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Part-Time Shelter Staff

Position Type: Part-time, non-exempt



Shelter Relief Staff assure a safe and supportive environment for residents of BrightHouse’s safe shelter who are victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Shelter relief staff have a broad range of duties related to shelter safety and maintenance associated with daily living. Shelter relief staff are also responsible for answering crisis line calls reliably and supportively. Shelter relief staff are on duty after regular office hours on evenings, overnights, and weekends.

Specific Duties:

  • Interact with shelter residents and provide healthy social interactions

  • Welcoming new residents to shelter, providing a shelter tour and room assignments

  • Ensure the safety and security of residents by monitoring activity in the house, performing safety checks of the building, and reporting all issues in a timely manner

  • Actively participate in the upkeep of shelter as needed (cleaning common areas, sweep, mop, take out trash, cleaning rooms to prepare for new residents, etc.)

  • Answer crisis line calls reliably and appropriately

  • Utilizing on-call Advocates at appropriate times and for appropriate reasons

  • Maintaining confidentiality at all times

  • Complete and maintain shift notes for communication with incoming staff

  • Assist with other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must pass KBI background check

  • Must be able to relate in a non-judgmental manner with individuals of diverse backgrounds

  • Must be able to work effectively in crisis situations


Compensation: $12.36 per hour; estimated 16 hours per week

Benefits: Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Plan

Reports to: Shelter Manager   

Physical Qualifications: Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.


Extensive training is provided.


To Apply: Email resume to, or apply at

Questions: Call Chere at 620-663-2522

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