Light Of Life Rescue Mission
  • 04-Nov-2019 to 03-Jan-2020 (EST)
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Part-time or Full-time

-- Full-time and Part-time --

Since 1952, Light of Life Rescue Mission has been a safe refuge for homeless and hurting people in the Pittsburgh area. We are seeking a full-time and a part-time Women and Children's Outreach Specialist. Working collaboratively with other organizations, these positions reach out to homeless women, as well as women and children who need care for immediate needs. These individuals will build relationships with Light of Life's Northside  neighbors by listening to their concerns related to the street homeless and addressing them. 

We recently broke ground on a new site, opening in the fall of 2020, in order to better serve those in need. If this ministry opportunity connects with you, please read the qualifications below.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides case management for women who are homeless.
  • Creates service plans for women to help with immediate needs as well as long-term plans.
  • Walks alongside women in order to build relationships and encourage them to enter Light of Life's program.
  • Works with and trains volunteers for all aspects of women's ministry.
  • Creates partnerships with other social service agencies.
  • Gathers and records data for qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Due to the interface with the clients, all jobs at Light of Life require employees to:

  • Walk alongside clients as a disciple of Christ and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them through actions and words.
  • Establish mutual trust and create a safe, authentic environment so that the clients continue to mature in Christ.
  • Serve the clients in a Christ-like manner and practice a self-evaluative lifestyle.
  • Resolve all issues in ways that promote the principles of Light of Life while following the processes described in the LOL staff manual.
  • Exhibit love for Jesus Christ, the staff, and the clients.
  • Study the Christian Bible and apply the knowledge received/revealed to job duties and clients' specific issues.
  • Help the clients make choices that are justifiably in their eternal best interest.
  • Practice Christ Like stewardship of all resources.
  • Model personal responsibility, accountability, timely reporting and a self-evaluative lifestyle.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to establish trust and build rapport quickly
  • Comfortable relating to diverse people and personalities, particularly people in addiction and/or homelessness
  • High level of self-awareness, humility, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence
  • Sincerely shares the love of God
  • Manages various tasks simultaneously
  • Works well in a team
  • Practices Christian hospitality

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in social work or related field
  • 2-3 years counseling/case management experience preferred
  • CPR/First Aid Certification preferred
  • Previous experience working in human services
  • Knowledge of drug and alcohol addiction and mental illness

Light of Life offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time positions that includes
medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. After 6 months of employment, all staff are eligible for Light of Life's retirement plan, which includes an employer match.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter with their resume.

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