Team oriented work enviorment. Spiritual care within staff as well as CLDP.
Chaplain Volunteer (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 9, 2016
This work environment is very unique. This work place locates down town Skid Row LA. I serve the Homeless as a volunteer chaplain 10 hours each week. My main job role is pastoral care to provide spiritual and emotional care through 1:1 counseling, teaching (12 steps) and preaching. I have learned that spiritual care starts with attentive listening and authentic relationship. I also learned that it is crucial to build up peaceful community as empowering and teaching those who are the vulnerable and addicted as routine daily life. The hardest part of the job is to watch the addicted fail and have to support their healings as a chaplain. The most enjoyable part of the job is that there are some people who are set free from the bondage of addicts. It is also enjoyable to have a great chaplain teams through fellowship and staff meeting.
Employment and Business Specialist (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 1, 2016
Patience, Case Management,Employment and Business Advisor. Co-workers are amazing. There is much to learn about homelessness on Skid Row. Remember, you must have great peoples skills and be an ambassador for everyone
Intake Coordinator/Dorm Attendant (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – July 13, 2016
The URM is a place of love and people helping people. Helping the homeless and people that are less fortunate than you (many are the same as you with life set-backs). Helping people and seeing how your help and your listening can help others to do better for themselves is a great gift. Great co-workers, no job to hard.
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – February 27, 2014
My last experience is as a Program Coordinator. Before taking this position I worked in the Food Service dept. in which I was already knowlegeable about there procedures. When I worked in the dept I was a line server and dishwasher. I was a all around utility person as well. I enjoyed the prep work of helping prepare15 to 18 hundred plates of food a day. I had the the chance to stay in the dept with a managing position. I held the operating supervisor position before. But I want to deepen my ministry involvement. So i took the Program Coordinators position. I love to cook and prepare foods.
VOLUNTEER (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – October 29, 2014
It was an enjoyable day at the Union Rescue Mission being able to give back and seeing families and people in need getting the proper meals they are receiving were amazing to see and know that you were able to feed a child and adult in desperate help was an outstanding feeling. I would advise at lease one to try it once.
Poor organization and communication. Management has little idea, if any, what they are doing. They care little for their employees and even less for the homeless. They are in it for the numbers to acquire their government funding and donations.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – March 18, 2013
This is volunteer work. They are doing a great thing for the community in the name of Christ.I went there with a youth ministry and I highly recommend it to take a trip over there and see what Union is doing for Los Angeles.
Lead Case Manager/Housing Advocate (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 25, 2013
The Gateway Lead Case Manager is responsible for the daily management of one of Union Rescue Missions transitional housing facilities for homeless women and men with mental illness and/or other special needs. This position works as part of an interdisciplinary direct service team, providing supportive services to residents that will assist them in the stabilization and maintenance of housing. The Gateway Lead Case Manager is the accessible point-of-contact for residents, staff, and volunteers, and must be skilled at problem-solving resident issues, crisis situations, and facility emergencies. The Gateway Lead Case Manager plays a key role in creating a safe and home-like environment for residents that promotes community and well-being. This position will work collaboratively with other staff members to plan and execute life skills and community activities. Additionally, this position will supervise other Gateway Case Manager staff as assigned and report directly to the Guest Hospitality Supervisor.
being able to interact with all ages to end their homelessness