Shift Supervisor- Fort Washington

Title:                     Shift Supervisor

Program:             Fort Washington


Program Description

The Fort Washington Men’s Shelter is a 200 bed temporary shelter which Project Renewal manages under a contract with the Department of Homeless Services and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Comprehensive psychiatric, medical and case management services are provided to men who are homeless and have been diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of the Shift Supervisor include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Ensures adequate number of staff available to work each shift and provides coverage as needed

·         Creates task assignments/schedules for the shift and provides training as needed

·         Tracks time and attendance for the shift

·         Monitors and directly reviews the day to day recordkeeping for the shift; including statistical reports, metro card inventory, client communication log entries

·         Completes incident reports

·         Prepares the facility shift summary for distribution to all administrative and clinical staff at the end of each shift

·         Maintains the list of all new admissions and ensures newly entering clients receive a full orientation to the facility within 24 hours

·         Participates in shift sign-in/sign-out meetings with clinical staff to update and be updated on significant client concerns

·         Communicates regularly with clinical and administrative staff regarding client observations and incidents, as needed

·         Collaborates with building maintenance and onsite security to ensure a clean and safe environment for staff and clients

·         Liaison to DHS vacancy control/responsible for accurate bed rosters.

·         Conducts monthly fire drills in adherence with FDNY guidelines

·         Responds to crisis and emergency situation and contacts the appropriate staff as needed

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Shelter Director



·         Bachelors or Associates degree preferred

·         High school diploma with significant experience will be considered

·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a residential setting with mentally ill/MICA or other special needs adults

·         Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience is essential

·         First Aid/CPR certificate

·         A Certificate of Fitness for a Fire Guard, F-80 is required within 90 days of employment

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

To apply, submit your resume with a cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: