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Shelter Assistant for Non-Profit Working with Homeless Clients

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Bridge to Home SCV

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SHIFT SCHEDULES: Daily 6:00am - 9:30am (Breakfast Shift), 11:30am - 2:30pm (Lunch Shift), and/or 5:45pm - 9:15pm (Dinner Shift)

Reports to: Shelter Manager or Residential Team Lead

Overall Objective:

Provide strength-based and client centered assistance to people experiencing homelessness as they move from homelessness to permanent housing. As part of the Bridge to Home Shelter Corps team, Shelter Assistant Volunteers work with staff to provide services to clients residing in the BTH shelter as well as community guests .

Position Description:

Shelter Assistants supplement shelter staff in the daily operations of the facility so that staff and clients have additional time to engage in educational resources, life-skills development, meals, and other developmental skills and activities that assist in providing the foundation for a safe shelter and moving from homelessness to housing.

Examples of Shelter Assistant responsibilities include:

  • Provide meal services and kitchen support.
  • Monitor hallways, dormitories and courtyards, supporting clients by meeting their needs and reporting any issues or concerns to staff.
  • Assist clients in meeting their hygiene needs by providing towels, hygiene supplies and completing shower logs.
  • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the facility.
  • Assist in facilitating client laundry support.
  • Greet clients at the sign-in desk and completes sign-in logs accurately.
  • Co-facilitates client activities with Volunteer Group Instructors and staff.
  • Interact individually with clients providing shelter-based friendship, sharing interests, and supporting clients while remaining focused and meeting their goals.
  • Maintain shelter safety protocol by adhering to Bridge to Home’s Shelter Rules and Policies.

Position Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Have two (2) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months - one of which must be from a professional or education resource (supervisor, professor, etc.)
  • Be able to commit to a minimum of one (1) shift per week
  • Demonstrate social sensitivity when dealing with the agency’s clients
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Be able to communicate in a positive and confident manner to staff, clients, and other team members
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding and compassion for people with varying circumstances and diverse backgrounds
  • Ability understand written and oral instructions to make quick and reasonable decisions and conclusions

Desired Qualifications:

  • Adult CPR and First Aid certified

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About Bridge to Home SCV

Location:

23752 Newhall Avenue, Santa Clarita, CA 91321, US

Mission Statement

BRIDGE TO HOME PROVIDES SHELTER AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES THAT HELP INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY MOVE FROM HOMELESSNESS TO HOUSING.

Description

We have three departments that currently have volunteer opportunities - Housing Corps, Shelter Corps, and Office Corps. We have several opportunities within these departments that meet specific program and organizational needs. Our focus is on assistance with housing our clients as well as engaging and creating opportunities for our clients to be productive community members. We strive to create connections with community resources in order to provide options and events for our clientele to participate and actively engage in their path to successfully obtaining housing and contributing to the community.

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

23031 Drayton StreetSanta Clarita, CA 91350

(34.41205,-118.53783)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • We ask that volunteers commit to at least one 3.5 hour shift per week, flexible schedule based on volunteer's availability.

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