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Job Title:  Shelter Coordinator, Paso Robles

Department:  Paso RoblesTeam

Supervisor: Homeless Services Director, Paso Robles

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Date: 2020


Job Overview


Reporting to the Homeless Services Director, the Shelter Coordinator, will manage the overall shelter program activities of the El Camino Homeless Organization. The Shelter Coordinator will work closely with the Management Team, which includes the Director of Homeless Services and the Volunteer and Outreach Manager, to meet the needs of the ECHO clients and offer enrichment activities throughout the day for adults and children.

We are looking for a person who has a can-do attitude, is passionate about engaging individuals experiencing homelessness and/or has experience with this population. We are looking to fill several positions for full time Monday – Friday, daytime, 4:00 pm to midnight, overnight and weekend positions.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  1. Oversees activities and general operation at the shelter site.

  2. Checks in with previous shift staff and Chaperone Volunteers about what occurred during their shift.

  3. Evaluates the condition of the shelter premises daily upon arrival for maintenance, upkeep or cleanliness. Will report the conditions of the shelter to the management staff.

  4. Checks in clients and goes over safety and social distancing checklist.

  5. Work with the management to ensure that shelter chores are being completed by the residents.

  6. Assist residents with general requests and needs.

  7. Coordinate programs to ensure they are running efficiently and effectively.   

  8. Oversee activities and program volunteers.

  9. Create new programs as identified by staff, clients, and community as a needed resource.

  10. Track outcomes of each program for grants and publicity.

  11. Acts as liaison with outside agencies.   

  12. Ensures the safety of the residents, clients, volunteers, and shelter.

  13. Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, Talents, & Abilities


  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with all departments/levels of the organization and outside third parties in a highly professional manner.

  2. Ability to work with diverse populations including those facing challenges in the areas of mental health, domestic violence, child welfare services and aging.

  3. Excellent time-management and organizational skills with the ability to work independently and take initiative.

  4. Calm demeanor; Able to work under pressure; Able to respond to a crisis situation, health or safety issue and take appropriate and immediate action.  

  5. Able to maintain a high-level privacy and confidentiality of employees’, guests’ and clients’ information.

  6. Knowledge of universal precautions and what constitutes a medical or situational emergency.

  7. Understanding of mandated reporting laws.

  8. Must be professional, flexible, friendly, and work as a team player.

  9. Assume ownership for accomplishing assignments, requests and tasks.

  10. Intermediate knowledge of Office Suite, including WORD, EXCEL, and PowerPoint.



Education and/or Experience

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience.

  • 1-2 years’ experience working for a non-profit.


Physical Demands

 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is usually sedentary, and frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and sometimes lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.


Work Environment  

Variable work environment; work is conducted both indoors and outdoors with varying environmental conditions; door to indoor facilities often kept open, so warm clothing is required when working at night. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Noise level varies from quiet office environment to very noisy shelter and dining hall. Variable work environment; work is conducted mostly indoors.

ECHO is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, disability, sex, gender identity, marital status, age or any other protected status covered by federal or state law.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three work related references to ECHO's Homeless Services Director, Paso Robles, Jeff Al-Mashat at

No phone calls or drop-ins please.

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