YMCA of Greater Cleveland
  • 06-Feb-2018 to 28-Feb-2018 (CST)
  • Y-Haven Transitional Housing for Homeless Men
  • Cleveland, OH, USA
  • $11.00 - $12.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Paid Time Off, Free Membership to any YMCA of Greater Cleveland Branch

The YMCA of Greater Cleveland is a community based, charitable organization that embraces collaboration to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.  Join our Greater Cleveland YMCA team in living our cause and helping to provide quality, safe and healthy programs and services in our community. 

The Y-Haven Recovery Housing program provides residential and clinical support to men and women who are addicted to opiates and who may also be formerly incarcerated.  The Recovery Housing program provides a supportive and sober environment where men and women can work on their recovery, repair relationships, find steady work and permanent housing.   The Recovery Housing program is part of the Y-Haven program of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland.

Position: Resource Specialist  

Description: YMCA of Greater Cleveland has an immediate need for a Resource Specialist who will provide social support to the residents of Y-Haven Recovery Housing program and operational support to the program's Counselors and Director.  The Resource Specialist is responsible for sharing information and making referrals to community resources to meet resident needs. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain daily resident roster.
  • Establish and maintain a system to oversee client laundry, keys, supplies, equipment, etc.
  • Maintain inventory of program supplies and notify Director of Operations of supply needs.
  • Distribute resident mail daily.
  • Assist clients in application process for benefits, such as food stamp and Medicaid application process.
  • Share information and make referrals to community resources that meet client needs.
  • Develop relationships with community resources to facilitate successful referrals.
  • Conduct resident drug and alcohol screening and orientation.
  • Coordinate resident room assignments and conduct and document weekly room inspections.
  • Participate in monitoring client medication.
  • Assign client chores and monitor daily progress.
  • Establish and maintain a peer support program for clients.
  • Meet with each client on a monthly basis to review resident community participation and resource needs. Maintain documentation of these meetings in electronic medical record.



  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • CDCA (Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant) license, or above, required.
  • Minimum of two years' experience in mental health and/or chemical dependency environment.
  • Must have computer skills e.g. Word, Excel.
  • Extensive knowledge of issues affecting the reentry population and chemical dependency is necessary.
  • Ability to work independently and complete multiple tasks or projects in a timely manner.



About YMCA of Greater Cleveland: At the Y, our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.  That's why we offer an exceptional package that includes:

  • A free membership to your local YMCA and discount to YMCA programs including childcare (part-time positions do not receive discount on childcare).
  • Additional employee discounts at many places in and around town, just for being a YMCA of Greater Cleveland employee.
  • Eligible employees receive comprehensive Benefits Plan including Health, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan, Retirement 8% paid by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland and paid vacation.



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