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Family Day Center Lead

Jul 1, 2017
Mary's Place
Mary's Place
Seattle
Mary’s Place empowers homeless women, children, and families to reclaim their lives. We operate a women’s day center, a 24x7 family center, and six emergency family night shelters in Seattle. We serve hundreds of families–moms, dads, and children– providing a safe place for them to be inside and together at night, along with food, showers, clothing, and access to housing and employment resources.

We are seeking a responsible and energetic individual with a passion for serving families at our Mary’s Place Family Center in North Seattle. General responsibilities include coordinating and facilitating day time activities, providing basic care and crisis management, maintaining a set program schedule, serving as the decision-making staff in the absence of the supervisor, and providing acceptance and hope.

Key Responsibilities
 Work in partnership with Mary’s Place Day Services Coordinator and Supervisor to ensure optimal functioning of daytime programming at the Mary’s Place Family Center
 Facilitate an established daily schedule including activities, lunch, accepting donations, space transition and clean up
 Work directly with guests to provide crisis management and set appropriate limits as needed
 Support the coordination of the on-site Mary’s Place Empower U internship by corresponding with the Empower U Internship Coordinator and Day Services Coordinator about intern progress, performance, and concerns as well as provide interns with on-the-job feedback
 Serve as the decision-making staff and provide oversight for other team members in the absence of the supervisor
 Maintain a calm demeanor and model positive behavior
 Determine volunteer activities and develop positive relationship with volunteers by facilitating volunteer involvement and interaction
 Support staff to run the daily Mary’s Marketplace incentive store
 Communicate regularly with other staff members to ensure consistency
 Maintain client records and documentation
 Possess a working knowledge of outside agencies that provide in-kind and client services, provide resources and referrals to families as needed
 Assist in providing oversight for welcome desk and hygiene center
 Participate in regular staff meetings
 Embrace the Mary's Place mission of empowering homeless families to reclaim their lives and adhere to staff guidelines as outlined in the Employee Handbook

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