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Weekend Shelter Staff

Reports To: Shelter Manager

Department: Program

Worksite Base: Shelter

Status: Non-Exempt; Part-time

Schedule: Sat. & Sun., 2:30 – 11:00 pm

Job Purpose: Shelter Staff provides client centered consultation and community support to clients at the Transitional Shelter.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Meets with the Shelter Manager at least monthly for supervision.
  • Upholds Home of the Sparrow Rules, as defined by the Shelter Rules and Philosophy document.
  • Follows emergency procedures as needed.
  • Relates positively to the community, representing HOS in a positive manner at all times.
  • Assists in preparing rooms, binders etc. for resident move-ins and move-outs as directed by the Shelter Manager.
  • Attends and fully participates in all scheduled trainings as required by the agency.
  • Follows clients Individual Plans carefully.
  • Provides Case Management, Client Centered Consultation, and Community Support Services to assigned clients weekly (and/or as needed).
  • Documents and bills all client interventions appropriately in client charts.
  • Advocates on behalf of clients when indicated.
  • Provides transportation for clients as it pertains to their Individual Plans.
  • Completes all weekly shelter duties as assigned by the Shelter Manager.
  • Conducts weekly Safety and Maintenance Inspections.
  • Counts Petty Cash each shift.
  • Helps ensure that the shelter is clean, safe and in good repair.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent written, verbal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team.


  • Previous experience working with high barrier populations preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field preferred.

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