Hob: Shelter Counselors-Franklin and Hampshire Counties (569)


21 Olander Drive
Northampton, MA 01060

Company Description:
Salary Range:Location:
Job Type:Category:
Full / Part TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Required

Preference: Nice to have
Shelter Counselors
Sheltering Services
Greenfield & Northampton

We are open and we are looking for counselors to provide a safe, welcoming environment for overnight guests who are seeking shelter from the cold. Various shifts and flexible schedules available.

Shelter Counselors: Positions available at a Shelter in Downtown Northampton & Greenfield. Ability to maintain a safe and peaceful residence. Experience with homeless, substance abuse, mental health, local resources, case notes, and computer skills helpful. Spanish speakers, strongly preferred.

As a counselor, you will:

• Work to provide a healthy home-like atmosphere in the shelter or warming center

• Attend to the daily affairs and welfare of all clients during each assigned shift. This includes but is not limited to: counseling, training in daily living skills, recreational and socialization programming and supervision, supervision of tasks within the program, and case management.

• Prepare and serve light meals to the guests

• Assist guests in finding resources they need to address their continuing shelter/housing and other needs;

• Engage participants in problem-solving activities.

• Write log notes, progress notes, and any other client record keeping that may be assigned.

You’re someone who has:

• a high school diploma or GED (college would be an added plus);
• basic computer skills and the ability to write daily shift notes and other communications;
• the kind of positive energy, patience, common sense, and compassion needed to motivate others;
• the physical ability to attend to guests’ safety needs; and

We offer a starting wage of $12.75/hour; provide paid orientation and training for certification in First Aid, CPR.

We also offer a generous time-off package; comprehensive, health and dental insurance plans; a 403(B) retirement plan, with employer matching; long-term disability benefits; paid life insurance; tuition assistance; and several more benefit options.

Please email your resume and cover letter, and schedule you are interested in, noting Search #569 in the subject line, to jobs@servicenet.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

ServiceNet is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We are proud to be a tobacco-free employer.