Shelter Assistant

Website Pueblo of Zuni

Looking for a rewarding career opportunity in Zuni, NM? The Pueblo of Zuni is currently recruiting Shelter Assistants to join their team. As a Shelter Assistant, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in your community by providing support and assistance to those in need.

If you are passionate about helping others and have the desire to work in a dynamic and supportive environment, this may be the perfect opportunity for you. Apply now to join the Pueblo of Zuni team and make a positive impact on the lives of those around you.

What are the Duties & Responsibilities

Serves as the first contact with potential and existing clients.

  • Screens all crisis calls.
  • Interviews individuals and family members to compile information on social, educational, criminal, institutional, or drug history.
  • Determines eligibility of the person seeking shelter care.
  • Responds as necessary to persons seeking shelter and to the Police Department.

Maintains strict confidentiality for the security of the clients and program, while assisting residents and providing support to them under the direction of a caseworker.

  • Responsible for the orientation of new residents.
  • Provides all needed supplies to residents through shelter resources.
  • Assists residents in clarifying and prioritizing their needs through the use of active listening techniques.
  • Responsible for assisting individuals seeking shelter care and their children in observing shelter rules and safety rules.
  • Provides rudimentary counseling to agency clients.

Performs clerical duties appropriate to the situation.

  • Completes all required documentation on shelter residents, emergency calls, and related matters within prescribed time limits.
  • Documents any problems that shelter residents, including children, may have in the areas of shelter rules and safety rules.
  • Performs other clerical support tasks as requested.

Performs other duties as assigned or requested, including but not limited to:

  • Participation in on-call scheduling.
  • Participate in a 24-hour shift schedule for the program including weekends and holidays.
  • Performing light housekeeping and maintenance.
  • Caring for children in the shelter.

Q: What are the educational qualifications needed to apply for this job?

A: A high school diploma or GED is required.

Q: Is language proficiency a requirement for this job?

A: Fluency in the Zuni language is preferred, but not required.

Q: What experience is needed for this job?

A: A minimum of two years of work experience in the field of social services or a related field is required.

Conclusion: The Shelter Assistant role at the New Beginning Program is a great opportunity for those who are passionate about helping individuals and families in crisis. If you have a strong background in social services and a desire to make a positive impact, we encourage you to consider applying for this position.

With the opportunity to provide support and direction to shelter clients and the chance to work with a dedicated team, this role has the potential to be both rewarding and challenging. We encourage you to take the next step in your career by applying for the Shelter Assistant role at the New Beginning Program.