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Back Bay Mission is Now Hiring Day Center / Clothing Closet Assistant!

By May 29, 2024No Comments

Are you passionate about helping others and looking for a meaningful role in a supportive community environment? 

Join us as a Day Center / Clothing Closet Assistant, where you will be the welcoming face for those seeking assistance. In this vital position, you will organize donations, assist clients in finding essential items, and ensure the Day Center operates smoothly and efficiently. If you have a heart for service and a knack for organization, this role offers a rewarding opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives. Read on to discover more about the responsibilities and qualifications for this impactful position.

Job Description

Education:                  High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.
Experience:               Experience with Human Service Work, Education, Counseling Office, Work with Unsheltered Population and/or Service Industry field OR relevant experience. Data entry experience preferred.

Skills & Personal Characteristics:              

  • A genuine concern for homeless, disable, and or/ unsheltered persons.
  • Empathy for and understanding of problems, limitations, and needs of the unsheltered.
  • An ability to effectively communicate and network with other agencies and the public.
  • An ability to analyze socio-economic conditions, and identify unmet needs of those served on both micro- and macro- bases.
  • A willingness and ability to work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors.
  • An awareness of various assistance programs and entitlements available to the homeless and disabled populations.
  • Flexibility and patience.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Data entry and documentation of services provided daily.

Tasks:                                  

  1. Work in cooperation with other staff and caseworkers at Back Bay Mission (particularly the Micah Day Center) to provide direct assistance to homeless persons through the Mission’s programs and other resources.
  2. Maintain timely and detailed statistics and client case records as required by Back Bay Mission and generate program reports monthly to include impact stories.
  3. Make initial contact with all clients and visitors and direct visitors appropriately.
  4. Initiate the intake process for new clients and enter it into the database system. Create homeless IDs.
  5. Clients assign services, i.e., showers, laundry, computer, clothes closet, etc.
  6. Answer Micah Day’s phone line and take messages if the client is not in the center, monitor phone use during phone use hours, and sort, and hand out mail to the clients.
  7. Participate in other activities of Back Bay Mission as requested and needed.
  8. Assist in laundry and showers.
  9. Distribute towels for shows, toiletries, and personal care.
  10. Operate washer and dryer.
  11. Assist in maintaining the Day Center in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner always.
  12. Accepting clothing and personal care donations.
  13. Organizing and Managing donations/clothing closet/overflow shed.
  14. Speak to mission groups/campers as needed.
  15. Other tasks assigned by the Director of Client Services.

Supervision: The Micah Day Center Assistant will primarily report to the Director of Client Services and work in tandem with the Day Center Coordinator.

 If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume or send any questions to the Director of Client Services, Jonathan Briggs, at

Back Bay Mission is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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