WINTER NIGHTS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Summary Position Descriptions

The Winter Nights  program, a winter homeless shelter, is currently staffed for operations from mid October 2014, to early May, 2015. The Winter Nights program serves families with children.  The shelter is housed on a rotating basis at faith congregations in Central Contra Costa County. Volunteers provide many hours of service to the program.

The paid staff  positions listed below are currently filled.

Job Descriptions

Program  Manager

Responsible for day  to day operation of the Shelter and maintaining a safe and secure  environment. Trains and supervises Site Supervisors. Plans and coordinates arrangements with volunteer congregations. Conducts orientation programs for volunteers. Conducts client screening interviews and approves referred individuals for participation in the program. Maintains records of operations, and conducts evaluations of operations and outcomes. Collaborates with the Case Manager to ensure optimum service to the clients. Reports to the Executive Director. Half time position. Duty hours generally in late afternoon and early evening. Experience in homeless or residential treatment programs necessary. BS degree in Social Work or related field preferred.

Site  Supervisors

Supervises shelter operations during assigned hours. Ensures a clean, safe, and positive environment. Conducts house meetings on the evening shift as scheduled. Ensures that Client Participation Guidelines and all operational and safety procedures are followed. Orients volunteers and coordinates their activities on a daily basis. Reports to the Program Manager. Full and part time positions available to work evening or night hours. Demonstrated ability to manage shelter operations based on paid experience required. Academic work in Social Work or related field preferred.

Transportation Worker

Drives shelter van to provide transportation to clients to public transportation and to enable children to reach their schools. Organizes the route based on current site of the shelter and individual needs of clients. Arranges for service to the van as approved by the Program Manager. Reports to the Program Manager and collaborates with the Site Supervisors to ensure clients are served as appropriate. Must be available in early morning and late afternoon hours. Clean driving record required, and experience with homeless or residential treatment programs preferred.

 

 


Daytime Oasis Worker


Responsible for supervision of activities at a weekday respite site for clients engaged in job searches, and families caring for small children between the hours of 9AM and 4PM. Ensures a safe, clean, and positive environment. Maintains records and manages communications with program staff and other organizations. Assists clients and case manager as instructed in coordinating resources. Must be able to work with people, including children, in informal groups. Experience working with the homeless or in other human service settings necessary. Some computer skills necessary.