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

Community Life Ambassadors services all San Diego Rescue Mission Programs and promotes community building, student/guest health, safety and accountability. Community Life Ambassadors support students/guests in their daily needs, creates a stable and safe environment necessary for a holistic approach to recovery and healing. 

The Community Life Ambassador position is designed to give you an entry level opportunity to leadership in ministry. This role requires you to be outgoing and hold the ability to establish boundaries, to be solution focused, task oriented, computer literate, passionate, self-disciplined and free to implement team harmony. Key duties for CLA’s also involve tasks such as cleaning, laundry, organizing/sorting, intakes, discharges, mediation, crisis intervention, rounds, meal delivery, stripping of beds, etc.  Community Life Ambassadors serve all Mission Programs and promote Student & Guest health, safety, and accountability and provide support to the Students in order to create a stable, safe environment necessary to pursue healing. This position is non-exempt and reports to the Associate Director in Nueva Vida Haven (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 temporary position is an overnight shift in our emergency shelter, Nueva Vida Haven. 

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.