NSKS Employment Opportunities

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.

NSKS Employment Opportunities

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.

Kitchen Supervisor, Full time (40 hours)

General Summary

The full-time Kitchen Supervisor ensures that our community kitchen runs efficiently by preparing meals and supervising all volunteers and community service workers assigned to that area. In addition, occasional pantry assistance may be needed. This is a 40-hour position; additional hours may sometimes be required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepare and serve a nutritious dinner daily for 100-150 diners utilizing food items on hand.
  • Ensure all food safety standards are followed and enforced.
  • Monitor clients and enforce all rules for safety.
  • Ensure enough meals are pressed to support our Meals for Kids program.
  • Perform routine maintenance of kitchen equipment.
  • Work with Director of Food Services to train and supervise volunteers and community service workers.
  • Accept, document, and distribute donations received in accordance with agency policies.
  • Adhere to and enforce agency procedures regarding the distribution of food, toiletries, and other items.
  • Complete incident reports as needed.
  • Clean kitchen areas, dining rooms, and common areas.
  • Report any facility issues immediately to the Director of Food Services.
  • Maintain kitchen areas and equipment, dining rooms, and dry good shelving in an orderly manner.
  • Responsible for procuring outside aid as emergencies arise.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education and Experience

  • Experience in food services required.
  • Experience in supervising is a plus.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work with people of differing socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work with people who may be mentally ill, experiencing substance abuse disorders, and/or homelessness.
  • Must utilize good judgment and be able to set limits, enforce rules, and diffuse crisis situations.
  • Must be clean, neat, personable, and able to represent the agency to donors and businesses.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to communicate and express ideas effectively.

EOE

The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter offers competitive compensation plus excellent benefits and a supportive workplace culture.
Mail resume or completed application to Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, PO Box 3116, Nashua NH 03061-3116 or by email to erika@nsks.org No calls or drop ins, please.

Direct Care Shelter Support, Part-time (30 hours)

General Summary

Shelter Support staff are responsible for maintaining a safe, clean, and well-functioning environment for clients staying at our emergency shelters.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide awake coverage for afternoons and evenings of the emergency shelter.
  • Provide a safe, clean, and neat environment for all by ensuring that all rules are followed, client chores are done satisfactorily, and staff areas are cleaned.
  • Resolve guest problems according to established procedures.
  • Accept emergency referrals, complete intakes, and assign beds according to procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date client files and records documenting services.
  • Statistical data entry and report generation.
  • Report any equipment or facility repair needs as soon as possible.
  • Maintain general security of building by performing house-checks and phone-checks as scheduled.
  • Answer telephone and agency emails. Share information with other staff and clients. Print and post information as needed.
  • Complete hourly log entries.
  • Procure outside aid for emergencies as necessary.
  • Prepare bag lunches and snacks for clients.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attendance is an essential function of the job.
  • Understand, believe, and advocate for the mission of the NSKS.
  • Maintain strict standards of client confidentiality.
  • Adhere to agency policies, procedures, and a professional code of ethics.
  • Assist in fostering good public relations of the agency.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings, staff training programs, supervisory sessions, and accept the responsibility for aiding in the development of positive team relationships.
  • Participate in formalized training that would increase skills.
  • Flexibility in work schedule.
  • Must maintain up-to-date contact information.
  • Use required time and attendance apps.

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 required. Have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, to communicate, and express ideas effectively. Flexibility and a sense of humor are most beneficial.

EOE

The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter offers competitive compensation plus excellent benefits and a supportive workplace culture.
Mail resume or completed application to Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, PO Box 3116, Nashua NH 03061-3116 or by email to erika@nsks.org No calls or drop ins, please.

Social Worker (MSW)

General Summary:

We are seeking a compassionate and competent professional to assist clients in ending the cycle of homelessness. Guided by a strong and sincere commitment to NSKS’s mission, this person will move individuals and families from unsheltered homelessness to appropriate housing and help them access necessary social service resources.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work with some related work experience.
  • Two or more years of experience providing case management with individuals or families experiencing homelessness or related fields either associated with degree program or independently.
  • Licensing, certification, and registration in the State of New Hampshire (or pending).
  • Competence in diversion-focused mediation preferred. Non-certified candidates will be required to complete training within ninety (90) days if selected.
  • Knowledge / familiarity with harm reduction, substance use disorders, and mental health disorders.
  • Interest in innovating how support is preferred to at-risk and/or vulnerable populations most welcomed.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide individualized client support, using evidence-based case management tools, by helping each client develop a plan to address their barriers, increase their income, and maintain and sustain permanent housing.
  • Advocate for and assist clients in navigating the service delivery system, providing information and referral services as needed, and serving as a liaison with various social service agencies, including mental health clinics and hospitals, to ensure receipt of appropriate clinical and social services.
  • Maintain consistent contact with clients based on assessed needs, program policies, and funding guidelines. Client engagement will include home visits once housed. Client visits will include engagement on the streets, in parks, in encampments, abandoned buildings, etc., prior to housing.
  • Work collaboratively with case management professionals concurrently supporting clients to ensure ongoing coordination of services.
  • Work collaboratively with Street Outreach team members to provide on-call coverage, support surge capacity for encampment activities, surge capacity for disaster shelter coverage, and staff occasional street outreach events.
  • Develop and coordinate client care plans involving outreach staff and overnight shelter staff in coordination with the Director of Housing Services.
  • Participate in community meetings and other activities as requested by supervisor or agency leadership.
  • Maintain accurate client documentation in HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) database in compliance with agency, COC, and HUD guidelines and expectations. Ensure all case files and other records strictly comply with policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate care and develop significant trust with clients while maintaining strong boundaries in client relationships.
  • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate social/peer support.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, direction, and supervision to all staff under your supervision.
  • Providing crisis intervention as needed.

How to Apply:

The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter offers competitive compensation ($48,000 – $55,000), excellent benefits, and a supportive workplace culture. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume along with a thoughtful cover letter via email to erika@nsks.org and include Social Worker (MSW) in the subject line. Kindly note that resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. No telephone calls or drop-ins, please.

Building Maintenance Technician

The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, Inc. is searching for a Building Maintenance Technician. This is a new position. A successful candidate is one who is flexible and able to grow with the position.

General Summary:

Responsible for routine maintenance of all facilities and janitorial tasks. Maintain buildings and surrounding grounds in a clean, neat, and safe condition. Work is performed in accordance with standardized procedures or prior instructions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform needed maintenance on buildings and grounds, such as replacing locks and ceiling tiles, adjusting various pieces of equipment, minor plumbing and incidental electrical repairs, light carpentry, and painting;
  • Maintain grounds by performing a variety of tasks, such as pruning shrubs and trees, removing snow and ice, watering vegetable gardens and other tasks associated with grounds maintenance;
  • Perform preventive maintenance on equipment and buildings, per established schedules;
  • Perform daily routine custodial and janitorial tasks, such as emptying waste baskets and recycling bins, washing windows, sweeping and washing floors, vacuuming and/or steam cleaning rugs and carpets, assist in the moving and/or disposal of furniture or equipment, clean and sanitize common areas, including bathrooms, community room, kitchens, laundry rooms, showers, hallways, stairways, and similar tasks;
  • Apply appropriate solvents and solutions, such as detergents, soaps, scouring powders, waxes, polishes, etc., according to best practice procedures;
  • May be required to work extended hours as needed to meet agency requirements;
  • Maintain the confidentiality of clients, volunteers, and staff in accordance with NSKS policies and procedures;
  • Maintain paperwork to include logs of work completed at each location;
  • Abide by all NSKS safety policies and procedures.

This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week, flexible hours. There is the possibility that this position will grow to require more hours. NSKS offers a flexible schedule, competitive starting wage, and excellent benefits.

Due to COVID-19 and reduced staff on site, we ask that you respond to this job post via email only.

EOE

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

On-Call Kitchen Staff

Requirements:

  • The ability to work with people of differing socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds
  • The ability to follow guidelines for meal prep
  • The ability to communicate effectively with volunteers
  • Oversee sorting and placement of daily deliveries
  • Coordinate meal service in a fast paced kitchen
  • Have flexibility and a sense of humor

Responsibilities:

  • Provide coverage for a Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, as called, as needed

EOE

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

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