Current Openings

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 and clean driving record
  • Excellent verbal, written, and basic computer skills
  • 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 both close and distant ranges
Resumes may be forwarded to Zule Tamariz at  ZuleTamariz@hsinj.org