St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco
RILEY CENTER | Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence
JOB TITLE: Overnight Counselor
SCHEDULE: Thursday and Saturday Nights 9:30PM-6:00AM
LOCATION: Confidential shelter site
SUPERVISOR: Residential Program Manager
SALARY: $15 per hour
BENEFITS: pro-rated vacation /sick hours, mandatory union membership
Under the direct guidance of the Residential Program Manager, this position will provide overnight coverage for shelter and the entire building.
• Ensure the safety and security of the residents.
• Provide sole staffing coverage at night: crisis intervention, conflict resolution, peer support, and manage emergency procedures.
• As needed, provide direct client services: individual counseling, advocacy and emergency transportation (using program vehicle)
• As needed, maintain and compile client records, including individual case files, crisis-line forms, daily log and service statistics.
• Conduct nightly interior perimeter and census checks of the entire building.
• Responsible for turning on/off alarm system as needed.
• Participate in staff meetings as appropriate and requested.
• Represent Riley Center in community activities as needed.
• Upon hiring, complete next available domestic violence training offered by Riley Center or other certified trainer.
• Participate in appropriate on-going staff development training.
• Share shelter management duties: maintain donations, clean/set-up rooms, trash/recycling, laundry, basic maintenance, etc.
• Participate in on-going cross training to perform duties in other departments of the agency as needed.
• Assist with administrative tasks.
• Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.
• AA degree in social services or related field preferred or equivalent work experience.
• One year of Case Management experience.
• Experience and familiarity with a variety of creative arts and children’s play/educational activities.
• Knowledge of issues of child abuse/neglect, children who have experienced domestic violence and child development.
• Demonstrated skills in counseling, case management and client advocacy with children and families.
• Familiarity with Harm Reduction philosophy and approach.
• Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
• Understanding of domestic violence issues, especially in context to race, class, gender, and sexual identity.
• Knowledge, experience, and comfort working with a diverse community, including LGBTQQ, youth, immigrant, low income communities, and communities of color.
• Working knowledge of community resources.
• Demonstrated commitment to open, direct, and non-violent communication.
• Ability to de-escalate crisis situations and make decisions under pressure.
• Basic reporting skills including data entry, Excel and Word processing.
• Strong initiative and ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a small office.
• Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, volunteers and staff.
• Commitment to the mission of St. Vincent de Paul Society
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco – Riley Center
is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and or conviction records.
Interested applicants please send a cover letter with your resume for consideration to: