St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in Massachusetts. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, we serve an average of 500 poor and homeless men and women each day, 365 days a year.


As a leader in the field of homeless services, St. Francis House is a strong, vibrant organization. Building on our strong foundation of basic and rehabilitative programs, St. Francis House will grow and deepen our impact by further developing our focus on recovery and our employment and housing programs. We will ensure that we are doing the very best we can for those we serve by continuing to build a data-driven, outcomes-oriented culture that emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and growth.   To achieve our vision, the agency is making significant investments in our staff across the agency. If you want to make an impact in the lives of others, we want to invest in you.  We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity within our organization.

St. Francis House affirms its policy of providing equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or other legally protected status.


OUR BENEFITS

For each of our positions, we offer extensive benefits including:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance (Employer pays 90% of individual premiums and 80% of family premiums)
  • Four weeks paid Vacation per year
  • Twelve paid Holidays per year
  • Twelve paid Sick Days per year
  • Employer paid Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with 5% employer match

Current Employment Opportunities:

Organization Overview

St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in Massachusetts. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, we serve an average of 500 poor and homeless men and women each day, 365 days a year.

We ensure that we are doing the very best we can for those we serve by continuing to build a data-driven, outcomes-oriented culture that emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and growth. To achieve our vision, the agency is making significant investments in our staff across the agency. Check out our amazing benefits!

If you want to make an impact in the lives of others, we want to invest in you. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity within our organization.

 

Position Summary 

Our Philosophy of Care guides everything we do at St. Francis House – how we work with guests and how we work together as an entire organization and community.   

The Employment Specialist provides comprehensive support services to identify and address barriers to obtaining and maintaining employment. The position provides individual and group-based employment counseling, employment preparation, job search and placement support. The Employment Specialist offers career pathways services intended to develop participants’ employability skills; provides them with education and training opportunities; and places them in high-demand, high-opportunity jobs. By working collaboratively with other providers, the employment specialist ensures that employment services are part of a comprehensive plan to support successful stability in both employment and housing. 

Success is defined by his/her ability to engage participants in income maximization services that contribute to income and housing stability outcomes. 

 

Essential Duties: 

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments to identify income growth goals and needs for additional support and services.  
  • Orients program applicants to WFD job readiness and income maximization service in one on one and group settings. 
  • With program participants’ input, creates goals and individualized service plans and continuously evaluates for effectiveness. 
  • Assists participants to discover and overcome their personal barriers and assess their strengths to teach them how to use them effectively to attain their employment and housing goals 
  • As needed, meets with participants in the shelters, in the community, on job sites or in the office setting.  
  • Assists participants in the development of job search skills 
  • Skillfully develops resumes and cover letters portraying each client’s individual work experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities 
  • Provides job search support  
  • Conducts various workshops to build participants’ work/employability skills 
  • Supports participants who received job offers and assists in new employee’s onboarding process when appropriate 
  • Provides comprehensive post-placement support with an emphasis on career pathway services 
  • Keeps accurate records of work with participants, including referrals made, services provided and progress toward goals.  

  Required: 

  • Proven ability to engage and support vulnerable individuals as well as motivate and guide them toward planning for and fulfilling short and long-term goals 
  • Ability to deliver employment services to individuals with varying experience, competency and cultural backgrounds 
  • Ability to provide group and one-on-one instruction in employment and job search skills development  
  • Knowledge of essential job search skills and career planning processes 
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse people and situations; the candidate must have a high degree of cultural sensitivity and the ability to work effectively with diverse people and situations 

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of professional experience working directly with clients in the areas of employment/career counseling, job placement, and/or other workforce development-related areas. 
  • Some experience providing direct services to people with one or more of the following characteristics: homeless, living with substance use disorder and/or mental illness, and/or having histories of criminal activity and incarceration. 

EEO 

Bilingual strongly encourage 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@stfrancishouse.org.

Organization Overview

St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in Massachusetts. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, we serve an average of 500 poor and homeless men and women each day, 365 days a year.

We ensure that we are doing the very best we can for those we serve by continuing to build a data-driven, outcomes-oriented culture that emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and growth. To achieve our vision, the agency is making significant investments in our staff across the agency. Check out our amazing benefits!

If you want to make an impact in the lives of others, we want to invest in you. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity within our organization.

Job Title: Maintenance Technician/Custodian Worker   

Summary: 

The primary purpose of this position is to maintain the grounds, building, and equipment in a safe and efficient manner, in accordance with established procedures, and as directed by supervision, to assure that a successful, viable, maintenance program is maintained at all times and to maintain assigned areas in a clean, sanitary, safe, orderly, attractive manner in accordance with established procedures, and as directed by your supervisor.  

Essential Duties: 

  • Receive and follow maintenance schedule/instructions from your supervisor and as outlined in the established maintenance policies and procedures. 
  • Perform routine maintenance on grounds, parking areas, etc., by cutting trimming, policing, sweeping, etc., as necessary / directed. 
  • Perform routine maintenance and repair in the building and equipment to include plumbing, plastering, electrical, carpentry, mechanical, etc., as directed, in accordance with established procedures. 
  • Follow all established safety procedures and precautions when performing maintenance service. 
  • Maintain building in good repair, ensuring a safe, clean and orderly environment. 
  • Clean windows and screens as directed. 
  • Replace burned-out light bulbs, to include exit lights, overhead lights, fluorescent lights, office lights, etc., and perform housekeeping duties in very high places. 
  • Report all incidents/accidents, no matter how minor, to your supervisor immediately. 
  • Service heating and cooling units/systems, as specified by the manufacturer and in compliance with established policies and procedures. 
  • Perform all unscheduled maintenance tasks as directed. 
  • Report equipment malfunctions or breakdowns to your supervisor as soon as possible. 
  • Report all unsafe/hazardous conditions, defective equipment, etc., to your supervisor immediately. 
  • Ensure maintenance supplies have been replenished in work areas as necessary. 
  • Ensure that maintenance schedules are followed as outlined for respective shift/area.
  • Attend and participate in in-service educational classes and on-the-job training programs. 

Requirements: 

  • Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. 
  • Possess the ability to deal tactfully with guests, personnel, visitors and the general public.
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age and of good moral character. 
  • Be able to follow written / oral instructions. 
  • Possess basic computer skills i.e. Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel & Word).  
  • Must possess a valid MA State Driver’s License. 

 

Experience: 

  1. Two (2) years of building maintenance experience.  

EEO 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@stfrancishouse.org.