Interfaith Works
  • Rockville, MD, USA
  • 17.00-17.00
  • Part Time


Position Title


Reports to

Relief Staff

Becky's House/Priscilla's House

Program Support Manager

Employment Status

FLSA Status

Effective Date



Interfaith Works' Homeless Services seeks shelter staff to provide essential staffing of its shelters. It is the responsibility of staff on duty to ensure the safety, well-being, and dignity of all occupants while on duty. Shelter staff designated as "relief" are hired as temporary, hourly employees who are assigned to cover shifts when normally scheduled staff take leave or are otherwise unable to work. Shelter staff may work part-time to full-time hours based on individual availability; however, flexibility is imperative. Currently, we are looking for relief staff in two of our programs: Becky's House & Priscilla's House.


  • Be available and flexible enough to cover shifts of other shelter staff when they are on leave, during holidays, or inclement weather.
  • Be responsible for monitoring shelter residents while on duty.
  • Assist in keeping all shelter activities running smoothly including showers, laundry, daily activity reports, chores, medication monitoring, bedtime, and morning routine.
  • Call emergency services to address any emergencies
  • Respectfully reinforce resident guidelines.
  • Monitor residents as they take and sign for all prescribed medications at the appropriate times.
  • Work with Case Managers and Program Directors to assist in coordinating services for shelter residents.
  • Keep informed of shelter updates by reading logs and emails.
  • Be responsible for welcoming volunteers and ensuring meals are served in a timely manner.
  • Answer phone calls and inquiries while on duty.
  • Meet with supervisor individually and attend regular staff meetings.
  • Attend trainings in core areas including Communication & Boundaries, Mental Health, Substance Use, Crisis Intervention, First Aid, and CPR.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 1-2 years of employment or volunteer experience in direct human service.
  • Some understanding of mental illness, substance use, and human behavior.
  • Ability to work as a team.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.
  • Experience in crisis intervention a plus.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.


Interested applicants should submit a resume and salary requirement and apply through this link:

Interfaith Works is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to a continued focus on equitable hiring, training, promotional practices, and policies. We are a drug free workplace and comply with ADA regulations, as applicable.

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