CATHOLIC CHARITIES – DES MOINES

Emergency Family Shelter

Shelter Staff (part-time)

Catholic Charities is currently recruiting for part-time shelter staff to work overnight and weekend-evening shifts at our family emergency shelter.  In conjunction with other shelter staff, primary responsibilities will be to create a safe and supportive environment for shelter clients, enforce shelter rules, maintain proper documentation, clean and sanitize rooms and public areas, meet all requirements for basic standards of housing, provide crisis intervention and attend meetings and training as required. Must be dependable and adhere to all organization policies and regulations as specified by Catholic Charities and the State of Iowa.

The following shifts are currently available:

  • Fridays 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., including holidays;
  • Saturdays 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., including holidays;
  • Sundays 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., including holidays;

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter, indicating shift preference, to HR@CatholicCharitiesDM.org.

 


CATHOLIC CHARITIES – COUNCIL BLUFFS

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program

Shelter Advocate (part-time)

Part-time weekend and overnight positions available.

Summary

Provides support to women and children staying at the Phoenix House.  Maintains security of the Phoenix House.  Assists in the maintenance and upkeep of the shelter facility.  Assists families in communal living.  Assists with de-escalation and stabilization of critical situations during evening and weekend hours.

To view the job description, please click here.

As part of the recruiting process you will need to answer the following questions together with your cover letter and resume.

  1. What does it mean to you to be an Advocate for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault?
  2. Why is confidentiality important when providing services to survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault?
  3. Conflict management is an integral skill for Shelter Advocates. Please describe your style of dealing with conflict in the workplace:

– Between yourself and a client

– Between yourself and a co-worker

– Facilitating conflict between clients

  1. Working in a domestic violence shelter and sexual abuse program requires effective ‘triage’ of priorities and the ability to multitask. Please describe a work/volunteer experience where you were required to use these skills.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to HR@CatholicCharitiesDM.org.