Job Description

The San Diego Rescue Mission is built on beliefs that speak to the heart. We believe this is more than a job, that it’s a calling to love our neighbors and those in need the way that Jesus would. In our programs, we create a holistic approach to recovery and rehabilitation while ensuring that our building is a safe haven for men, women and children who have experienced homelessness.

The Community Life Ambassador (CLA) serves all San Diego Rescue Mission Programs and promotes guest and student health, safety, accountability, and provides support to guests and students in order to help create a stable, safe environment necessary to pursue healing. This position is non-exempt, and reports to either the Associate Director of Community Life (Mission Academy) or the Associate Director (NVH).

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide leadership in the facility and promote student and guest safety, while creating an environment that is trauma informed.
  • To provide student/guest services and engagement through appropriate ministry and relational connection in support of maintaining program compliance.
  • To provide administrative support and other documentation as needed.
  • To represent our Mission, Vision and Values and continue to grow professionally and spiritually

Skills / Requirements

Education: Minimum AA Social Services, Psychology, Human Development, Ministry or related field from an accredited institution (or commensurate experience, equating to 1 year). Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience: Experience with individuals experiencing homelessness, various addiction challenges, mental illness and/or dual diagnosis (1 year is preferred). Nonprofit experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities: Calmly and sensitively employ appropriate de-escalation techniques with residents; working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook); typing (min 35 wpm); coordinate and/or direct a variety of complex tasks and assignments simultaneously and successfully; exercise good judgment and make sensible decisions; attentive to detail; prioritize effectively; effective oral and written communication skills; eagerness to learn and be trained; work both independently and as part of a team; provide information to public by answering questions and requests; regular, timely attendance.


Important Notes

This position is part time, maximum of 20 hours per week. (Sunday and Monday 7:00am - 3:30pm and Tuesday from 8:00am - 12:00pm)

No phone calls please.

All openings are subject to change without notice, due to the volume of applications/resumes received, we are unable to respond to status inquiries. Please be assured that your information is being properly handled and forwarded to the appropriate hiring staff. If your skills and qualifications meet the needs of the job, you will be contacted. If attaching a cover letter please combine resume and letter in same pdf before uploading.