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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

SINGLE ADULT SHELTER STAFF

COTS is currently recruiting for dynamic, organized individuals who are committed to our mission in our emergency Single Adult Shelter, a 36-bed shelter for men and women, ages 18 and older located in Burlington.  The Waystation operates 7 nights a week from 5pm to 8am, 365 days a year.

The primary responsibilities of Shelter Staff are to assure the safety and well being of persons and property in the Shelter; to support shelter residents in their search for permanent housing; to sign in and orient residents to shelter life; and to enforce the applicable rules and policies.  Shelter Staff maintain a safe and supportive environment while building trusting relationships with individuals experiencing homelessness.

Qualified candidates will have the willingness and flexibility to work evening, overnight and weekend shifts.  The ability to work independently and as well as part of a committed team is necessary.  Strong communication, sense of fairness and human dignity, crisis management skills, and a commitment to the COTS mission are a must.  Experience working in homeless direct service preferred.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@cotsonline.org. Please, no phone calls; electronic applications preferred.  EOE

SINGLE ADULT SHELTER SUBSTITUTE STAFF

COTS is currently recruiting for dynamic, organized individuals who are committed to our mission and are available to work on an on-call, part time basis as substitute staff in our emergency Single Adult Shelter, helping to cover gaps in schedules and staff vacations.  The shelter hours are nightly 6 PM to 8 AM, the ability to work midnight to 8 AM shifts required!

The primary responsibilities of Shelter Staff are to assure the safety and well being of persons and property in the Shelter; to support shelter residents in their search for permanent housing; to sign in and orient residents to shelter life; and to enforce the applicable rules and policies.  Shelter Staff maintain a safe and supportive environment while building trusting relationships with individuals experiencing homelessness.

Qualified candidates will have the willingness and flexibility to work overnight and weekend shifts.  The ability to work independently and as well as part of a committed team is necessary.  Strong communication, sense of fairness and human dignity, crisis management skills, and a commitment to the COTS mission are a must.  Experience working in homeless direct service preferred.

This is a part-time position, as needed, without benefits. Submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@cotsonline.org. Please, no phone calls; electronic applications preferred.  EOE

HOUSING NAVIGATOR

The Housing Navigator works directly with COTS clients who are without homes or at imminent risk of becoming homeless to assist them in transitioning to stable housing.  Responsibilities include direct assistance with completing housing and subsidy applications; addressing credit challenges, connecting families/individuals to any available resources that will expedite or stabilize housing.

BSW or BA in a related field required, plus three to five years of relevant experience. Master’s Degree preferred. Previous experience with homeless families/individuals preferred, as well as knowledge of federal and state housing subsidy programs.

This is a full time position with benefits.  Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@cotsonline.org.

EOE

FAMILY SHELTER STAFF

The primary responsibilities of Shelter Staff are to assure the safety and well being of persons and property in the Shelter; to support shelter residents in their search for permanent housing; to sign in and orient residents to shelter life; and to enforce the applicable expectations and policies.  Shelter Staff maintain a safe and supportive environment while building trusting relationships with individuals experiencing homelessness.

Bachelors in Social Work or commensurate experience working in homeless direct service preferred. The ability to work independently as well as part of a committed team is necessary.  Strong communication, sense of fairness and human dignity, and crisis management skills are a must. Because our shelters are open 24 hours, ability to work overnight and weekend shifts required. 

This is a full-time (30 hrs/week or more) position with benefits.  Submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@cotsonline.org.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

COTS is an equal opportunity employer.

CANAL STREET PROGRAM COORDINATOR AND CASE MANAGER

COTS is seeking an experienced and dynamic professional to provide Case Management services to Veterans who are living in COTS Canal Street Veteran’s transitional housing as they work toward securing stable housing.  This may include both single adult veterans and families with an adult veteran.  The Case Manager will provide a full range of direct services to Veteran clients while working as a team within COTS’ programs, Veterans Administration and community partners.  This position is also the primary point of contact and representation for the Canal Street Veteran’s program.

MSW or MA in a related discipline preferred plus 3-5 years of relevant work experience required. Willingness to learn and work with Veterans with mental health, medical, substance abuse, educational and employment issues required.  Good written and verbal communication also required.  Previous experience working with Veterans, homeless population, residential programming, crisis intervention and housing are desirable.

This is a full time position with benefits.  Canal Street Veteran’s Housing and this position are based in Winooski, VT, with occasional travel to Burlington, VT, for meetings required.  To receive best consideration, submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@cotsonline.org. Learn more about COTS at http://www.cotsonline.org.  EOE

FAMILY SHELTER SUBSTITUTE STAFF

COTS Family Shelter is seeking shelter substitutes to help cover staff time off including holidays and last minute absences. COTS Family Shelter has two locations in Burlington that are open 24 hours and house up to 15 families at a time.

The primary responsibilities of Shelter Staff are to ensure the safety and well-being of persons and property in the shelter; to support shelter residents in their search for permanent housing; to introduce and orient residents to shelter life; and to enforce the applicable expectations and policies.  Shelter Staff maintain a safe and supportive environment while building trusting relationships with individuals experiencing homelessness.

Qualified candidates will have the willingness and flexibility to work overnight and weekend shifts.  The ability to work independently as well as part of a committed team is necessary.  Strong communication skills, sense of fairness and human dignity, crisis management skills, and a commitment to the COTS mission are a must.  Experience working in homeless direct service preferred.

These positions are part-time, as needed, without benefits. Submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@cotsonline.org. Please, no phone calls; electronic applications preferred.

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Due to pending relocation we will not be able to offer internships for Spring 2017.

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