Shelter Aide/Housekeeper

Job ID 2023-1865
Job Locations
Regular Full-Time


Are you interested in pursuing meaningful work?  Are you interested in ending intimate partner violence in Tarrant County?  SafeHaven is Tarrant County’s only state-designated family violence program – this means we have the honor of working alongside domestic violence victims to keep them safe and simultaneously do our part in holding offenders accountable.  We offer flexible work-life balance and an opportunity to change the community – and the world.  We are excited to welcome new staff into our family and to work on this critical, life-saving mission together.



Manages the cleanliness and upkeep of physical resources of the agency.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Manages the physical resources of the agency.


Cleans and maintains organization of shelter and administration storage areas.


Cleans and maintains organization of health clinic, staff lounge, staff bathrooms, linen closet, janitor's closet, offices, and household storage areas.


Accepts, sorts, and organizes designated items donated for shelter services, using them to routinely stock appropriate areas.


Cleans empty resident rooms, prepares them for new clients.


Works in conjunction with maintenance staff to maintain floor care throughout the shelter (i.e. Carpet and VCT tile).


Assists client services staff with monitoring chore completion.


Cleans residential common areas as assigned by supervisor.


Places all donations going to the thrift store in appropriate routing areas.



In accordance with the team philosophy of the agency, may routinely be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed above.


Must act in accordance with the agency's mission statement and goals.



On occasion, enlists and informally supervises clients in special projects such as donation sorting, stocking or extra cleaning.


QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Ability to read and comprehend documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals.  Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Ability to communicate in a helpful and courteous manner.



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



Current Food Handlers Certification (health card) required.  Food Manager’s License required, or must be able to obtain within the first 6 months of employment. Maintenance of the Food Manager’s License will be required once obtained.  Current Texas Driver's License required.  Proof of automobile liability insurance required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Frequent standing, walking, lifting up to 50 pounds, stooping.


WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, and/or irritating or caustic substances.  Occasional exposure to temperature extremes, dampness, dust.


Our agency has a vaccination mandate and requires all new hires to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  We are also an equal opportunity employer and reasonable accommodations will be considered for valid medical or religious exemptions.  Details on the vaccination mandate as well as possible accommodations can be provided by Human Resources.


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