Adult Overnight Shelter Assistant Supervisor

Website Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)

Adult Overnight Shelter Assistant Supervisor – $1000 Sign-on Bonus

COTS is currently recruiting for dynamic, organized individuals who are committed to our mission in our emergency Single Adult Shelter, a 36-bed shelter for men and women, ages 18 and older located in Burlington. The Waystation operates 7 nights a week from 5pm to 8am, 365 days a year.

The Assistant Coordinator functions as the senior staff person at the Waystation for 40 operational hours per week, provide daily oversight and assistance to Shelter Staff.

The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Coordinator are to assure the safety and well-being of persons and property in the shelter; develop and uphold program policies and procedures; create staffing schedules; provide conflict management and resolution options to staff and guests; oversee compliance with health and safety standards in shelter; coordinate with COTS staff across programs; work closely with community partners; help guests’ progress toward housing and savings goals through monthly check-ins and appropriate follow-up.

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field preferred, but not required. Three to five years of relevant work experience dealing with social welfare required.  An equivalent combination of course work and experience will be considered. Minimum one year of experience leading or supervising others strongly preferred.  Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of individuals as well as outside agencies/groups.  Broad base of knowledge and skills related to homelessness, crisis intervention, trauma informed practice, restorative justice, substance abuse and mental health.  Excellent emotional competence, communication and problem solving skills.  Ability to work independently and as a positive member of a cooperative team.  Commitment to the COTS mission.

This is a Full time 40 hour per week position with benefits.  If interested, submit your resume and cover letter to

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.  We embrace diversity, and encourage all to apply.

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