Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency
  • Salem, OR, USA
  • $38,480
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Kaiser medical/vision, dental, Life Insurance and AD&D, Flex Spending, 401K with agency contribution, paid sick days, vacation, and holidays.

MWVCAA is committed to promoting and achieving diversity, equity and inclusion with employees and with those we serve. The agency strives to be an employer of choice with a vision for all people to be respected for their infinite worth, and supported to envision and reach a positive future.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION This is a grant funded, full-time position located at the ARCHES Project. The ARCHES Project operates a Day Center for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. The Day Center Coordinator will aim to create a unified system, whereby basic need and housing services are provided to the unsheltered population.



  • A Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or a related field
  • Two years case management or social service experience; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ideal candidates will possess an advanced degree with three or more years of homeless service delivery experience and mental health certifications and/or licensing. Preferences given to applicants who have completed Certified Peer Support Specialist training.


  • Valid Oregon Driver's License with acceptable driving record and insured vehicle available for use on the job.
  • Candidate must pass a comprehensive MWVCAA background screening prior to employment.
  • Must obtain Food Handler's Card.


  • Coordinates, recruits, trains, and oversees volunteers and interns.
  • Implement national best practices in homeless services; integrating into systems and leading the Day Center team.
  • Facilitates and organizes support groups, workshops, and activities for day center guests.
  • Oversees the nutrition program, including: benevolent meal providers, meal preparation, serving of meals, and food storage.
  • Ensures that facilities meet licensing requirements and ensures daily cleanliness of the Day Center.
  • Ensures complete client data in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS); prepares data and evaluation reports.
  • Provides effective crisis interventions and wellness plans; maintains appropriate records and documentation. Finalizes client corrective action reports.
  • Provides backup to reception when needed by answering phones and assisting Day Center clients with checking in.
  • Supervises and evaluates staff members delivering services in partnership the senior Day Center Manager.
  • In the absence of the Day Center Manager, maintains the weekly staffing schedule and assists with shift coverage as needed.


  • Close quarters, often with a client population experiencing homelessness, substance use disorders, and/or severe and persistent mental illness, and/or unpredictable behavior.
  • Indoor work environment with frequent interruptions and demands.
  • Exposure to trash and potential biohazards.
  • Variable and flexible work hours.

Physical Demands:

  • Required to frequently reach with hands and arms; regularly required to climb or balance; required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity for handling office equipment.

COVID-19 Alert:  This position includes performing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic and potential exposure to others who may be infected with the virus.

MWVCAA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, veterans, and people with disabilities or any other protected category. We welcome all people to join us in achieving our Mission. If you require any assistance in the application process, or reasonable accommodations to perform the essential duties of the position, please notify a member of our team at (503) 585-6232.

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