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Job Opportunity: Seasonal Shelter Assistant Coordinator, COTS

COTS has an anticipated opening for a full time Seasonal Shelter Assistant Coordinator beginning mid-October 2015 through mid-April 2016. The Seasonal Shelter Assistant Coordinator manages an approximately 40 bed emergency shelter serving single adults, some who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Responsibilities of this position include supervising all shelter staff and volunteers, overseeing daily operations for the shelter space, shaping ongoing operational policies, and collaborating with COTS staff and community partners on guest and shelter needs. The Seasonal Shelter Assistant Coordinator fosters a safe, positive environment for shelter clients while adeptly managing conflicts and crisis situations. The Seasonal Shelter Assistant Coordinator will be the primary intake worker at the shelter with approximately 25 direct service hours per week. Successful applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or other related Human Services field and 3-5 years’ experience in direct social services. Supervisory experience and crisis management skills required, along with knowledge of and experience with issues relating to homelessness, substance use, mental illness and trauma. Strong Microsoft Office experience required; experience with Foothold database or Homeless Management Information Systems desired. The shelter will operate from 6pm to 7am, 7 days a week. This position will have set daytime and weeknight hours, as well as potential weekend hours. As such, flexibility and ability to work daytime hours, overnight week and weekend hours required. This is a seasonal 40 hour per week contracted position without benefits; the rate of pay is approximately $25 per hour. To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply to COTS positions. COTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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