St. Vincent De Paul of San Francisco

Program Aid – Swing Shift

JOB TITLE:                       Program Aid – Swing shift 4 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
SCHEDULE:                     40 hours per week, 5 days per week
LOCATION:                     525 – 5th Street, San Francisco, CA  94107
CLASSIFICATION:      Non-exempt, Full-time, union
SUPERVISOR:             Swing Supervisor
SALARY/BENEFITS:    $14.26 per hour, benefits full medical (Kaiser), voluntary dental/vision


Under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor, the Program Aid is responsible for assisting in the general operation of the MSC.  This position will monitor and control activities of the clients ensuring the safety of the shelter.


  • Provide resource and referral information for clients
  • Responsible for respectful and courteous treatment of all clients at all times.
  • Monitor and control activities in the Shelter, ensuring the safety of residents and staff.
  • Follow and maintain rules and regulations described in the Shelter’s operations manual.
  • Implement and adhere to Standards of Care per City/County legislation.
  • Use CHANGES software to record client data.
  • Complete incident reports timely when required.
  • Make area checks as assigned.
  • Carry protective gloves at all times and use them as appropriate.
  • Perform bed checks.
  • Distribute and collect blankets and towels.
  • Monitor meal lines.
  • Responsible for cleanliness of bed and work areas, including restrooms.
  • Attend monthly all-staff meetings.
  • Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.


  • High school degree or equivalent
  • One year experience working with diverse populations in a shelter or non-profit setting.
  • Good communication skills in spoken and written English as well as ability to read.
  • Ability to work with men and women who are homeless, indigent, alcoholic, mentally ill, and/or unemployed.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in crisis situations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with staff.
  • Ability to learn new skills and follow supervisor’s instructions.
  • Proficient in data entry, learning new software and Microsoft Word.
  • Demonstrated use of Vincentian values such as respect, dignity, integrity, compassion, justice and stewardship.
  • Ability to advocate for clients and use resourcefulness to help clients and resolve problems.
  • Demonstrated excellence in relating to clients and duties.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with guests, volunteers and staff.
  • Commitment to the mission of St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco.
    This position requires current CPR and First Aid certification given by MSC and negative result of TB test. 


St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco, Multi-Service 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 conviction


To apply please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position and a resume to Lois Dutton:

Email: or via fax to 415-977-1271