Safety Associate II
Denver, CO, USA
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
The mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of those it serves.
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks aSafety Associate IIto ensure the safety of clients, staff, vendors, volunteers, and other visitors of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless at assigned locations. This position assists in the oversight of Safety Associate I's in the absence of the Safety Associate III and/or Safety Manager.
The safety function at the Coalition is not an extension of a law enforcement agency and should not act as such. While cooperation with such agencies is encouraged, Coalition safety associates are not empowered to detain persons unless an illegal act has occurred on Coalition property. The safety function is not a transportation/escort service for other agencies and safety staff should not use Coalition vehicles for such transportation. This position is located at 2100 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80205, and reports to the Safety Manager.
In addition to the unique challenges and extraordinary rewards of our work, eligible Coalition employees enjoy a rich benefits package, including:
Health insurance coverage on the first day of employment: full-time employees contribute only 1% of their earnings for their own health coverage and no more than 4% of their earnings for coverage of eligible dependents. We're proud to offer same- and opposite-sex domestic partner coverage;
Dental, vision, and flexible spending/dependent care/public transit accounts;
Free basic life insurance and long-term disability coverage;
Dollar-for-dollar retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of earnings;
Extensive paid time-off, including 8 holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and three weeks of vacation for new full-time employees in their first full year.
Essential Job Functions
Assists in the oversight of Safety Associate I's in the absence of the Safety Associate III and/or Safety Manager.
Assists Safety Associate III and Safety Manager in providing training to staff on safety issues, along with the proper use of alarm and emergency systems and the location and appropriate use of the "panic" button.
Continually inspects Coalition assigned sites to promote a safe environment.
Assists other Coalition staff in assessing potentially dangerous situations; intervenes to prevent situations from escalating into violence.
Escorts employees as needed to ensure staff protection.
Monitors compliance with safety procedures.
Assists staff in crises that may require physical interventions.
Contacts and assists law enforcement agencies and emergency health care personnel as requested or required.
Completes occurrence reports for every event in which physical activity is taken in response to a consumer or staff situation.
Maintains a work environment that is marked by respect for others, that values inclusiveness, builds workforce diversity, and that fosters cooperation and teamwork.
Participates in and demonstrates ongoing understanding/integration of all relevant training.
- Maintains current and complete COVID-19 vaccination(s), as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Employee must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of self or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school diploma or equivalent required, Associates Degree preferred.
Must possess the ability to communicate and interact positively with others who are in a time of need.
Experience in utilizing De-escalation Techniques to remain calm and appropriately respond to potential crises.
Extensive experience working with the homeless population or in a Human Services field as a Case Manager, outreach worker, or equivalent position preferred.
Experience working in a high-volume environment preferred.
Gain/Maintain CPR/First Aid Certification within 90 days of employment.
Experience as an EMT, Firefighter, or First Responder preferred.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
WHERE A CANDIDATE IS PLACED IN THE COMPENSATION RANGE DEPENDS ON TOTAL RELEVANT YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is committed to delivering services, making employment-related decisions, selecting volunteers, and selecting vendors without regard to age over 40, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, military status, or any other applicable status protected by law.
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