Portland Rescue Mission Men's Ministry - Nighttime Guest Care Team Member in Portland, Oregon

Portland Rescue Mission

Department: Operations

Work Location: Burnside Shelter

Reports to: Guest Care Manager

Employment Status: Part Time, Non-exempt

Effective Date: June 2017

Typical Hours Required: Varies 6:30 PM- 6 AM (Dependent Upon Shift Rotation)

Pay Rate: $12.50 per hour

General Description of Work

Responsible for ministering to the guests and male residents during the evening, providing assistance in basic operations, and maintaining a safe environment of the facility, both for those in residence and those receiving emergency services, including overnight shelter.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct incremental rounds for fire and security purposes (walk through entire building, including men's overnight shelter and restrooms).

  • Answer phone to take messages, answer questions and make appropriate referrals.

  • Receive incoming donations and complete donation receipts.

  • Attend to guests coming to the front door after hours (hand out blankets or assist when and where appropriate).

  • Maintain a safe and healing environment for the residents, guests and staff through the current practices of ministry as defined in the Outreach Best Practice Manual.

  • Perform basic, operationally needed, tasks like laundry rotation during the overnight hours, as well as maintaining the restrooms and lobby environment

General Functions

  • interact with male guests sleeping in our Guest Care Center and dormitory as required.

  • Monitor security cameras.

  • Be available for relational ministry—especially with men in our long-term programs.

  • Participate in Portland Rescue Mission special events including holiday celebrations, outings, meetings, retreats, and banquets, including weekly staff meetings and trainings as able outside of shift coverage.

  • Demonstrate flexibility in working together as a team member for the common goals of PRM including performance of tasks outside the parameters of this job description.

Other Duties as Assigned

In this and any position with Portland Rescue Mission, it is impossible to predict the many requests and assignments that can and will be made on an employee. Flexibility and a cooperative spirit are crucial characteristics of the person who holds this important position and for the successful operation of Portland Rescue Mission services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to maintain calm in tense/possibly violent situations

  • Knowledge of and experience in sharing relationally your relationship with Jesus Christ

  • Strong multitasking ability

  • Experience in Microsoft Windows software

  • Self starter

  • Prompt and thorough in job performance

  • Creative and logical problem solving

  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player

Personal Attributes & Values

  • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and a testimony of continued growth in faith

  • Spiritual maturity as defined by traditional Biblical Standards

  • Adheres to Portland Rescue Mission’s Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics

  • Desire to serve God in the ministry to hurting men, women and children

  • A pleasant, gentle, grace filled manner toward others

  • Possess and demonstrates excellent integrity

  • Composed and professional

  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks as assigned

  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. unassisted

Equipment Used

  • Telephone, fax and voice mail

  • Computer

  • Copier and related office equipment

  • CCTV Camera Systems

  • Industrial Laundry Equipment

Mission Statement

We share the Word of God and demonstrate the love of Christ to transform the lives of people experiencing homelessness or addiction.