Employment Opportunities

 

PHFS was named one of Oregon’s Top 100 Nonprofits to Work for in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. 

PHFS values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position, including people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, people with lived experience, members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Organization: Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Job Title: Daytime Winter Shelter Coordinator
Reports to: Family Winter Shelter Program Manager
Job Specifics: Nov-April 24-40 hours per week: Shifts will be 7am-1pm or 12pm-6pm
Compensation: $15 per hour
Close date: October 29, 2018

Overview:

Portland Homeless Family Solutions is opening an emergency winter shelter that serves families with children who are experiencing homelessness. We will provide 75 moms, dads, and kids a safe place to sleep from November through April. The Daytime Winter Shelter Coordinator is expected to maintain a safe and comfortable day center for up to 35 people who are currently residing in shelter.   Work focuses on building relationships, trust, and support in order to promote the strengths and capabilities of homeless families during their shelter stay.

Winter Shelter staff will form a cohort that receives robust training before the opening of shelter and receives continuous direct supervision and development from experienced staff throughout the season.  Due to the temporary nature of Winter Shelter, this position will end on April 30, 2019. Staff who commit to working through the season will receive an additional stipend if they are still employed in this position when Winter Shelter closes.  

Specific Job Duties:

  • Build authentic relationships with moms, dads, and children who are living in the Family Winter Shelter. Maintain professional, positive relationships with families, staff, and volunteers.

  • Work with shelter staff and volunteers to ensure that the shelter is safe and welcoming to a broad diversity of families experiencing homelessness including people of all races, nationalities, languages, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

  • Provide basic intake and orientation to new families on a daily basis including but not limited to reviewing behavior guidelines, shelter handbooks, drug and alcohol policies, and emergency procedures.

  • Distribute food, toiletries, and other needed items to families in a fair and equitable manner.

  • Facilitate the structure of the day; ensure that the daily routine is observed.

  • Be able to enforce behavior and shelter policies to ensure smooth shelter operation and a safe environment for all families, staff, and volunteers

  • Support on-site volunteers and help them have a meaningful experience. Help them find projects to do while they are at the shelter, like sorting donations, playing with the kids, or helping with meals.

  • Log all shelter activities, creating timely and accurate records on services provided.

  • Utilize a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and client-centered approach with families as they live in a communal environment with other families.

  • Work effectively with PHFS staff; participate in team building, staff meetings, and organizational functions.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Be compassionate and non-judgmental in responding to families in need; be culturally sensitive to diverse populations.

  • Maintain composure and facilitate order in a stressful environment with a particular focus on the stressors of communal living, parenting, and homelessness.

  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality and professional boundaries with all households.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely with clients and staff.

  • Build relationships and interact respectfully with individuals and groups of people with diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.

  • Understand the effects of trauma and how trauma can impact homelessness and poverty.

  • Understand the effects of oppression and discrimination against communities of color, people with disabilities, the LGTBQ community, and seniors; understand how systemic inequities can lead to families from marginalized groups experiencing homelessness at a disproportionately higher rate than dominant groups.

  • Be able to learn new skills and apply that knowledge to different situations.

  • Be flexible in work routine and approach to the daily schedule.

  • Be comfortable working independently with clients as well as with the rest of the PHFS team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working with individuals or families experiencing homelessness and a knowledge of local social services is a plus.

  • Must be reliable and show up to work on time during every scheduled shift.

  • Ability to work with a team and communicate effectively

  • Interest in building authentic relationships with families in our shelter to help them move through their episode of homelessness.

  • Must be self-motivated and work well in an unstructured environment.

  • Experience with crisis intervention and customer service.

  • Any bilingual fluency preferred but not required.

  • Ability to bend, kneel, squat, reach, and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

  • Ability to climb stairs multiple times a day.

  • Familiarity with computers and basic software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive.

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter in .pdf format to kimberly@pdxhfs.org with your name and the job title in the subject line.  Include your preferences on shift time and number of hours per week if applicable. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and the position will be filled as soon as possible. We are hiring a large cohort of staff, about ten people, to work at this shelter. We are also offering on-call shelter coordinator opportunities.


Organization: Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Job Title: Swing Winter Shelter Coordinator
Reports to: Family Winter Shelter Program Manager
Job Specifics: Nov-April 24-40 hours per week; Shift is 5pm-1am
Compensation: $15 per hour
Close date: October 29, 2018

Overview:

Portland Homeless Family Solutions is opening an emergency winter shelter that serves families with children who are experiencing homelessness. We will provide 75 moms, dads, and kids a safe place to sleep from November through April. The Winter Shelter Coordinator is expected to maintain a safe and comfortable shelter environment for the families living in shelter. Work focuses on building relationships, trust, and support in order to promote the strengths and capabilities of homeless families during their shelter stay. At a minimum, three Shelter Coordinators will be on duty in the shelter at all times.

Winter Shelter staff will form a cohort that receives robust training before the opening of shelter and receives continuous direct supervision and development from experienced staff throughout the season.  Due to the temporary nature of Winter Shelter, this position will end on April 30, 2019. Staff who commit to working through the season will receive an additional stipend if they are still employed in this position when Winter Shelter closes.  

Specific Job Duties:

  • Build authentic relationships with moms, dads, and children who are living in the Family Winter Shelter. Maintain professional, positive relationships with families, staff, and volunteers.

  • Work with shelter staff and volunteers to ensure that the shelter is safe and welcoming to a broad diversity of families experiencing homelessness including people of all races, nationalities, languages, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

  • Provide basic intake and orientation to new families on a daily basis including but not limited to reviewing behavior guidelines, shelter handbooks, drug and alcohol policies, and emergency procedures.

  • Distribute food, bedding, toiletries, and other needed items to families in a fair and equitable manner.

  • Facilitate the structure of the night; ensure that the nightly routine is observed.

  • Be able to enforce behavior and shelter policies to ensure smooth shelter operation and a safe environment for all families, staff, and volunteers

  • Support on-site volunteers and help them have a meaningful experience. Help them find projects to do while they are at the shelter, like sorting donations, playing with the kids, or helping with dinner.

  • Log all shelter activities, creating timely and accurate records on services provided.

  • Utilize a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and client-centered approach with families as they live in a communal environment with other families.

  • Work effectively with PHFS staff; participate in team building, staff meetings, and organizational functions.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Be compassionate and non-judgmental in responding to families in need; be culturally sensitive to diverse populations.

  • Maintain composure and facilitate order in a stressful environment with a particular focus on the stressors of communal living, parenting, and homelessness.

  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality and professional boundaries with all households.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely with clients and staff.

  • Build relationships and interact respectfully with individuals and groups of people with diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.

  • Understand the effects of trauma and how trauma can impact homelessness and poverty.

  • Understand the effects of oppression and discrimination against communities of color, people with disabilities, the LGTBQ community, and seniors; understand how systemic inequities can lead to families from marginalized groups experiencing homelessness at a disproportionately higher rate than dominant groups.

  • Be able to learn new skills and apply that knowledge to different situations.

  • Be flexible in work routine and approach to nightly schedule.

  • Be comfortable working independently with clients as well as with the rest of the PHFS team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working with individuals or families experiencing homelessness and a knowledge of local social services is a plus.

  • Must be reliable and show up to work on time during every scheduled shift.

  • Ability to work with a team and communicate effectively

  • Interest in building authentic relationships with families in our shelter to help them move through their episode of homelessness.

  • Must be self-motivated and work well in an unstructured environment.

  • Experience with crisis intervention and customer service.

  • Any bilingual fluency preferred but not required.

  • Ability to bend, kneel, squat, reach, and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

  • Ability to climb stairs multiple times a day.

  • Familiarity with computers and basic software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive.

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter in .pdf format to kimberly@pdxhfs.org with your name and the job title in the subject line.  Include your preferences on number of hours per week if applicable. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and the position will be filled as soon as possible. We are hiring a large cohort of staff, about ten people, to work at this shelter. We are also offering on-call shelter coordinator opportunities.


Organization: Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Job Title: Overnight Winter Shelter Coordinator
Reports to: Winter Shelter Program Manager
Job Specifics: Seasonal from Nov-April 2
Shift:  12:30am-8:30am; 24-40 hours per week
Compensation: $15 per hour
Close date: October 29, 2018

Overview:

Portland Homeless Family Solutions is opening an emergency winter shelter that serves families with children who are experiencing homelessness. We will provide 75 moms, dads, and kids a safe place to sleep from November through April. The Winter Shelter Coordinator is expected to maintain a safe and comfortable shelter environment for the families living in shelter. Work focuses on building relationships, trust, and support in order to promote the strengths and capabilities of homeless families during their shelter stay. At a minimum, three Shelter Coordinators will be on duty in the shelter at all times.

Winter Shelter staff will form a cohort that receives robust training before the opening of shelter and receives continuous direct supervision and development from experienced staff throughout the season.  Due to the temporary nature of Winter Shelter, this position will end on April 30, 2019. Staff who commit to working through the season will receive an additional stipend if they are still employed in this position when Winter Shelter closes.  

Specific Job Duties:

  • Build authentic relationships with moms, dads, and children who are living in the Family Winter Shelter. Maintain professional, positive relationships with families, staff, and volunteers.

  • Work with shelter staff and volunteers to ensure that the shelter is safe and welcoming to a broad diversity of families experiencing homelessness including people of all races, nationalities, languages, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

  • Provide basic intake and orientation to new families on a daily basis including but not limited to reviewing behavior guidelines, shelter handbooks, drug and alcohol policies, and emergency procedures.

  • Distribute food, bedding, toiletries, and other needed items to families in a fair and equitable manner.

  • Facilitate the structure of the night; ensure that the nightly routine is observed and that shelter guests exit the building on time in the morning.

  • Be able to enforce behavior and shelter policies to ensure smooth shelter operation and a safe environment for all families, staff, and volunteers

  • Log all shelter activities, creating timely and accurate records on services provided.

  • Utilize a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and client-centered approach with families as they live in a communal environment with other families.

  • Work effectively with PHFS staff; participate in team building, staff meetings, and organizational functions.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Be compassionate and non-judgmental in responding to families in need; be culturally sensitive to diverse populations.

  • Maintain composure and facilitate order in a stressful environment with a particular focus on the stressors of communal living, parenting, and homelessness.

  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality and professional boundaries with all households.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely with clients and staff.

  • Build relationships and interact respectfully with individuals and groups of people with diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.

  • Understand the effects of trauma and how trauma can impact homelessness and poverty.

  • Understand the effects of oppression and discrimination against communities of color, people with disabilities, the LGTBQ community, and seniors; understand how systemic inequities can lead to families from marginalized groups experiencing homelessness at a disproportionately higher rate than dominant groups.

  • Be able to learn new skills and apply that knowledge to different situations.

  • Be flexible in work routine and approach to nightly schedule.

  • Be comfortable working independently with clients as well as with the rest of the PHFS team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working with individuals or families experiencing homelessness and a knowledge of local social services is a plus.

  • Must be reliable and show up to work on time during every scheduled shift.

  • Ability to work with a team and communicate effectively

  • Interest in building authentic relationships with families in our shelter to help them move through their episode of homelessness.

  • Must be self-motivated and work well in an unstructured environment.

  • Experience with crisis intervention and customer service.

  • Any bilingual fluency preferred but not required.

  • Ability to bend, kneel, squat, reach, and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

  • Ability to climb stairs multiple times a day.

  • Familiarity with computers and basic software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive.

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter in .pdf format to kimberly@pdxhfs.org with your name and the job title in the subject line.  Include your preferences on number of hours per week if applicable. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and the position will be filled as soon as possible. We are hiring a large cohort of staff, about ten people, to work at this shelter. We are also offering on-call shelter coordinator opportunities.

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