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City of Portland - Shelter Attendant (Homeless Services Center) - Wednesday-Friday, Day Shift

Start Date: September 16, 2023 | End Date: December 29, 2023
County: Cumberland County
Job Type: Other


Health and Human Services Department - Social Services Division - Homeless Services Center

Full Time (37.5 Hours/Week), Permanent Position - The Homeless Services Center on Riverside Street is seeking a candidate to serve our clients at the shelter.  We are hiring for a position with the following schedule:  Wednesday-Friday, 7AM-8PM.  In addition, a monthly two-hour staff meeting is required.  This is a position at the state’s largest homeless shelter and related overflow sites. Duties include welcoming and registering homeless persons in need of shelter, inputting required data into an online data system, monitoring dorms, common areas and shelter grounds. Frequent cleaning of dorms, common areas, bathrooms and grounds is required. The position also involves crisis intervention and triage for over 200 clients per night. While working as a shelter attendant, you will rotate job duties during your shift including walking up and down flights of stairs and between multiple facilities as necessary. The candidate hired into this position also responsible for set up and take down of dormitories, including moving of mats, cots, chairs, tables, full laundry bags and other items as required. A successful candidate in this position will have a positive attitude with exceptional patience and customer service skills required.  Experience working in a homeless shelter and a valid Class C Maine Driver’s License preferred. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of satisfactory criminal background check. 

CEBA Union position – Grade 9 - Pay rate starting at $19.54 hourly.  

Come #dogoodworkwithus! Work 3 days with all the benefits of a full-time position with the City of Portland, including 14.5 paid holidays, free health insurance per individual employee (with completion of wellness activities), dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, group life insurance and more!   

Accepting applications until vacancy is filled


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City Benefits

Permanent employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine and Thomas College.  


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624. 

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