelines.

CPR/First Aid certification (on-site training) and TB Testing

Working Conditions
General residential environment; Extensive field work is necessary; and must be able to respond to calls.

Certifications & Licenses Required/Preferred
Valid California drivers License is required with a good motor vehicle record. RN or LVN.

Good Samaritan Shelter is a non-profit, community-based organization and depends on every staff member doing what needs to be done to serve the community and clients. On occasion, you may be asked required to perform job duties outside of your normal assignments on a as-needed basis.

Full time benefits to include: Paid time off, Health/Dental/Vision/Life insurance, paid holidays and matching 401K retirement plan.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 1
Education Required: Other
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Casual Dress, Other Benefits

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Annette Cronan Company Type: Other
Company: Good Samaritan Shelter
City: Santa Maria
State: California
Zip: 93455
Web Site:

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