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Operations Assistant Coordinator, Woods Mullen Shelter, 11PM - 7AM

City of Boston Residency Required

Job Description

The Boston Public Health Commission works to protect, promote, and preserve the health and wellbeing of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable. Since 1984, Commission's Homeless Services Bureau, has been a leader in serving the city's most vulnerable homeless individuals through emergency shelter, workforce supports, and housing services. Utilizing a Housing First framework and working to ensure that homelessness in the city of Boston is rare, brief, and one-time, the Commission works to quickly house individuals experiencing homelessness and then provides in-home, community-based stabilization to ensure that individuals do not return to homelessness.
The Operations Assistant Coordinator is part of a team that oversees counselors and client workers to ensure that daily shift operations of our Woods Mullen Shelter are safe and clean.
  • Working to help BPHC advance as an antiracist organization by meeting or exceeding the standards set by the BPHC Anti-Racism Policy.
  • Promote health equity, inclusion, and diversity within the BPHC, department, and community.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the role of public health in addressing racism, the social determinants of health, and inequities in health outcomes as well as strategies to advance racial justice and health equity.
  • Assists in the daily operation and supervision of the Woods Mullen Shelter 11PM to 7AM shift.
  • Carries out certain responsibilities of the Coordinator in his/her absence and on weekends. Schedules Operations and fill in staff to ensure shift coverage and shelter safety. Assists in the supervision and training of assigned staff. Assists in staff evaluations. Assists Coordinator in preparing time sheets.
  • Communicates to staff all information concerning internal operations and changes in policy and procedure.
  • Supervises all guests and makes rounds throughout the shelter to ensure the overall safety of guests and the shelter environment. Enforces rules and policies fairly.
  • Searches clients for contraband upon arrival and as needed.
  • Provides appropriate conflict management and crisis intervention.
  • Conducts and facilitates shift meetings in collaboration with the Coordinator.
  • Conducts informal counseling sessions to assess the needs of clients and follow up with Services staff.
  • Reads the shelter log daily and makes appropriate log entries on important information on guests, results of rounds, etc.
  • Communicates with other sites and agencies as needed and as appropriate.
  • Attends required meetings and training sessions.
  • Performs work-related tasks as needed and as requested by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of one (1) year's experience in Human Services or High School Diploma/GED Certificate and three (3) years minimum Human Services or relevant life experience may be substituted.
  • Previous experience with homeless, low income or recovering populations helpful.
  • Bi-Lingual/Spanish speaking preferred.
  • Strong communication skills required. Computer skills preferred.

Additional Information
City of Boston Residency Required. A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position. However, a record is not an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for., This position requires direct client/patient contact and as a result of such direct contact, certain immunizations will be recommended and/or required prior to commencement of employment duties., Any position that requires an advanced degree will be subject to education verification, The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply.

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35 hours per week; 11PM to 7AM; Saturday to Wednesday (Thursday and Friday off)