RISING OUT OF THE SHADOWS (ROOTS)
Position Announcement

JOB TITLE:            Overnight Counselor
REPORTS TO:
       ROOTS Shelter Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:   The ROOTS Young Adult Shelter in the U-District is seeking staff for one overnight position with shifts from 10:45pm to 8:15am (9:15am on Saturday mornings). This is a paid position. We prefer candidates already working in the youth services field.  These shifts would be three or four days of the week.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete shelter, demographic and other documentation for reporting requirements.
  • Help supervise and enforce program guidelines, hand out supplies, interact and build positive relationships with guests.
  • Be familiar with shelter policies and practices and written records required by ROOTS and its contracting partners.
  • Must remain awake during entire shift.
  • Maintain safety and security by monitoring all general access areas and enforcing project rules.
  • Solicit donations for hygiene and other shelter support related items
  • Conduct walks around shelter to check on each guest in conjunction with the overnight team.
  • Intervene in crises, respond to emergencies, and initiate action as required, including contact with emergency response systems and ROOTS staff.
  • Post and/or prepare food for meals.
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Attend The Ropes training, Conflict De-escalation, Safe Harbors, and ROOTS Volunteer Orientation.
  • Complete application and criminal background check.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of two years experience in service provision to youth or young adults (or equivalent), preference given to candidates with demonstrated skill among those impacted by homelessness and oppression.
  • Post-secondary education preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a volunteer-driven, harm reduction oriented service organization.
  • Highly developed communication skills: ability to communicate the written and spoken word clearly and effectively; ability to communicate to a wide variety of people with ease.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Solid understanding of issues related to poverty and homelessness.

This is an hourly position and is usually scheduled for approximately 35-40 hours/week.  Hourly wage starts at $11.50.  Benefits include health and dental coverage and paid time off.

Position available 6/15/14 – open until filled
Send cover letter and resume to:
Kathleen Murphy
kathleen@rootsinfo.org
No Phone Calls

ROOTS is an equal opportunity employer. LGBTQ, persons of color, and bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.

 

 

Position Announcement


JOB TITLE:
          Overnight On-Call Staff
REPORTS TO:
       ROOTS Volunteer Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:   The ROOTS Young Adult Shelter in the U-District is seeking staff available for on-call shifts from 8pm to 8:30am. This is a paid position ($9.32 hour) that includes sleeping on-site. We prefer candidates already working in the youth services field who can respond to same-evening phone calls.  These shifts could be any day of the week from 8:00pm – 8:30am.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with set up and clean up shelter areas, help to supervise and enforce program guidelines, hand out supplies, interact and build positive relationships with guests.
  • Do an ‘awake shift’ of 1.5 to 2.5 hours during the night.
  • Be familiar with shelter policies and practices and written records required by ROOTS and its contracting partners.
  • Reply to requests of need, even if unable to come in for shift.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Volunteer Manager and Executive Director.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Attend The Ropes training, Conflict De-escalation and ROOTS volunteer orientation
  • Complete application and background check
  • Must be 18 years old or older.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must demonstrate ability to work effectively in a volunteer-driven, harm reduction oriented service organization.
  • Must have highly developed communication skills: ability to communicate the written and spoken word clearly and effectively; ability to communicate to a wide variety of people with ease.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Solid understanding of issues related to poverty and homelessness.
  • Minimum of two years experience in service provision to youth or young adults, preference given to candidates with demonstrated skill among those impacted by homelessness and oppression

 

This is an on-call hourly position, called in as needs arise at shelter.  Hourly wage starts at $9.19.

 

Open until filled

Send cover letter and resume to:

Leah Gustitus, ROOTS Volunteer Manager

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter

1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle, WA  98105

or e-mail to: leah@rootsinfo.org

ROOTS is an equal opportunity employer. LGBTQ, persons of color, and bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.