Website Marian’s Place (24-hour Youth Shelter)

Join our amazing Shelter Team and use your leadership and creativity to help the continued growth of our program, how it integrates into our full range of programs, and know that your job really is making a difference for homeless youth in Maine. For nearly 40 years, New Beginnings has helped children, teens, and young adults find safety, build connections, and access the opportunities for growth that they need to thrive.  Our comprehensive services prevent young people from becoming homeless, support struggling families, and help vulnerable youth grow into stable and healthy adults.

Our shelter has been operating for thirty years, providing a safe, home-like environment for youth between the ages of 12 and 19 in need of short-term housing. The goal for all the youth in our program is to transition into a safe, long term living environment where they can continue a positive transition into adulthood. The program is staffed twenty-four hours a day. In addition to working with youth on developing a plan for stability, New Beginnings offers clientele a variety of skill building groups and activities, including recreation, while they are staying with us.

Primary Duties:
Oversees daily operations and staffing of the Shelter Program.
Oversees intakes, eligibility, and record keeping for youth in the Shelter.
Provides consultation and assistance in crisis interventions.
Develops a good working knowledge of the adolescent service system, public assistance programs, and health/mental health services in the community
Ensures that shelter services utilize Youth Development principles and are responsive to youth needs
Assists in collecting and analyzing relevant data for purposes of monitoring the program’s quality and effectiveness.
Supervises, evaluates and provides direct supervision of residential staff.

Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably in a human-services related field. Two years’ experience working with youth. One year of supervisory experience is required.

Please submit a cover letter detailing your interest and relevant experience along with your résumé

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