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South Middlesex Opportunity Council Program Specialist Weekend Evenings in Westborough, Massachusetts


Monitor the adherence to house rules and routines by residents, ensure the safety and security of the shelter, and respond to emergency situations overnight, weekends, or on an as needed basis .


  • Be responsible for the safety and security of the shelter Respond calmly and effectively in emergency situations

  • Monitor chores, curfews, and household rules and routines Set limits, de-escalate disruptive situations, and give warnings as needed

  • Written communication in the logs at the end of each shift

  • Offer support to residents

  • Attend all staff meetings, group trainings, and supervisions as needed

  • Accept donations and oversee volunteer activities

  • Uphold confidentiality

  • Must be able to drive the SMOC Program van to transport clients Engage all clients by understanding and addressing their needs whether within or outside the scope of work

  • Attend & participate in engagement team meetings as requested and communicate effectively with clients and staff in other areas

  • Maintain confidentiality of client, employee, and agency information in accordance with federal and state laws and funder requirements

  • Ensure compliance with program/department, agency and/or funder requirements as well as SMOC policies and procedures

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED

  • Sensitivity to low-income families of diverse backgrounds

  • Ability to work independently

  • Bilingual strongly preferred Good oral and written communication skills

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation


  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs.

  • Ability to lift at minimum 25 lbs.


  • Directly reports to Program Director

  • Indirectly reports to None

  • Direct reports of this position are None

  • Indirect reports of this position are None


    As part of the responsibilities of this position, the Program Specialist will have direct or incidental contact with clients served by SMOC in various programs funded or administered through the Executive Office of Health and Human Services . A successful background check is required .

13 hours per week