Little Portion Friary is hiring an Americorps Vista for Community Engagement

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Little Portion Friary is hiring two part-time Resident Assistants.

Hours: Multiple positions exist including evenings, weekends, overnights and holiday shifts.

Supervisor: Reports to Executive Director

The Resident Assistant (RA)’s role is to help support the program by adding support to core staff and maintaining around-the-clock coverage on evenings, and weekends while working in alignment with trauma-informed care best practices. The RA supports our guests in shelter, in our program space and provides for a safe, clean and comfortable living environment and helps maintain around-the-clock coverage on evenings, overnights and weekends. All RA’s also help with specialized support for our program depending on their shift, including housekeeping, driving guests to appointments and/or coordinating programming in the shelter. Must be able to work some weekday and some weekend shifts.


● Treats guests in a professional and compassionate manner utilizing a strengths-based, trauma informed approach

● Is present in the shelter, visible and available to guests at all times and responds to the needs of guests that may arise

● Maintains a safe, comfortable and trauma-informed environment for our guests and reports all maintenance and supply needs to ensure a functional environment

● Manages crisis situations and contacts 911 if necessary and the on-call staff (Case Manager and Executive Director) immediately if there is an emergency

● Supervises daily chores and completes any unfinished chores at the end of the day

● Closes down the program in the evening, including maintaining curfew, lights out

● Responsible for light housekeeping duties, including removing garbage, cleaning, etc.

● Communicates with the team via Staff Reports and completes Guest Warnings and Alerts as appropriate

● Supports the volunteers on specific shifts, including sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms, removing garbage, completing intakes, etc.

● Supports the volunteers on specific shifts in planning, preparing and serving meals for our guests on specific shifts, including passing a Food Handler Course, maintaining all safety protocol and supervising cleaning after meals.

● Supports the Case Manager on specific shifts, including transporting guests to appointments, managing the flow of the main office during business hours and adding increased one-on-one support for certain guests in achieving their action steps.

● Supervise volunteers on shift and assist in guest check in, intakes, enforcing guidelines, and answering phones.

● Supports the Social-Emotional health of our guests on specific shifts by creating, planning and executing programing for the guests our shelter and day center.

● Participates in meetings and trainings as assigned (supervision, staff meetings, trauma-informed care trainings, red cross certification, etc.)

● Coordinates with team to ensure coverage

● Available for both weekday and weekend shifts to ensure overlap with regular staff

● Completes other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Skills and other Qualifications:

● Maintains professionalism at all times while dealing with guests, staff and volunteers/donors.

● Compassion and patience for working with people in crisis.

● Excellent communication skills for collaborating with team

● Good character and judgement decisions, including displaying behavior appropriate to a mentor who works in close contact with children

● Flexibility with general shift coverage, including weekends, overnights and holidays. Functions as a support to the team by helping to fill gaps in service.

● Must have reliable transportation

● Several Background checks required

● Must be able to lift 25+lbs

● Ability to drive for some shifts is preferred

Agency Expectations

● Demonstrates knowledge of the program, mission and services of Little Portion Friary

● Maintains client confidentiality

● Willingness to stay compliant with necessary certifications

● Immediately reports all suspected incidences of suicidal ideation, medical emergencies or violent situations

● Is punctual and consistent in reporting for scheduled work shifts to assure coverage

● Complies with agency standards of conduct and professionalism

● Ability to work in an alcohol and drug free environment.


● Variable shifts, including weekdays and weekends. Shifts run approximately as follows with some shorter shifts available for housekeeping and coverage: ○ Morning 9:00am-1:00pm ○ Afternoon 1:00-6:00pm or 6:00-10:30pm Compensation: $15.00/hour

Resumes and Cover Letters can be emailed to [email protected]