Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is seeking individuals to support both our adult and family shelters overnight. We currently have regular and per diem (on call) openings on our evening and overnight shifts, covering 4:00pm – 8:00am. We have ability to consider both FT and PT applicants.

Our Adult Shelter, the Waystation, is open from 6:00pm – 8:00am, 365 nights a year for individual adults seeking a safe place to sleep. Our team members provide the critical service of welcoming the guests, ensuring they have everything they need for the night including clean linens, access to showers, laundry, etc. and monitoring the shelter to ensure it’s safe and secure for guests and staff.

Our Family Shelter is staffed 24/7, 365 days of the year. Our evening and overnight team members assist families with accessing supports, enforcing program expectations such as quiet hours, and addressing needs as they arise, ultimately ensuring the shelter is safe and secure for guests and staff. The overnight Family Shelter Support position includes asleep hours, in which the team member can choose to sleep in the provided space and be on call for support.

We are seeking individuals who are looking for an opportunity to give back to their community in a meaningful way, want to work in a supportive and collaborative environment, and align with our values. At COTS we believe: In the value and dignity of every human life; that housing is a fundamental human right; and that emergency shelter is not the solution to homelessness.

Our Shelter Support roles start at $19/hour for per diem and $20/hour for regular team members. We also offer a $2.00/hour Overnight Premium for awake hours worked between 12:00am – 8:00am.

Minimum of HS degree or equivalent required. At least one year of related experience required; A combination of coursework and experience will also be considered. Strong candidates will have experience with individuals experiencing homelessness and crisis intervention, as well as knowledge of resources and services for individuals and families. This includes federal and state housing subsidy programs and affordable housing systems. Ability to work with individuals with mental health, medical, substance abuse and employment issues required.

If you are interested in working with COTS we encourage you to visit our website, www.cotsonline.org, to review our available opportunities and submit your resume and cover letter to jobs @cotsonline.org.

We are a team of passionate individuals who believe in the value and dignity of every human life. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and welcome all. Join us on our mission to end homelessness!

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $19.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan


  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
COTS has implemented a mandatory COVID Vaccination policy for all staff.

Work Location: One location