Family Shelter Support: Daytime and Overnight
Date Posted/Updated: 05/08/2023
No. of Positions: Part-time Overnight – includes asleep hours; Part-time Evenings & Weekends
If you’re looking for an opportunity to do meaningful work in your community, join the passionate, community minded team at the Committee on Temporary Shelter! We are currently looking for individuals interested in working with our Family Shelters to support families with accessing resources and meeting basic needs. Our Family Shelters provide a safe and welcoming environment for families that are without a place to call home or in a transitional phase.
The family shelters are staffed 24/7. We can house approximately 15 families between our two facilities. The primary responsibility of our Family Shelter Support team members is to ensure that parents and children are in an environment which promotes safety and well-being. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Welcoming and orienting families to the shelter
- Support families with meeting the requirements and expectations of shelter programs, including establishing a trusting relationship with parents and children
- Assist families with accessing resources to meet their basic needs, such as hygiene products, food, diapers, etc.
- Facilitate safe social engagement opportunities for families and children
- Maintain the day-to-day upkeep of the shelter facilities
- Connect families with community agencies to ensure access to comprehensive community support services
- Assist parents with ensuring children have necessary resources and access to school and child care programs
- Assist parents as needed by engaging and playing with children while parents attend necessary meetings, take phone calls, etc. in the pursuit of support services
- Maintain an up to date knowledge of community resources and agencies to facilitate guest access to community support and services
The Education and Experience requirements for this position are:
- Minimum of HS degree or equivalent required; BSW or BA in a related field a plus
- At least one year of related experience required; a combination of coursework and experience will also be considered
- Ability to work with individuals with mental health, medical, substance abuse and employment issues required
- Prior experience with individuals experiencing homelessness and crisis intervention, as well as knowledge of resources and services for individuals and families is a plus
- Prior experience working with children is preferred
All positions at COTS require a commitment to our mission: Advocating for long-term solutions to end homelessness and provide emergency shelter, services, and long-term housing for Vermonters who are experiencing homelessness or are marginally housed. Full-time positions qualify for benefits through COTS, part time positions may qualify for limited benefits. Shelter Support roles start at $19.00/hour for per diem; $20.00/hour for regular part-time and full-time team members.
To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
We are a team of passionate individuals who believe in the value and dignity of every human life. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and welcome all. Join us on our mission to end homelessness!
We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.