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Shelter Staff – IFC HomeStart Shelter for women and families

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Position: Shelter Staff

Program: HomeStart

Reports to: Shelter Program Manager

Status: Full-time, Regular -non-exempt

Compensation: $14.25 per hour

Seeking applicants for Monday through Thursday (4p-12a), Staff position for IFC HomeStart Shelter for women and families experiencing homelessness in Chapel Hill. Must be interested in providing resident-centered quality services that are consistent with the agency’s core values and commitment to racial equity and social justice. A high level of importance is placed on culturally-competent, trauma-informed interactions using a harm-reduction and housing-focused approach.

Responsibilities:

  • Must be responsible and organized with good interpersonal, communication, and computer skills.
    • Responsibilities can be demanding and include: empowering residents, assisting residents in finding permanent housing, managing crisis situations as they arise, coaching residents on community living expectations, facilitating conflict resolution, maintaining a safe and clean environment (e.g. monitoring daily chores and pitching in as needed), supervising volunteers, planning and preparing meals using safe food preparation techniques, processing donations, record-keeping, and providing transportation occasionally using agency vehicles.
    • Must attend weekly staff meetings, periodic agency meetings, and trainings as scheduled
    • Perform other related duties as assigned
    • Position is considered Essential Staff during emergencies, including inclement weather

Qualifications:

  • Prefer candidates with experience working in a shelter setting or in Social Work or Peer Support.
  • Ability and desire to work with people of different backgrounds and personality types
  • Must have understanding of causes of homelessness.
  • Candidates with valid drivers’ license and good driving record will be prioritized.
  • Must be able to lift at least 30 pounds.
    • Experience cooking for large groups of people, using portion control, with knowledge of food and kitchen safety procedures
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including verbal, written and computer communication skills

Please email resume, cover letter, and references to thagan@ifcmailbox.org. Position open until filled.

IFC is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people with lived experience of poverty and/or homelessness, people of color, LGBTQ applicants, and people with disabilities.