CAMBA's Respite Bed Program is a network of over 35 churches and synagogues who donate their time and space to serve homeless clients of The Gathering Place, CAMBA's Drop-In Center. Each site provides a safe bed and a warm dinner to between 6 and 20 guests nightly. This allows the guests to spend their days focused on overcoming homelessness, rather than on finding a place to sleep. Every site is run differently, but they have many things in common. All engage committed and compassionate volunteers; all provide a safe and friendly place for people in need; all serve nutritious and hot dinners; and all are secular despite being run out of houses of worship. CAMBA's Respite Bed Program staff work to ensure that this dedicated network has all the resources and support necessary to provide the nightly services. The staff team recruits, trains, places, schedules and supports volunteers; ensures that sites have necessary physical equipment and supplies (beds and linen); and coordinates daily with the drop-in center about client issues including transportation, screening, orientation and appropriate behavior. Additionally, CAMBA runs one respite site directly, overseeing all operations and supervising all volunteers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected, under close supervision, to:
(1) operate a variety of company vehicles to transport passengers such as clients, employees, and/or supplies and materials; (2) make repairs, paint, and perform other upkeep functions to maintain the organization's physical facilities, and clients' apartments; (3) load, unload, and carry furniture and supplies up stairs and move furniture and supplies as needed; (4) clean exterior grounds around building and dumpster; (5) fulfill security and/or courier/messenger or marketing tasks in addition to maintenance tasks; including the following:
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Sufficient education and technical expertise: to comprehend written and oral instructions (work orders); to accomplish maintenance tasks; and to document accomplished tasks.
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CAMBA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTD/TTY equipment via the New York State relay number 1-800-662-1220.