Full-Time Shelter Worker Postition

Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA

The Shelter Worker, under the direction of the Shelter Manager, is responsible for providing overnight and weekend coverage of the Lodge of Bravery. The position is responsible for maintaining a safe and peaceful environment for shelter residents.


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Position medium with lifting of 50 pounds maximum and lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds. Physical factors include constant sitting, use of hearing, smell, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision; frequent standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, reaching, bending, and typing; occasional lifting/carrying, pushing/pulling, climbing, crawling and manual handling and driving. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity, noise and vibration. Potential hazards include constant exposure to high risk and volatile situations, client contact, computer use; frequent exposure to chemicals, insecticides/pesticides, infectious exposure, needles/syringes; occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts and equipment use.


Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.
Experience: No experience required.
Certification/License: Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Basic knowledge of or ability to learn about domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking required. Knowledge of or ability to learn Company policies and procedures required. Must be able to maintain safety in the shelter for both residents and team members. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be able to work with minimal supervision. Must maintain confidentiality. Must be able to exhibit patience, maintain self-discipline and objectivity. Must be able to work under pressure and handle difficult situations. Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisor personnel, coworkers and the general public. Must be flexible and available to work various shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Native American preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
  • Monitors cameras and video equipment to maintain a safe and peaceful environment.
  • Completes emergency intake processes to admit clients into shelter.
  • Ensures compliance with established rules and procedures by clients.
  • Completes incident reports and records a descriptive narrative of incidents that require follow-up by Shelter Manager.
  • Reports various concerns to Shelter Manager.
  • Cleans and maintains the condition of the shelter.      
  • ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
    • Provides transportation of shelter residents to local service providers.
    • All other job related duties as assigned.
    Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, customers, outside vendors/service providers and law enforcement personnel.     
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