Employment Opportunities

Open Positions:

Residential Support Specialist, PRN

Equal Opportunity Employment
The Haven of Grace is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Residential Support Specialist, PRN


The Haven of Grace has immediate openings for Residential Support Specialists- PRN and is seeking individuals with experience in overseeing evening and overnight operations of a 24/7 residential maternity shelter and 8 transitional housing units.


Serving women who are pregnant and homeless, The Haven of Grace provides a safe, nurturing home, educational programs, and long-term support for mothers and their children through a residential shelter and transitional apartments on one campus, and a long-term aftercare program.


Reporting to the Program Director. The Residential Support Specialist, PRN provides guidance and supervision to clients by partnering with mothers, babies, and children to influence healthy relationships, positive parenting re-enforcement, in a supportive residential living environment.


  • Transfer center responsibilities at shift change (follow written protocols).
  • Administer pre and post program surveys that support life skills programs, and track results for reporting.
  • Lead and assist clients through daily chores and dinner preparation.
  • Care for infants and toddlers while mother’s attend evening classes or other program related activities.
  • Manage toward a culture of respect, safety, accomplishment, cleanliness, peace, and cooperation for all on The Haven of Grace’s Campus.
  • Ensure program guidelines, rules and agency policies are followed.
  • Actively contribute to team goals and targets.
  • Fill in to cover shift work when necessary.
  • Represent the Haven of Grace as a positivity ambassador.


  • High School Diploma. or G.E.D.
  • Training or extensive experience in child development or social services will be helpful in this role.
  • Previous experience working in a residential care facility is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be alert and able to perform physical duties (lifting, bending, walking, climbing stairs, etc.)
  • Must have a cell phone and reliable transportation.
  • Must be willing to accept holidays, evenings, overnight, and weekend schedules with short notice.

Success Indicators – Individuals able to demonstrate the following talents, skills and interpersonal characteristics will be considered for this role:

  • Highly positive and with an attitude of enthusiasm.
  • Has knowledge in de-escalation, conflict resolution, and mediation techniques, and knows when and how to apply the techniques.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effectively and efficiently completes task without supervision, and under uncertain circumstances.
  • Works well in collaborative team settings and cooperates well with management.
  • Skilled at providing childcare for infants up to age five.
  • Culturally aware, sensitive and can respond appropriately to issues and behaviors of individuals who have experienced trauma, or have been systematically disenfranchised, and under resourced within the community at large.


All candidates must pass background and drug screening.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to: pbosman@havenofgracestl.org