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Residential Core Team Member

In My Shoes
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In My Shoes is searching for strong, dedicated women with a passion and heart for service to join our Residential Core Team and live in community with mothers and babies who are facing homelessness.
The team member will be expected to commit to one year of service. During their year of service, all room and board and other community benefits are included. Team members are given a generous monthly living stipend and health insurance stipend. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a service opportunity, missionary year - specifically geared towards helping women and babies - or a gap year.
While serving at In My Shoes, the team member will be responsible for providing emotional support to the residents, as well as assisting in the daily operations of the house. Team members are expected to participate in and embrace all aspects of community life, which includes community prayer, community dinner nights, house outings, etc. The Team Member is also responsible for ensuring safety and enforcing rules within the house and assisting the mothers in setting and achieving their goals toward self-sufficiency.
This position requires teamwork, excellent communication skills, and the ability to maintain professional boundaries. All Residential Core Team Members will be provided with two weeks of on-site training along with continued training and mentorship during their year of service.

Service Activities

Serving as an advocate to our moms, fulfilling duty shifts, completing administrative tasks within coordinator roles, living in community, assisting with chores, fulfilling ride requests, researching community resources, assisting with intakes, etc.

Community Need Addressed

Provide housing for pregnant and parenting women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Position Outcomes

Provide a stable, safe, and nurturing community living environment for women during and after their pregnancy.


Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Skills you will gain

social services, time management, training on trauma informed care and mental illness, training on addiction recovery, ability to effectively multitask, volunteer management, house operations management, donor relations, love and logic, motivational interviewing, living in community

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Homelessness & Housing
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Religious Organization, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)
  • Weekly Training Hours 4

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