Employment & Internships at Simpson Housing Services

Why work for Simpson?

Our Mission is to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. We believe that everybody has the right to safe and affordable housing; we strive to strive to create a collaborative community with the individuals we serve, within Simpson, and with the greater community; and we advocate against the injustices of society that cause homelessness and poverty. On a daily basis, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and dignity of every person and encourage people to draw upon their strengths and promote the power of self-advocacy.

Commitment to Diversity & Racial Justice:

Simpson Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. Diversity continues to be our primary focus in staffing and hiring, as it is important to us that our staff demographics be representative of the population demographics whom we serve. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, Black and Indigenous People/Person(s) of Color (BIPOC), persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

 

We are recruiting team members that will work to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness.
Our team has the following openings:

Adult Shelter Connect Advocate, On-Call
This position will work as part of a team to assist individuals to access and understand the single adult shelter system. Participant populations may include those with chemical use issues, criminal histories, trauma, grief, and/or mental health issues. Advocates must be knowledgeable about and able to respond effectively to the complexities of individual’s lives and the challenges and conditions associated with homelessness. This position is part of the Hennepin County Single Adult Shelter Collaborative which coordinates the Hennepin County Adult Shelter Connect. The Single Adult Shelter Collaborative includes the following agencies: Catholic Charities, Our Saviour’s, St. Stephens, Salvation Army, and Simpson Housing Services. This position provides assessment and placement into single adult shelters in Hennepin County. It is anticipated that the position will complete 24 assessments in an typical 8 hour work day.
Hours for these positions are sporadic and will include weekdays, weekends, evenings and holidays. See posting for shift hours.

Family Advocate, FT    Multiple positions open
This position provides case management services and crisis intervention to families experiencing long-term homelessness. This position works with families to improve the quality of individual lives, strengthen family functioning, and educate for more effective community living. This position is part of the supportive housing team at Simpson Housing Services. The goals of the team are to provide stable housing and effective support services to long-term homeless families.
Hours for these positions are Mondays through Fridays, 9-5pm 

Home Visiting Early Childhood Specialist – Professional, FT    
This position provides home visits and advocacy to families of young children in order to increase healthy parent-child interaction, promote child pro-social- emotional behavior, and advance pre-literacy skills. This position is part of the Family Housing Team at Simpson Housing Services. The goal of the team is to provide stable housing and effective support services to homeless families in transition. Working with the parents and family advocate, this position provides strength-based family support and parenting education to support the growth of parents’ capacities through evidence based curriculum, methods and practices.
Hours for this position are Mondays through Fridays, 9-5pm

Shelter Advocate, On-Call, Evenings ONLY
This position will provide a hospitable, safe, secure, clean, supportive, and affirming environment for single adult men or women in need of overnight shelter. This position will also provide advocacy, support, direction, resources and referrals to shelter guests, as needed. This position works on-site at the Overnight Emergency Shelter. The Overnight Emergency Shelter serves 44 single men and 22 single women each night. Participant populations may include those with chemical abuse issues, criminal histories (drug charges, prostitution, fraud, etc.), and/or mental health issues.
Hours for this position are sporadic, evenings (between 5pm and 12am) and will include weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

Shelter Advocate, Part-Time (20 hours per week), Evenings ONLY
This position will provide a hospitable, safe, secure, clean, supportive, and affirming environment for single adult men or women in need of overnight shelter. This position will also provide advocacy, support, direction, resources and referrals to shelter guests, as needed. This position works on-site at the Overnight Emergency Shelter. The Overnight Emergency Shelter serves 44 single men and 22 single women each night. Participant populations may include those with chemical abuse issues, criminal histories (drug charges, prostitution, fraud, etc.), and/or mental health issues.
Hours for this position are evenings (between 3pm and 12am) and will include weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

Weekend Custodian / Light Maintenance, PT
This position provides quality cleaning, laundry and other light maintenance duties at the Simpson Shelter. Tasks include but are not limited to picking up trash, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, using cleaning equipment, cleaning and stocking bathrooms, making sure building is secure, transporting donations or supplies and minor building maintenance or repairs.
Hours for this position are weekdays (Saturdays & Sundays) from 8:30-2:30pm. This is a 15-20 hours per week position; additional hours may be available.

Landlord Engagement Specialist, FT    
Filled as of 12/20/2019

 

Employee Benefits

Simpson Housing Services provides an excellent benefit package to all full-time employees, including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Discount Plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Health and Wellness tools
  • Paid Time Off (prorated for part-time staff)
  • Sick and Safe Time (for on-call staff)
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Simple IRA Retirement Plan with a 3% employer match
  • Voluntary Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Flex Benefits
  • 9 Paid Holidays

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Internship Opportunities

Business Administration & Accounting Internship
The Business Administration & Accounting Intern will by provide support to the Director of Business Operations, Accounting Manager and HR Department. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of business operations while working for a well-known community based nonprofit organization. Interns also assist with donors and visitors, general office duties such as photocopying, scanning, filing, faxing, etc. This position requires an organized and detail-oriented team player with excellent oral and written communication skills, strong relationship-building skills, and a commitment to social justice, racial equity, diversity and inclusion.
This position requires a minimum commitment of 8-12 hours per week; and will ideally work part-time during the Spring (January to May) with the potential to continue in the Summer (June through August). Also available for those looking for internship opportunities in the Summer of 2020.
STATUS: Recruiting for Spring 2020.

Human Resources Internship
The HR Intern will provide administrative support to the HR department and Administrative office. This internship will provide support in multiple HR functions such as staffing, benefits administration, employee relations, internal and external mailings, data entry, distribution of mail, developing and implementing training curriculums, etc. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of HR while working for a well-known community based nonprofit organization. Interns also assist with donors and visitors, general office duties such as photocopying, scanning, filing, faxing, etc. This position requires an organized and detail-oriented team player with excellent oral and written communication skills, strong relationship-building skills, and a commitment to social justice, racial equity, diversity and inclusion.
This position requires a minimum commitment of 8-12 hours per week; and will ideally work part-time during the Spring (January to May) with the potential to continue in the Summer (June through August). Also available for those looking for internship opportunities in the Summer of 2020.
STATUS: Recruiting for Spring 2020.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Simpson Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer. Simpson Housing Services prohibits the harassment of any employee or job applicant because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, and familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, genetic information, or disability. Likewise, Simpson Housing Services complies with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies or agencies thereof, specifically Minnesota Statutes Chapter 363A.36-.37.

Simpson Housing Services prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, gender identity and expression, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law.

SHS Affirmative Action Plan 2018/2019

As of 6/21/2017, Simpson Housing Services participates in E-Verification of ALL newly hired employees.