Life Skills Facilitator

We are looking for an individual who will be responsible for consulting with the Shelter and Housing departments, as you assist with researching, designing, implementing and conducting life skills classes for all families served by BHS. The Life Skills Program is designed to build competencies, which will allow our clients to live independently long-term. It is the chief role of the Facilitator to plan, source out, arrange or facilitate activities that will raise the capacity of client families to achieve long-term housing stability and prevent a return to homelessness. This may include an increase the self-esteem and wellness our clients; providing activities that develop life skills;

The most qualified candidate must have

A relevant degree such as Social Work, Child & Youth Care, Adult Education or related field especially with regard to homelessness and vulnerable youth,

  • Minimum of 1-2 years working with at-risk individuals and groups
  • Experience with working in a Trauma Informed Care environment.
  • Experience with facilitating groups of adults.
  • An ability to meet adults and children where they are at and an understanding of the impacts of trauma on human development;
  • Ability to provide leadership and healthy role modeling;
  • Understanding/sensitivity to various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds of the clients the agency serves;
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to meet BHS vehicle insurance requirements

Must be willing to work based on the COVID-19 Safety Protocols.

If selected for an interview, must be able to interview via a Zoom meeting.

Shelter Assistant–Weekends 7:00 a.m-. 7:00 p.m.

 We are looking an individual who is willing to work with the social services team to oversee the operation of the family shelter. You will be responsible for ensuring a safe environment supervising guests, guest orientations, exit interviews and room checks. You will be responsible for communicating with co-workers to ensure continuity between shifts. Responsibilities also include general cleaning, minor maintenance and preparation of rooms for all shelter participants.   You will be responsible for communicating Policies/procedures and house activities to families and communicating with other Bethany House Shelter staff members.

Must be willing to work based on the COVID-19 Safety Protocols.

If selected for an interview, must be able to interview via a Zoom meeting.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • At least two years of working experience with the homeless population is preferred.
  • Understand and have demonstrated de-escalating techniques which includes effective listening skills.
  • Excellent customer services skills: demonstrated ability to work with clients.
  • Good judgment so you can respond to emergencies or difficult situations.
  • Good instructional skills to be able to explain things in terms that young children can understand.
  • Interpersonal skills to work well with people
  • Patience to be able to respond calmly to overwhelming and difficult situations.
  • Physical stamina – lots of energy
  • Must be able to complete a criminal background check and drug test.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Qualified candidates should email resumes to

Mary Bennett Brown, Human Resources Director 

513-557-2404 or email her at

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