Summary Position Descriptions
The Winter Nights program, a winter homeless shelter, is currently staffed for operations from mid October 2015, to early May, 2016. The Winter Nights program serves families with children. The shelter is housed on a rotating basis at faith congregations in Central Contra Costa County. Volunteers provide many hours of service to the program.
The paid staff positions listed below are currently filled.
Responsible for day to day operation of the Shelter and maintaining a safe and secure environment. Trains and supervises Site Supervisors. Plans and coordinates arrangements with volunteer congregations. Conducts orientation programs for volunteers. Conducts client screening interviews and approves referred individuals for participation in the program. Maintains records of operations, and conducts evaluations of operations and outcomes. Collaborates with the Case Manager to ensure optimum service to the clients. Reports to the Executive Director. Half time position. Duty hours generally in late afternoon and early evening. Experience in homeless or residential treatment programs necessary. BS degree in Social Work or related field preferred.
Supervises shelter operations during assigned hours. Ensures a clean, safe, and positive environment. Conducts house meetings on the evening shift as scheduled. Ensures that Client Participation Guidelines and all operational and safety procedures are followed. Orients volunteers and coordinates their activities on a daily basis. Reports to the Program Manager. Full and part time positions available to work evening or night hours. Demonstrated ability to manage shelter operations based on paid experience required. Academic work in Social Work or related field preferred.
Drives shelter van to provide transportation to clients to public transportation and to enable children to reach their schools. Organizes the route based on current site of the shelter and individual needs of clients. Arranges for service to the van as approved by the Program Manager. Reports to the Program Manager and collaborates with the Site Supervisors to ensure clients are served as appropriate. Must be available in early morning and late afternoon hours. Clean driving record required, and experience with homeless or residential treatment programs preferred.