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Residential Support Staff

Reports to: Shelter Administrator

Position Status: Part time – every other weekend position, with additional hours available – $12.50/hour

Responsibilities include:

Provide guest services and assist in the smooth safe and effective operation of the shelter. Tasks include, but not limited to the following:

  • Routine paperwork.
    • Daily census/attendance sheets
    • Chore lists
    • Transportation lists
    • Communication log and Daily Flow report
  • Provide house management tasks which include:
    • Conduct phone screens.
    • Enforce basic hygiene.
    • Conduct drug and alcohol testing.
    • Conduct searches for contraband.
    • Distribute and record medicine administration.
    • Performed security checks every hour.
    • Monitor smoke breaks.
    • Monitor rooms/common area nightly for cleanliness.
    • Assign chores and supervise completion.
    • Provide guest transportation.
    • Assist Volunteers, Volunteer Manager and/or prepare meals when necessary.
    • Contact police, fire and rescue personnel in an emergency.
    • Refer all Media to HSI President
  • Participate in staff meetings and in service training.


High School Diploma, Minimum one year Resident Support work experience, Knowledge, skills and abilities: Valid driver’s license, Good oral, written and basic computer skills, Clean driving record and subject to satisfactory background checks, Regular and predictable attendance is required for this position. Physically capable of lifting and carrying supplies, up to 20 pounds, Ability to occasionally move about inside the residential housing facility. Clarity of vision at close and long ranges.

Please send resume by email only to KariSzary@hsinj.org