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Volunteer Opportunity

Men's House Coordinator, Lexington Rescue Mission, Lexington, Kentucky

Organization: Lexington Rescue Mission
Contact Name: Alexandra Herbert
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: P.O. Box 1050
Lexington, Kentucky  40588  
United States
Great For: Great for Christians
Service Area(s): Social Services, Men's Ministry, Indirectly Serving People, Event Planning, Discipleship / Spiritual Formation, Counseling / Addiction / Recovery, Colleges and Universities, Business, Administrative / Office Work
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One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


City Vision Internships is a Christian one-year, multi-year or summer internship program based on the AmeriCorps model. Interns serve at one of over 40 positions across the USA and Canada. In the past 10 years, we have placed over 500 full-time interns and 68,000+ volunteers in hundreds of Christian ministries. Job Description: Responsibilities:
  • Review eligible applicants, participate on intake screening team and make recommendations for admission.
  • Weekly or monthly (alternate with another intern) overnight House Supervision.
  • To be able to conduct In-Takes of new clients.
  • Ensures that all clients are present for curfew and conducts bed checks after curfew.
  • Each week Logs Guest Status: Bed Number, Name, Entry Fee status, Weekly Fee status, Fee status, House Meeting Attended status, Recovery Meetings attended status, and Church attended status.
  • Conducts and records weekly client?s fee and deposits weekly fees in the House safe.
  • Distributes and logs controlled medications.
  • To be able to conduct drug and breathalyzer test. Judiciously administers use of dismissal if a guest is positive for drugs or alcohol.
  • Sort incoming and forwarding client?s mail.
  • Schedules client?s chores.
  • Ensures that the House?s laundry (not the guest?s personal laundry) is washed, dried and put away.
  • Ensures that all quests comply with the Translational Living facilities? Guidelines.
  • Nurture a safe, secure, clean, sober, and substance-free environment that will be reassuring to clients.
  • Appropriately and calmly addresses emergency situations that may arise within the House by promptly summoning the police, fire department, or ambulance.
  • Provides Incident Reports covering all significant problems or conflicts.
  • Model healthy Christian discipleship through living at the Transitional Living House with personal integrity, appropriate expectations and boundaries of one?s self, growing relationship with Christ, and emotional maturity.
  • Attend and participate in staff, division and transitional living team meetings.
  • Participate (the announcement part) in weekly house meetings with residents in cooperation with staff.
  • Work with the Restorative Services Resident Care Team to hold guests accountable to their responsibilities and transition plan. Record activity and progress appropriately within the computer database. Maintain and uphold all confidentiality standards.
  • Communicate household needs to Restorative Services Resident Care Team. Assist in the acquisition and distribution of supplies.
  • Provide a welcoming environment for mentors, volunteers and community involvement in the house.
  • Offer administrative support in areas of transportation, minor maintenance work.
  • The possibility of assisting in the execution of events, small groups, programs, tours, volunteer training, fundraising and staff development. Personal Qualifications:
  • A maturing Christian faith, participation in an evangelical Church, actively growing in connection with Christ.
  • Responsible, trustworthy, compassionate and assertive to support people with varying physical, mental, spiritual, emotional and social and addictive behavioral challenges.
  • Good emotional health, teachable & responsive attitude, flexible & encouraging team player.
  • Free from substance abuse and addiction for at least 5 years. (If less than 5 years applicant will be considered on a case by case basis). Experience, Skills & Abilities:
  • Experience in homeless shelter, or recovery community, or transitional living program preferred.
  • Basic computer skills including internet, word processing, email & database record keeping.
  • Strong relational and communication skills including conflict resolution, de-escalation, confrontation, accountability, crisis intervention and active listening.
  • Sensitive to the unique needs of diverse populations. 
  • Benefits: For Interns without a Bachelors Degree: One Year Work Study Internship
  • Provides a work study internship with free tuition in City Vision College for a full year paid by hosting ministry.
  • Online courses providing accredited degrees in Nonprofit Management, Addiction Studies, Urban Mission, and Business Administration.
  • Any Pell grant or other federal financial aid paid as cash payment to student (up to $5,645).
  • Expectation is typically 29 hours of volunteer work with 16 hours of class work per week (45 hours total).
  • For Interns with a Bachelors Degree: One Year Paid Internship or Two-Year Community Graduate Fellowship One Year Paid Internship
  • Volunteer Interns paid a living stipend from $200-$600/month (depending on site).
  • Expectation is typically 40 hours of volunteer work per week.
  • Housing is provided by hosting ministry (or a cash equivalent stipend).
  • Two-Year Community Graduate Fellowship
  • Full Scholarship for a Master?s in Technology & Social Entrepreneurship through City Vision University (worth over $18,000; does not include graduation fees or optional travel fees)
  • Two years of supervised nonprofit or ministry experience interning 35 hours/week.
  • Bachelor's degree required to apply. (more)
  • Requirements
  • At least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Must be a Christian
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen, U.S. or Canadian national or lawful permanent resident alien, or have a valid student or work visa
  • Able to make at least a one year (or summer) commitment (may be extended by mutual agreement)
  • Able to financially live on just free housing (and stipend if you opt for the One Year Paid Internship) and any outside income sources you have.
  • Able to relocate to a location of a ministry site (unless a site exists at your current location)
  • For more information, go to cityvisioninternships.org.
Initially Posted: 09/19/2017
Last Updated: 04/15/2018

(this opportunity is not scheduled for a specific date)