Revere and Malden


Human Resources



About Us

At Housing Families, we are working to achieve housing equity and wellbeing for all. We partner with communities, families, and individuals to ensure housing stability by offering tailored services including temporary and permanent housing, food assistance, counseling and therapy, legal services, and youth programs.

With Housing Families’ continued growth, we now offer services in Malden, Everett, Revere, Chelsea, and Medford, where, since our inception in 1986, we’ve strengthened housing security for over 2,400 families and individuals.

We are looking for those who share in this vision and for skilled, compassionate individuals who share in our agency values of Respect, Caring, Integrity, Growth, and Team Work:

  • Respect – We treat people with dignity.
  • Caring – We show compassion and act thoughtfully.
  • Integrity – We adhere to high standards.
  • Growth – We foster innovation and continuous development.
  • Team Work – We collaborate and celebrate.

Role Purpose & Responsibilities


The Direct Care staff will report to the Residential Supervisor and will ensure the shelter is welcoming and safe for volunteers and families in a manner that is consistent with Housing Families values.


  • Greet residents in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Accept and organize donations, follow up appropriately.
  • Communicate shelter rules to clients and enforce rules.
  • Respond to questions and concerns from residents in a professional manner and refer complaints to the appropriate staff.
  • Report any breach of policy or procedure immediately to your supervisor or the Shelter Director.
  • Check to ensure clients have completed their chores, if not completed as scheduled, fill in as necessary and report to Case Managers.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.
  • Follow established procedures related to scheduling and staffing issues.
  • Meet weekly with Supervisor and address any job related issues and receive feedback and support.
  • Follow established procedures related to visitors.
  • Maintain all public areas (offices, stairs, hallways, etc.) in a clean orderly manner (including outside).
  • Address emergency situations (electrical outages, storms, violence) as necessary.
  • Follow all agency and mandated guidelines related to security, safety and confidentiality.
  • Review all log entries and new memos posted on a daily basis.
  • Log all relevant information in the appropriate format in daily log.
  • Submit accurate timesheets on a timely basis.
  • Greet, assist, and orient volunteers.
  • Perform other related duties as needed or as directed.

Qualifications / Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Demonstrated timely and consistent work history.
  • Strong decision making and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs quickly in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to maintain boundaries and confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow shelter guidelines on safety, handling emergencies, etc.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be willing to work in Revere and Malden location.
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must have High school diploma or GED.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to hr@housingfamilies.org.