Website Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
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 primary responsibilities of Shelter Staff are to assure the safety and well being of persons and property in the shelter; to support shelter residents in their search for permanent housing; to sign in and orient residents to shelter life; and to enforce the applicable rules and policies. Shelter Staff maintain a safe and supportive environment while building trusting relationships with individuals experiencing homelessness.
Qualified candidates will be available to work three overnight (12-8am) shifts and attend a staff meeting each week. The ability to work independently and as well as part of a committed team is necessary. Strong communication, emotional competence, sense of fairness and human dignity, crisis management skills, and a commitment to the COTS mission are a must. Experience with trauma informed practice, restorative justice, and/or homeless direct service preferred.
This is a part-time position. Submit your resume and cover letter. Please, no phone calls; electronic applications preferred. EOE