Residential Counselor

Job Type

Full Time


Details: $14.20 per hour




District of Columbia
United States


Compensation: $14.20 per hour

Employment Type: Full-time and PRN

Non-Profit Organization

Employment Description: Residential Counselor

Performance Accountabilities

• Enforce rules and regulations to ensure the smooth and orderly operation of shelter programs

• Provide emergency first aid and summon medical assistance, when necessary

• Mediate interpersonal problems between residents

• Make regular rounds to ensure that residents and areas are safe and secure

• Observe residents to detect and report unusual behavior

• Communicate with other staff to assist with finding solutions to problems

• Collaborate with staff to develop programs to address the needs of the residents

Preparation and Knowledge

• High School Diploma or Equivalent

• Flexible work schedule ( involves nights, weekends, and holidays)

• Willing to arrive early and stay late, when necessary

• Mist be able to establish rapport wand build trust with residents in a homeless shelter

• Must have an ability to handle crisis situations

• Reliability is a priority

• Great sense of humor

• Criminal background checks and drug testing are mandatory

• CPR/First Aid Certified

• TB Clearance and criminal background checks (DC) must be obtained prior to start date


Health and Dental

Level of Language Proficiency


Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly encouraged to apply

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

Please include cover letter and resume in email; telephone calls will not be accepted.