DESC ENTRY LEVEL HIRING FAIR
Date: Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Location/Time: To be determined
Are you passionate about serving those who are most in need? Are you committed to working for your fellow citizens? Are you a believer in working towards creative and innovation solutions to society’s most vexing problems? If so, a Residential / Shelter Counselor position may be for you.
Most DESC housing residents live with challenges that would seem overwhelming or insurmountable to the average person: mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, HIV, physical or developmental disabilities, and extreme poverty. In most cases, they are not affected by just one of these conditions, but are multiply disabled and have long histories of homelessness or frequent failures in other low-income housing settings. To increase their opportunity for success, residents in each of our housing sites have access to 24-hour a day, 7 days a week supportive services. Our Residential / Shelter Counselor staff provide and support these services.
DESC invites you to apply today for a chance to attend our hiring fair! Qualified applicants who are invited to the hiring fair for an interview have the opportunity to receive a job offer on the spot. Minimum qualifications include:
- At least one year paid or volunteer experience in human services, preferably working with adults challenged by economic disadvantages, homelessness, mental illness and/or chemical dependency.
- Basic understanding of homelessness and various characteristics of homeless adult population; experience with the issues of mental illness and chemical dependency preferred.
- Available to start within two weeks of the date of the hiring fair.
- Be able to provide at least one reference or references from a years worth of work experience, from someone who can talk about your work in a supervisory capacity.