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Since 1980, the Upper Valley Haven, located in White River Junction, VT, has provided temporary shelter and educational programming for homeless families and adults, as well as food to anyone in need. The Haven offers support and fosters independence through four domains of service: Food, Shelter, Education, and Problem Solving. The Haven is open 365 days per year and never charges for any of its services. We serve over 14,500 people per year. It is difficult to adequately describe the stress and range of emotions surrounding homelessness and poverty. The same is true of the rewards our donors, staff, and volunteers experience from helping those in need.

Summer Intern – Children’s Services Summer Program

The Upper Valley Haven seeks a Summer Intern for the Children’s Services Summer Program. This position will assist in creating and facilitating an engaging and educational experience for all children participating in our summer program. This program is for children who are either current or former guests of the Byrne Family Shelter. This program is free of cost for families, and provides kids with week-long activities including cooking, gardening, arts and crafts, sports, and reading as well as time to be active outside. All children also go on field trips including swimming, hiking, and fishing. The summer intern would help with all aspects of facilitating a daily summer program for kids, including engaging with the kids in many different activities (as described above), providing 1:1 support when needed, helping prepare meals, attending field trips, helping to communicate with families, and other logistical details. The intern would be encouraged to help create the content of the summer program alongside the Children’s Services Team, as well as helping to support engagement with outside organizations that partner with the Haven throughout the summer to offer programming. The summer program runs Mondays through Fridays from 10am to 4pm and will run for up to 8 weeks.

  • Interested candidates should have the following qualifications:
  • Experience working with children
  • Detail-oriented
  • Flexible, friendly and outgoing
  • Ability to understand and respect diverse backgrounds
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience working with families living in poverty and/homelessness is helpful but not necessary

The anticipated dates for this year’s program are June 21st to August 20th. These dates are approximate and are subject to change.

Compensation: A stipend of $200 per week is included.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to hr@uppervalleyhaven.org

Posted 3/17/21

Part Time Shelter Staff

The Upper Valley Haven is seeking shelter staff to provide assistance to guests & maintain shelter operations. Shelter staff are accountable to ensuring the environment is safe, clean, and welcoming. Qualified shelter staff have education and life experience including demonstrating respect for and acceptance of people facing challenges in their lives. They work well independently, and know how and when to ask for support. They are able to interact effectively with diverse populations and work well in a crisis. They have flexibility and adapt easily to constantly changing circumstances. We are seeking someone to work first shift (8AM to 430PM) on Saturdays and Sundays in our family shelter. Starting pay is $17.35 per hour with opportunities for professional growth. Upper Valley Haven is an EOE. Candidates with a BA in Human Services are preferred.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to hr@uppervalleyhaven.org

Posted 3/17/21

Service Coordinator – Supportive Housing

The Upper Valley Haven is seeking a qualified candidate to provide supportive housing services to people who have experienced chronic homelessness and are experiencing health, mental health and/or substance use issues. The goal of the position is to help people sustain their housing and reach their goals so that they may continue to live independently. Services are provided largely in the community or in the homes of the people served following protocols that focus on safety for all during the pandemic. Qualified candidates will be creative, flexible and empathic in meeting the needs of the people they serve. They will also have knowledge of community resources for referrals and establish collaborative working relationships with community partners. We are seeking a candidate who is comfortable and experienced in responding to mental health crises. The position is fulltime and will work with our service coordination team at the Haven and receive supervision from a licensed clinician. Qualified applicants will have BA or MA in human services/social work and experience in the field. The base salary for the position is $42,500. Salaries are adjusted upward from the base for relevant advanced degrees and experience.

Please email Human Resources hr@uppervalleyhaven.org to apply.

Posted 2/23/21

Service Coordinator – Shelter & Community

The Upper Valley Haven is seeking a qualified candidate to provide and coordinate outreach and support for individuals and families who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness. The role involves helping people access resources to obtain or sustain permanent housing. Work will be conducted in both shelter and community settings. Applicants should be empathetic, creative problem-solvers who thrive in a dynamic work environment. This position offers creative opportunities to work with local partners to aid community members in crisis. As a flexible and energetic member of the team, you will help individuals obtain permanent housing. The position is full-time and will work with our service coordination team at the Haven and receive supervision from a licensed clinician. Qualified applicants will have BA or MA in human services/social work and experience in the field. The base salary for the full-time position is $42,500. Salaries are adjusted upward from the base for relevant advanced degrees and experience.

Please email Human Resources hr@uppervalleyhaven.org to apply.

Posted 2/23/21

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