Shelter Attendant, Oxford Street Shelter (Sat-Mon, 7PM-8AM)

in County, ME

Job Description


Health and Human Services Department – Social Services Division – Oxford Street Shelter - Full Time, Permanent Position working 37.5 hours/week - The schedule is Saturday through Monday, 7p-8a.  In addition, a monthly two- hour staff meeting is required. 

This is an awake overnight position at the state’s largest homeless shelter and related overflow sites.  A candidate hired into this position will perform regular job duties which include welcoming and registering homeless individuals in need of shelter, inputting required data into an online data system, monitoring dorms, common areas and shelter grounds. Frequent cleaning of dorms, common areas, bathrooms and grounds is required.  In this position, you will work with a team to provide crisis intervention and triage for over 200 clients per night.  While on shift, you will be a part of a rotation to multiple stations each night, including walking up and down flights of stairs and between multiple facilities several blocks apart. Additionally, this position includes set up and take down of dormitories, including moving of mats, cots, chairs, tables, full laundry bags and other items as required.  A successful candidate in this position will maintain a Positive attitude with exceptional patience and customer service skills.  Experience working in a homeless shelter and a valid Class C Maine Driver’s License preferred. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of satisfactory criminal background check.  

This is a CEBA Union position – Grade 9 - Pay range starting at $18.97/hour. 



***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate***    For the safety of our employees and our constituents, the City of Portland requires that new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of employment.  Candidates may request an accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs at the conditional offer stage.

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Job Posting: 852795

Posted On: Nov 25, 2022

Updated On: Dec 09, 2022

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