Employment / Emergency Response Staff


The Emergency Response Staff (ERS) responds to both non-emergencies and emergencies from 8:30 pm to 8:30 am. Emergencies may include medical, weather, or fire-related situations.                                       

Schedule / Hours: Part-time; 3rd shift from 8:30 pm – 8:30 am during weekdays or weekends.


(include the following; other duties may be assigned): 

Provide support, accountability, and teaching in the student life setting with regards to morning and evening residential routes including personal hygiene, chores, and breakfast.  Understand and implement policies and procedures for emergency evacuation in case of fire, acts of God, and/or facility problems.

Remain within the designated residential area during the duration of the work shift.  Record data in the residential communication log.  Carry out the “Biblical Responsibilities of Shepherd’s Staff” within the context of job duties.

Oversees all aspects of Student Life for SC students:

  • Supervise and support evening and morning routines including showering, chores, evening snack, and breakfast
  • Pass medications and train students in personal medication and health
  • Provide assistance and informal training to students in the development of daily living skills
  • Complete required documentation, assessments, and communication
  • Administrate the guidelines and policies in the student handbook
  • Manage behavioral concerns among students and communicate information regarding student behavior to the student life team, the advisor, and other appropriate personnel
  • Work closely with student life staff overseeing the area and student advisors regarding student supports
  • Maintain systems to promote consistency, cleanliness, progression, and student growth
  • Attend meetings and trainings, as assigned


  •  Work effectively with team members
  •  Maintain positive and supportive relationships with students and staff
  •  Treat each student with respect and dignity
  •  Communicate in a courteous and professional manner
  •  Actively participates in trainings and meetings
  •  Consistently demonstrates Christ-likeness in actions and words


  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities is desired
  • Must have discernment and creative problem-solving ability
  • Must be an effective communicator, including verbal and written communication
  • Must possess a high level of professionalism, including the ability to maintain confidentiality


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee must complete a TB skin test and a physical exam which certifies freedom from communicable disease within 90 days prior to beginning employment. Medical documentation of TB skin test results and physical exam must be submitted to the Human Resources Department prior to beginning employment.


Employee shall commit to the mission of Shepherds College, which is to educate and train students with intellectual and developmental disabilities by equipping them to reach Appropriate IndependenceTM (Ai) through the development of vocational, social and life skills while inspiring a lasting awareness of God’s plan for their lives. Employee shall have a deep understanding of Ai and its guiding principles, as Ai is the foundation of our education and training programs here at Shepherds College.


Employee must be in alignment and in agreement with the eight key behaviors that shape our culture here at Shepherds College: 1) Model Christ-likeness - Point others to Jesus through our actions and words; 2) Be Creative - Practice strategic innovation; 3) Pursue Excellence – Whatever it is, make it better; 4) Maximize Strengths - Cultivate the value and potential of every individual; 5) Promote Professionalism – Present the best you, always;  6) Work Together – Collaborate to fulfill our mission; 7) Embrace Accountability – Own the process and the outcome; 8) Experience Gratitude – Recognize and affirm the good. 


Employee must be in full alignment and agreement with the Shepherds College Statement of Faith, Biblical Responsibilities of Shepherds Staff, and the Shepherds College Community Covenant. Employee must be part of a faith community that is aligned with traditional protestant Christian faith.


Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.  Must be able to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk, and reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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