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Health Caretaker Shelter TEMPORARY PART TIME

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Part Time and Temporary

Job Description

About Us:

Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at



The Temporary Shelter Health Caretaker provides basic care for program participants in need of minimal care, and social distance from others during the current health crisis.  The Temporary Shelter Health Caretaker will provide food, hydration, and basic assistance while monitoring social distancing and health condition of participants.


  • Provide assistance, interacting in a positive manner, utilizing techniques suggested by the primary caregiver and approved by Program Staff.
    1. Provide meals and hydration
    2. Assist in daily self-care activities
    3. Monitor social distancing effort, condition of client
    4. Contact Program staff immediately if a difficult situation arises –including health or behavioral problems
  • Be knowledgeable of local emergency responders, be ready and able to seek immediate emergency support (Fire, Ambulance, Police).
  • Communicate frequently with staff/Primary Caregiver regarding needs of participants; report status of participants to Program Staff on regular basis, updating with any change in needs.



  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
  • Valid California driver’s license, acceptable proof of automobile insurance, and/or reliable mode of transportation


  • High School diploma or GED


  • Three to six months providing caretaker or caregiver as a worker or volunteer, or a combination of both totaling six months experience; a formal degree or certification in a care-giving s discipline can substitute for the experience requirement.


  • Able to follow verbal and written instruction regarding care of individuals
  • Able to perform basic assistance to minor illness
  • Able to maintain pleasant demeanor with participants
  • Demonstrate concern and respect for participants
  • Be alert and ensure safety of staff and participants
  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients
  • Ability to effectively communicate with homeless population and program staff while demonstrating a high degree of diplomacy and tact
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule (evenings and weekends required)
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.


  • Compassionate, caring individual capable of providing one-on-one daily care, including in times of stress; comfortable with addressing and correcting inappropriate behavior; able to de-escalate conflict


  • Must be able to work effectively with people from all walks of life with compassion
  • Hold a California Driver’s license, with required insurance and a reliable vehicle


  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.