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Project Coordinator I, Respite Bed Program

This position is part-time on the weekends 1-9 PM.

CAMBA's Respite Bed Program is a network of over 35 churches and synagogues who donate their time and space to serve homeless clients of The Gathering Place, CAMBA's Drop-In Center.  Each site provides a safe bed and a warm dinner to between 6 and 20 guests nightly.  This allows the guests to spend their days focused on overcoming homelessness, rather than on finding a place to sleep.  Every site is run differently, but they have many things in common.  All engage committed and compassionate volunteers; all provide a safe and friendly place for people in need; all serve nutritious and hot dinners; and all are secular despite being run out of houses of worship.  CAMBA's Respite Bed Program staff work to ensure that this dedicated network has all the resources and support necessary to provide the nightly services.  The staff team recruits, trains, places, schedules and supports volunteers; ensures that sites have necessary physical equipment and supplies (beds and linen); and coordinates daily with the drop-in center about client issues including transportation, screening, orientation and appropriate behavior. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The person filling this position is expected, under general supervision, to: (1) assist in the recruiting of respite bed sites and volunteers to staff program; and (2) lead or coordinate volunteer training in accordance with all program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and all CAMBA and program policies, procedures, and protocols.



Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience.


Ability to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

May be required to stay overnight at various Respite Bed sites.

Must have a valid New York State Driver's License and excellent driving history.

Must complete NYS Approved Defensive Driving Classes every 3 years.

Must take Refresher Computerized Defensive Driver class

Must remain insurable based on CAMBA's point system throughout the duration of employment.

If required to drive 15 passenger van, must score at least 80% on computerized 15 passenger van improvement test every year.

If required to drive 15 passenger van, must pass an observed Van Road Test.

Acknowledge review of CAMBA's Transportation Policy.      

Ability to lift 30 lbs, and climb stairs.

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