Shelter Support: Family & Individual Adult

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COTS, a nonprofit recognized nationally as a model for innovative programs, provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for those who are without homes or who are at risk of homelessness. For almost 40 years we have been working in Chittenden County to creatively find solutions to end homelessness; we aren’t afraid to try new things. We are looking for team members with a passion for doing good and creative thinking to join us on our mission to end homelessness!

COTS is currently hiring for multiple staff positions within our shelters, including full-time with benefits, part-time, and as needed substitutes (per diem). Shelter Support team members provide consistent support to clients and guests by maintaining a safe and welcoming environment. You’ll work directly with clients and guests to support them in their search for permanent housing and ensure their wellbeing while at the COTS shelter. Day to day responsibilities include but are not limited to: Maintaining the day-to-day upkeep of the shelters, ensuring a welcoming environment for our guests, ensuring guests are meeting the expectations/requirements of shelter programs, supporting programming/ workshop facilitation and lunch service as applicable, and assisting guests with meeting their basic needs through access to hygiene products, food, medical support, etc.

Minimum of HS degree or equivalent required; BSW or BA in a related field strongly preferred. At least one year of related experience required; A combination of coursework and experience will also be considered. Strong candidates will have experience with individuals experiencing homelessness and crisis intervention, as well as knowledge of resources and services for individuals and families. This includes federal and state housing subsidy programs and affordable housing systems. Ability to work with individuals with mental health, medical, substance abuse and employment issues required.

If you are interested in working with COTS, we encourage you to visit our website,, to review our available opportunities and submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

We are a team of passionate individuals who believe in the value and dignity of every human life. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and welcome all. Join us on our mission to end homelessness!

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