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Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Organizational Summary

Buffalo City Mission’s vision is to restore hope to the homeless and hurting of Western New York. We provide emergency shelter and nourishing meals to thousands of homeless men, women and children. But we don’t believe that’s enough.

With the strengths of our Men’s Center and our new state-of-the-art shelter for women and children, Cornerstone Manor, Buffalo City Mission provides comprehensive recovery programs to help homeless men, women and children rebuild stable, healthy, productive lives.

The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope, by providing the following:

  • Share the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Offer services to meet immediate physical needs of those seeking assistance, including food, clothing, shelter, and medical care
  • Bring programs of rehabilitation to those wishing to change their lives
  • Being advocates for the poor and needy through increasing public awareness
  • Assisting the community and other like-minded agencies in aiding the needy
  • Maintaining administrative excellence and the highest levels of personal integrity and commitment.

How To Apply

There are two parts to the application process.  First, applicants should complete an online application here. Next, applicants should email a separate resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to hr@buffalocitymission.org or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn: Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Click here to start the application process.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check.  The Buffalo City Mission is an EEO employer.


Job Postings

Case Manager at Buffalo City Mission

Our Mission Statement
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

Job Description:
This position advocates and provides holistic, comprehensive case management services to clients including intake assessment, benefit assessment, goal setting, long-term case plan development, weekly case plan development, progress monitoring, individual money management, tenant education, advocacy and referrals.
• Work Schedule: Full time position, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.
Location: This position is available at both the Tupper Street and Cornerstone Manor locations.

Key responsibilities
:
  • Conduct comprehensive client assessments to collect functional, environmental, psychosocial, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information as appropriate to develop a case plan.
  • Conduct an Initiate Individual Service Plan (ISP) by assisting participants in realistic goal setting, program selection, designing outcomes and helping clients understand their responsibilities and program benefits.
  • Conduct assessment intake with individuals who express interest in entering the Transitional Program.
  • Identify and address potential problem areas/ concerns. Consult appropriately with director, staff, and agencies. Conducts crisis intervention as necessary.
Successful candidates will have:
  • Minimum of Associates Degree in Human Services or a related field or the equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience working in a social service case management capacity
  • Be dependable, with the ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • A mature walk with Jesus Christ and the ability to articulate belief.
How to apply:
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to hr@buffalocitymission.org or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn:  Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check.  Buffalo City Mission is an EEO employer.

Daycare Teacher

Our Mission Statement
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

Job Description:
This position is responsible for planning activities, implementing the program, teaching and playing with the children, working with volunteers and foster grandmothers as well as developing and maintaining positive relationships with mothers.

  • Work Schedule: Part time position, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:30am and 4:30pm, a variety of shifts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understanding of the stages of early child development.
  • Understanding of age appropriate behaviors and abilities.
  • Ability to play, respond and teach young children using different methods of play.
  • Ability to respond positively to mothers to increase and improve mothers parenting skills.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood, Child Development Accreditation (CDA) or a related field or equivalent
  • Be dependable, with the ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • A mature walk with Jesus Christ and the ability to articulate belief.

How to apply: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to hr@buffalocitymission.org or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn: Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check. Buffalo City Mission is an EEOE.


Resident Coordinator - Cornerstone Manor - Part Time

Our Mission Statement

Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

Job Description:

This position fosters a Christ-like caring atmosphere, focusing on like skill development in a safe, healthy, healing environment, while striving to meet the practical needs of all residents.
This position reports to the Manager-Residential Services. This is a part time position, no more than 28 hours per week. The RC reports to the manager of residential services. This is a part time position at our Cornerstone Manor facility.

Hours: Part time, no more than 28 hours/wk, shifts are as follows: 7a.m. – 3:00p.m., 3:00p.m. – 11:00p.m. and 11:00p.m. – 7a.m.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acclimate residents to the facility through the Mission’s initial intake and orientation process.
  • Communicate behavioral actions through the incident reporting process.
  • Conduct unit inspections, document and communicate appropriately to respective management and provide feedback to resident and case management.
  • Reports vacated units and prepare them for new residents.
  • Assist residents with day-to-day housekeeping of facility, sleeping, and lounge areas.
  • Oversee emergency shelter linen exchange as well as residents’ laundry.
  • Conduct direct observation drug and alcohol screenings, including breathalyzer and urine tests.
  • Ensure physical comfort and safety of the residents as well as meet their needs for food, shelter, clothing and personal care.
  • Maintain effective communication between staff members and Case Managers by means of various communication vehicles including matrix log, incident, written and verbal reports.
  • All other assigned job responsibilities as needed.

Successful candidates will have:

  • High school diploma or GED, pursuit of/interest in further education.
  • Positive communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving abilities and initiatives.
  • Basic computer and written communication skills.
  • Limited physical requirements (e.g., ability to lift, carry, reach, etc.)

How to apply:

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to hr@buffalocitymission.org or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn: Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check.
Buffalo City Mission is an EEO Employer.


Risk Managment Lead

Our Mission Statement
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

Job Description
This position is responsible for assisting in maintaining a supportive, safe, secure environment for all individuals including clients, staff, volunteers and guests of the City Mission as well as reporting all possible risk to safety and or security at the Mission’s facilities.

Hours: Full time, no more than 40 hours/week, shifts are as follows:
7a.m. – 3:00p.m., 3:00p.m. – 11:00p.m. and 11:00p.m. – 7a.m.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for training security staff on processes and polices of the organization and report status to Director –  Risk Management.
  • Oversee shifts of contract security and work together to complete post orders
  • Monitor client and guests activity, assuring the environment remains safe and secure.
  • Assist Director – Risk Management with enforcing all safety and security policies and procedures consistently.
  • Document all safety and security incidents and log unusual occurrences in security log.
  • Greet all guests and facilitate the sign in process for all volunteers and guests that enter into the facility.
  • Treat and interact with all clients and visitors in a respectful Christ like behavior

Successful candidates will have:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 3 years’ experience and training working in related field
  • Valid NYS security license
  • Ability to be proactive and solve problems.
  • Ability to de-escalate clients in a tense or volatile situation.
  • Proven ability to handle irate calls and diffuse the situation.
  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that will foster spiritual maturity.

How to apply:

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to hr@buffalocitymission.org or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn: Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check. Buffalo City Mission is an EEO employer.


Safety Monitor

Our Mission Statement
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

Job Description:
As a representative of the Buffalo City Mission this position is responsible for fostering a compassionate, welcoming greeting to all who enter the building.  In addition observing and reporting incidents in order to help ensure a safe, secure environment for clients, staff, volunteers and visitors in and around the facility at all properties.

  • Hours: Part time and  Full time shifts available.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Follows all safety and security policies and procedures consistently.
  • Ensures that the correct entry control processes are followed consistently.
  • Maintain communication logs in up to date real time as needed.
  • Document all safety/security incidents accurately and timely.
  • Assist and diffuse potential volatile situations.
  • Conduct and assist with dorm sweeps as requested by management.
  • Ensuring the environment remains safe and secure by monitoring through all available resources the clients and guests activities.

Successful candidates will have:

  • High school diploma or GED, pursuit of/interest in further education with 2-3 years’ experience and training in a related field. NYS Security License preferred.
  • Crisis intervention techniques training and be prepared to handle crisis.
  • Positive communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving abilities and initiatives.
  • Basic computer and written communication skills.
  • Limited physical requirements (e.g., ability to lift, carry, reach, etc.)

How to apply: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to hr@buffalocitymission.org or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn: Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check. Buffalo City Mission is an EEOE.


Thrift Store Clerk - Buffalo City Mission - Part Time

Our Mission Statement
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

Job Description:

This part-time position will provide excellent service to customers of the Mission’s Thrift Shop while maintaining the store’s stock levels, appearance and efficiency of operations.

• Work Schedule: Part time – flexible afternoon and evening hours, Monday through Saturday including Holidays, up to 28 hours per week.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Greet customers and assist in a manner representative of the Mission and its values.
  • Operate cash register to cash-out customer selections and bag purchases.
  • Maintain the store including stocking shelves, re-hanging items, keeping the dressing rooms empty of discarded selections, returning merchandise to their proper area and creating displays.
  • Receive incoming merchandise and sort, tag and price donations.
  • Test electrical appliances and determine the usability of furniture and home décor.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds above waist level.

Successful candidates will have:

  • A minimum high school degree or GED.
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in a retail environment.
  • Positive communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving abilities and initiatives.
  • Basic computer and written communication skills.
  • A mature walk with Jesus Christ and be able to articulate belief.


How to apply
: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to hr@buffalocitymission.org or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn: Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check. Buffalo City Mission is an EEO Employer.

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