Relief Resource Counselor

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Homeward Bound of Marin
San Rafael, CA

Homeward Bound of Marin

Published 15 days ago

$18 - $18Night shift $19.00

Title: Relief Resource Counselor

Regular Full Time:

Hourly Hiring Range:  $18.00 (night shift ($19.00)          Grade: n/a

Reports to: Program Director                                                   Non-Exempt

Unit: Residential - Shelter

Programs                                          Start Date:

Principal Responsibility:

Under the direction of the Program Director, the Resource Counselor

works with homeless adults who are experiencing the trauma of homelessness and

poverty. The Resource Counselor provides a balance of encouragement and support

while holding individuals accountable to program agreements and personal goals.

Major Duties:

  • Work with homeless individuals on a one to one basis and in group settings
  •  Address barriers to housing stability: recovery/addiction/relapse, mental illness, under- employment, and various other obstacles
  • Manage conflicts and crisis situations as they arise
  • Provide supportive counseling, guidance, supervision, & referrals to community resources
  •  Help residents manage personal health & hygiene, well-being, interpersonal relationships, mental health and substance use issues       
  • Interact as part of a team with other Homeward Bound staff and to communicate pertinent shift information both verbally and in writing
  • Maintain records and collect information as required by the program
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, supervision, and training
  • Provide emergency services as needed, as well as ongoing case management which may include interacting with law enforcement, psychiatric services, and other community agencies and staff
  •  Report program, resident, and facility needs to appropriate persons
  •   Collect and log all program fees accurately
  •   Assign and supervise completion of daily chores by residents
  •  Perform other relevant duties as assigned


  •    Establishes and maintains open and collaborative relationships with colleagues.
  •    Greets, communicates, and treats all program participants with respect, dignity, and an attitude of service.
  •  Maintains confidentiality related to all program participants.
  •  Communicates clearly and consistently with supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

Education or Training Equivalent To:

High school diploma required; further education, certification, or comparable professional experience in social work, psychology, or a related or relevant field (Preferred)

Minimum Years of Additional Related Experience:

  •  2-3 years’ experience working with

under-resourced, low-income populations; experience working with individuals

experiencing homelessness, desired

  •     Knowledge of mental health, substance abuse, and recovery/addiction issues

Physical Requirements:

  •      Ability to sit, and use a computer

mouse, keyboard, and monitor, for moderate periods of time (1 – 3 hours per


  •    Ability to stoop, crouch, kneel, and/or crawl on occasion
  •         Ability to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 40 pounds

Special Qualifications &

Qualities (skills, abilities, licenses):

 Enthusiasm for working with individuals experiencing homelessness

  •       Ability to empower and motivate people to make positive changes
  •         Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience


Experience with Windows and Microsoft

Office Suite software


Self-starter who takes appropriate

initiative, has excellent time management and organizational skills, the

ability to prioritize and organize, is creative and has a sense of humor

Dynamic, resourceful, flexible, kind,

compassionate, understanding

 High level of awareness and comfort

working in a culturally and ethnically diverse work environment


It always has been and continues to be Homeward Bound’s policy that employees should be able to

enjoy a work environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination.

All decisions regarding recruiting, hiring, promotion, assignment, training,

termination, and other terms and conditions of employment will be made without

regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry,

gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability,

work-related injury claim, veteran status, or political ideology, or any

perception thereof.


Homeward Bound is

committed to providing safe and productive working, learning, and living environments

for our staff and clients. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations

for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may

include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search,

and motor vehicle history.

Title: Relief Resource Counselor

Regular Full Time:

Hourly Hiring Range:  $18.00 (night shift ($19.00)          Grade: n/a

Reports to: Program Director                                                   Non-Exempt

Unit: Residential - Shelter

Programs                                          Start Date:

Principal Responsibility:

Under the direction…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Temporary


No benefits

No benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

English, Spanish

English, Spanish


830 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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