Job Opportunity –  Cold Weather Shelter Overnight Staff 

Published October 7, 2017

Job Description

The Cold Weather Shelter overnight staff person will provide the sense and physical presence of a secure environment for the shelter guests and volunteers during the overnight hours from 11pm to 7am.

Cold Weather Shelter Overnight Staff will perform the following duties:

  • Work in cooperation with the shelter manager and the case manager to provide consistency for the shelter guests.
  • Maintaining order and safety in the shelter overnight.
  • Seek to prevent violence, excessive noise and other infractions of rules.
  • Regularly patrol the sleeping areas and rest rooms.
  • Make sure all door areas are closed securely.
  • Control access to the shelter overnight.
  • Write incident reports deliver them to the shelter resident
  • Write a daily shift report email.
  • Remain awake through the night while overnight volunteer sleeps.
  • During overnight hours, complete assigned tasks such as data entry and organization of non-sleeping shelter areas.
  • Make sure all guests leave the shelter by 7 AM daily.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and shelter coordinator meetings for 2 hours each Thursday beginning at 4pm.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • HS Education required. Experience working with clients with complex issues of homelessness preferred.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with volunteers, shelter residents and other community members.
  • Ability to make decisions in high pressure situations.
  • Ability to use PC and MS office preferred.
  • Shift is Fri-Sat from 11pm to 7am, 2 hours of meetings on Thursday beginning at 4pm-18 hours weekly.
  • Flexibility to cover for another shelter staff person as needed.
  • $12/hour to start

To apply send a resume and cover letter to

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