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Shelter Staff

Upper Valley Haven

The Haven serves people in the Upper Valley struggling with poverty by providing food, shelter, service coordination, education and other support. Its vision is to create a community where people find hope and discover possibility.

Community-founded and community-supported, the Upper Valley Haven:

  • Welcomes all who enter its doors as equals, respecting their dignity and accepting them without judgment;
  • Encourages those it serves to develop their own capacity for independence and self-sufficiency;
  • Seeks the support and participation of the community;
  • Is thrifty with its resources, generous in its hospitality and accountable to the individuals and organizations that support it.

 The Upper Valley Haven is seeking a per diem shelter staff to provide assistance to guests & maintain shelter operations.  Per diem shelter staff are accountable to ensuring the environment is safe, clean, and welcoming.  Qualified per diem shelter staff have education and life experience including demonstrating respect for and acceptance of people facing challenges in their lives.  They work well independently, and know how and when to ask for support.  They are able to interact effectively with diverse populations and work well in a crisis.  They have flexibility and adapt easily to constantly changing circumstances.  Must be available for second and third shift work.  Starting pay is $17.35 per hour with opportunities for professional growth. Upper Valley Haven is an EOE. Candidates with a BA in Human Services are preferred.  

Requirements:

Qualified shelter staff have education and life experience including demonstrating respect for and acceptance of people facing challenges in their lives.  They work well independently and know how and when to ask for support.  They are able to interact effectively with diverse populations.  They have flexibility and adapt easily to constantly changing circumstances.  They can also function well in a crisis situation.

A valid driver’s license is required as well as driving record as specified in the Haven Vehicle Use Policy (2020).

Responsibilities:

Shelter staff are key members of the Shelter Services Team.  They are responsible for the milieu of the shelters.  They create positive, supportive relationships with guests while ensuring guests are held accountable to practicing the four choices.  Shelter staff can effectively us the Choices model as a framework for assisting guests.  Shelter staff are also responsible for completing various shelter management activities that include, but are not limited to meal preparation, laundry, equipment management, preparation of rooms for guests, shoveling, etc.  They are responsible for documentation of events on their shift.  They are also responsible for greeting and assisting guests, donors, and volunteers on campus.  Shelter staff are accountable to ensuring the environment is safe, clean, and welcoming.

 

Shelter staff are part of an overall team of professionals in the shelter who work with the guests.  They are responsible for communicating with Service Coordinators and other staff. Per diem shelter staff are expected to attend a minimum of 6 team meetings per calendar year and regular clinical supervision as part of their professional development. Per diem shelter staff must be available a minimum of 50% of requested time to fill shelter shifts as needed. Shelter staff must abide by all policies and protocols of the Upper Valley Haven and support the mission and values of the Upper Valley Haven and represent those values in all their interactions with others.

Some use of Haven vehicles may occur for transporting guests (rare), guest’s belongings or food.

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter  to hr@uppervalleyhaven.org

Salary Range:

17.35 per hour

Job Location:

White River Junction, VT

Date Added: July 29, 2020

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