How to Become a Relief Shelter Worker

Relief Shelter Worker Job Description

Relief shelter workers are responsible for the safety and overall well-being of emergency and transitional housing program residents.



Relief Shelter Worker Job Duties

  • Assist with maintaining shelter cleanliness
  • Distribute mail
  • Maintain friendly relationships with neighbours
  • Ensure that program rules are being adhered to by residents
  • Monitor and record the arrival and departure of individuals and families
  • Notify social work staff in case of emergency relating to shelter residents
  • Meet with shelter housing program director periodically
  • Ensure a safe and supportive atmosphere is provided within the shelter
  • Log event notes, including any incidents that occur
  • Work cooperatively with other staff in assisting clients toward the goals of permanent housing and stable income



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