NSKS Employment Opportunities

Come Join Our Team!

The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter is looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, passionate and compassionate about what they do.

We’ve listed below our current opportunities. Please read through the Requirements and Responsibilities and if you’d like to pursue one of the open positions, follow the directions in the “How to Apply” section.

Come Join Our Team!

The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter is looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, passionate and compassionate about what they do.

We’ve listed below our current opportunities. Please read through the Requirements and Responsibilities and if you’d like to pursue one of the open positions, follow the directions in the “How to Apply” section.

Housing Navigator / Shelter Case Manager

The Housing Navigator (20 hours) is responsible in researching and developing relationships with landlords in the Greater Nashua area to assist potential clients in becoming tenants as well as the tenants on the fourth floor of 35 Spring Street. The Shelter Case Manager (20 hours) is responsible for assisting NSKS in providing services specifically to the shelter clients.
 

Essential Job Functions:
Housing Navigator (20 hours) including 4th floor tenants

  • Research and contact landlords in the Greater Nashua area and other areas in the State
  • Build a solid relationship with landlords
  • Build liaison between landlords and tenant being referred
  • Set-up and visit possible rentals for clients
  • Inspect the rental property (to assure in good condition)
  • Assist clients in locating affordable housing
  • Refer appropriate people to landlords for possible permanent housing
  • Maintain client files and records documenting services
  • Assist clients with paperwork when needed

Essential Job Functions:
Shelter Case Manager (20 hours) for 4th floor tenants as well

  • Ensure that all agency services are available to clients.
  • Work with Director Housing Services to coordinate services for Hispanic shelter guests.
  • Assist clients in accessing housing subsidies, welfare benefits and other entitlement programs.
  • Represent NSKS in the community, especially the Hispanic Community.
  • Provide follow-up support services to shelter participants after they leave the program.
  • Make referrals to other agencies when appropriate and act as liaison to coordinate services for clients.
  • Maintain client files.
  • Maintain strict standards of client confidentiality.
  • Provide services in a professional and ethical manner, working to enhance the quality of life of the client
  • Assist in fostering good public relations of the agency.
  • Attend community meetings and participate in task forces and committees as necessary
  • Attend staff meetings as required.
  • Participate in formalized training to increase skills
  • Flexibility in work schedule
  • Attendance is an essential function of the position
  • Must maintain up-to-date contact information

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Performs other related duties as required.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Services or related discipline and/or a minimum of three years’ relevant experience in a human services, education or related area. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Competence in Microsoft Word and email communication required. Duties require knowledge and understanding of issues associated with homelessness and the unique problems that beset people who become homeless, as well as knowledge of the social service referral network in the greater Nashua area. Ability to work with people of differing socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds is essential.

Equipment Used

Computer and other general office equipment.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk and hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee is regularly exposed to the public and may be exposed to verbal or physical hostility.

Work is primarily performed in an office setting; however travel to offsite locations maybe required. Must have reliable transportation and car insurance.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

EOE

Mail completed applications to Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, PO Box 3116, Nashua NH 03061-3116 or by email to aixa@nsks.org No calls or drop ins, please.

Direct Care Shelter Staff

The overnight shelter staff is responsible for providing awake overnight coverage of the emergency shelter. This position reports to the Shelter Manager.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide awake overnight coverage of the emergency shelter.
  • Data entry and report generation.
  • Reports to the Shelter Manager.
  • Provide safe environment in shelter by insuring that all rules are followed.
  • Resolve guest problems according to established procedures.
  • Accept emergency referrals, complete intakes, and assign beds according to procedures.
  • Maintain general security of building performing house-checks and phone-checks as scheduled.
  • Answer phone while on duty.
  • Complete hourly log entries.
  • Procure outside aid for emergencies as necessary.
  • Enter statistical data to generate computer reports.
  • Prepare bag lunches and snacks for guests.
  • Ability to perform laundry duties for the house.
  • Ability to clean the office space.
  • Attend staff meetings as required by Shelter Manager.
  • Ability to stay awake overnight.
  • Ability to climb stairs.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Good judgment and initiative in problem solving.
  • Ability to set limits and enforce rules.
  • Strong boundaries.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Awareness of issues surrounding homelessness and the problems that beset people
  • who become homeless.
  • Flexibility in work schedule
  • Attendance is an essential part of the position
  • Must maintain up-to-date contact information.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Performs other related duties as required.

Education and Experience

Experience in human services; dealing with low-income and homeless individuals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Duties require knowledge, understanding and experience in working with homeless persons. Ability to set limits, enforce rules, diffuse crisis situations, and use good judgment and initiative in problem solving are considered essential in performing the duties of this position. The ability to work with people of differing socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds is mandatory. Have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, to communicate, and express ideas effectively. Have flexibility and a sense of humor.

Equipment Used

Household appliances; computers; and other home and office equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, sharp blades or utensils, blood borne pathogens or other diseases. The noise level in the work environment may be loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, climb stairs, crawl and/or balance; and talk or hear. The employee may be required to lift and/or move more than 20 pounds.

The employee is regularly exposed to the public and may be exposed to verbal or physical hostility.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

EOE

Mail resume or completed application to Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, PO Box 3116, Nashua NH 03061-3116 or by email to aixa@nsks.org No calls or drop ins, please.

Shelter Support, on-call

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide awake coverage for evenings and/or overnights of the emergency shelter.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date client files and records documenting services.
  • Statistical data entry and report generation.
  • Provide safe environment in shelter by ensuring that all rules are followed.
  • Resolve guest problems according to established procedures.
  • Accept emergency referrals, complete intakes, and assign beds according to procedures.
  • Maintain general security of building performing house-checks and phone-checks as scheduled.
  • Answer telephone while on duty.
  • Complete hourly log entries.
  • Procure outside aid for emergencies as necessary.
  • Prepare bag lunches and snacks for guests.

Education and Experience

Experience in human services; dealing with low-income and homeless individuals as well as substance abuse and mental health issues.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Duties require knowledge, understanding, and experience in working with persons experiencing homelessness. Ability to set limits, enforce rules, diffuse crisis situations, and use good judgment and initiative in problem solving are considered essential in performing the duties of this position. The ability to work with people of differing socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds is mandatory. Have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, to communicate, and express ideas effectively. Have flexibility and a sense of humor.

EOE

Mail resume or completed application to Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, PO Box 3116, Nashua NH 03061-3116 or by email to aixa@nsks.org No calls or drop ins, please.

Kitchen Staff, on-call

We are looking for an on-call individual to provide coverage in our kitchen located at 2 Quincy St., Nashua, NH 03061. This is an on-call position with no set schedule.
 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Cook and serve meals to clients
  • Maintain clean work area
  • Work with volunteers
  • Stock food pantry
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Requirements:

  • Experience in food services a plus
  • Experience working with underserved population and maintaining confidentiality

EOE

Mail completed applications to Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, PO Box 3116, Nashua NH 03061-3116 or by email to aixa@nsks.org No calls or drop ins, please.