Work at Rosie's Place
Rosie's Place offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities to individuals who are committed to our mission. When you join Rosie’s Place, you become part of a dedicated team that each year offers 12,000 poor and homeless women shelter, sanctuary and support. If you are looking for an internship, please check our Internship Opportunities.
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Relief Staff Positions
Rosie’s Place is seeking individuals to work as relief staff on an as-needed basis. All relief staff persons receive $12 per hour. If hired, you will receive paid training to work in one or more of the following positions:
Overnight Program Advocate
Objective: To provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for the 20 guests staying in the Overnight Program.
Key Responsibilities: Provide a safe and welcoming environment for guests; resolve conflicts in a respectful manner; maintain guest confidentiality and observe professional boundaries; restock program supplies and complete housekeeping tasks; supervise volunteers, and enter a complete account of each shift in a daily log.
Qualifications: Minimum of two years of direct service experience with people from diverse backgrounds; adaptable and able to cope with stress; good written and verbal skills, and high school diploma or equivalent.
Food Pantry Assistant
Objective: Help run our busy food pantry, while at the same time creating a warm and welcoming experience. Our food pantry provides groceries to several thousand women each year.
Key Responsibilities: Greeting guests and explaining the procedures of the pantry; using a computer database to check in guests and verify identity; helping guests with their food selections; stocking shelves and vegetable bins, and other responsibilities as assigned by the Food Pantry Manager.
Qualifications: Physically able to stand and lift for several hours at a time; able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; courteous, well organized and able to handle stress, and comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds.
Front Desk Coordinator
Objective: To provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for guests and visitors entering Rosie’s Place and to act as an effective liaison for guests seeking to access services.
Key Responsibilities: Greet guests and visitors at the main entrance; answer telephones; receive mail and packages; file and check mail for guests and take phone messages; copy, fax and use postage machine; make laundry appointments and hand out shower kits; act as an effective liaison for guests seeking all services, and monitor guest areas and resolve conflicts in a respectful manner.
Qualifications: Good written and verbal skills; ability to handle multiple tasks at once; comfortable working with diverse groups of people; adaptable, energetic and able to cope with stress; one year direct service with diverse populations preferred, and high school diploma or equivalent.
Dining Room Coordinator
Objective: To efficiently prepare and serve lunch and/or dinner for up to 150 women and children while at the same time maintaining a welcoming, safe and nurturing environment.
Key Responsibilities: Prepare and serve entire meals for guests; perform cleanup duties; supervise the tasks of volunteers; maintain health department regulations; stock food and supplies, and maintain the safety and well being of guests and volunteers.
Qualifications: One year experience in the food service industry; ability to lift up to 50lbs and ability to work in a multicultural setting with people of diverse backgrounds, traditions, customs and personalities.
Outreach Van Worker
Objective: To provide outreach services to women living or working on the street in the Blue/Hill Dudley Square areas of Boston, via staffing of an Outreach Van.
Key Responsibilities: Provide essential resources, including sanitary supplies, water, sandwiches, assistance with public transportation and access to telephone; provide encouragement and support to guests to connect with the broader Rosie’s Place community at 889 Harrison Avenue; ensure that van is in good condition and adequately stocked; communicate with police, city officials and other shelters as necessary; provide information and referrals; maintain a nightly log, and additional duties as required by the Outreach Van Program Manager.
Qualifications: Demonstrated experience in meeting the needs of poor and homeless women, especially those suffering from major mental illness, addiction or who are sex workers; strong understanding of Boston’s resources for poor and homeless women; good writing skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word; valid Massachusetts driver’s license and a clean driving record required, and ability to drive a 20 foot van required.
Times: Weekdays, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
If interested in any of the above relief positions, please download the PDF application form, open in an Adobe reader, fill it out and email it to email@example.com. Make sure to put “Relief Staff Application” in the subject heading of your email. We will review your application and contact you if we believe you are a strong candidate for a position. No phone calls please.