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Community Associate

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TemPositions Health Care
August 4, 2023
Barre, Vermont
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Job Overview:

With direction and guidance from the shift supervisor, community associates will deliver on-site trauma-informed social services at a shelter in Barre, Vermont. Working cooperatively with operations and security staff, community associates will welcome and engage shelter-seeking single adults, families with children, or adult families (without children). Community associates will complete culturally sensitive assessments to identify strengths, barriers, and service needs; make referrals to address those needs; and coordinate with agencies, services, and other community-based organizations.


Community associates will carry caseloads of 25 individuals or families and will be responsible for tasks including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Culturally sensitive registration, intake, roster tracking, and assessment
  • Referrals to community-based programs and organizations
  • Referrals for childcare
  • Medical care coordination
  • Referrals to immigration legal services
  • Other tasks as necessary to facilitate delivery of necessary services to clients, including storage and distribution of packaged meals.


  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant social services experience with people who are vulnerable and have experienced significant trauma
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and problem-solve
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Basic understanding of immigration laws and procedures

Preferred qualifications:

  • Fluent in English and Spanish (written and spoken)
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or other human services field + two years of relevant experience working with people who are vulnerable and have experienced significant trauma
  • Solid understanding of trauma and experience delivering trauma-informed services
  • Crisis intervention experience
  • Understanding of child development and child welfare


Full-time during the day, evening, or overnight shifts

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