Providing culturally aware outreach, education and services, for victims of domestic and sexual violence through leadership, hope and respect for thriving families.

Shelter Liaison

Current open position:

Responsible to: Executive Director

Hours per week: 15-20

Responsible for: The Shelter Liaison is a contracted stipend position that provides a night time presence at Henderson House’s confidential shelter. The Shelter Liaison should be flexible due to the nature of the work and be available approximately 15-20 hours a week depending on needs, number of clients in the shelter and/or crisis that arise. The ideal candidate would work no more than part time outside of the shelter.

Salary: The Shelter Liaison is provided with a private fully furnished room and utilities, as well as a $450 a month stipend.

Shelter Liaisons Duties
-Provide peer support to shelter clients as needed (advocacy and case management to be done by advocates though)
-Deactivate the alarm each morning and reactivate it each evening 
-Assist in cleaning rooms after clients leave including assuring that linens are washed (within 24 hours of a client leaving)
-Set-up rooms for incoming clients
-Assist in supplying clients with household items (such as, cleaning supplies, hygiene and paper products, laundry soap, etc.)
-Create weekly list of maintenance issues and/or shelter supply needs and deliver to Executive Director
-Help with overall upkeep of the shelter- normal day to day cleaning as well as deeper cleaning projects as necessary to keep the shelter in good condition
-Take out the trash and recycling bins, as well as return bins to house (Thursdays)
-Change door code after a move out and update advocates with new code
-Assure client chores are being completed in a timely manner
-Report all emergencies to  Program Manager and Executive Director
-Report any issues with clients to the client’s Primary Advocate
-Attend weekly staff meetings at advocacy center (Wednesdays 10am-11am)
-Attend weekly shelter meetings (Mondays 3:30-4:00pm)
- If problems/crisis arises after hours ability to communicate concerns to person on-call

Required Attributes
-Completion of Advocate training (within 3-6 months of hire date)
-Successful passing of criminal background check

Desired Attributes
-Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds (including, but not limited to ethnic, religious, physical, mental abilities, gender identity, etc.)
-Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in regards to clients and shelter location
-Ability to work effectively in stressful or crisis situations
-Ability to evaluate when staff support is needed/appropriate
-Ability to make good judgments
-Strong communication skills
-Recognition of appropriate boundaries and the ability to implement them
-Commitment to work as a part of a team
-Ability to be flexible with work schedule as needed
-Bilingual English/Spanish

If interested, please fill out an Employment Application.

Applications can be emailed to you, faxed, or can be located at our advocacy center location.

610 SE 1st St. McMinnville, OR 97128

For more information and/or to see if you qualify please connect with Henderson House-