Housing Program Specialist

Our House, Inc.

About the organization

Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. The Our House team has defined a set of seven Guiding Principles that characterize our culture and that we intentionally seek to uphold: Hard Work, Wise Decision-Making, Community, Initiative, Integrity, Safety, and Heart.

Duties

Oversee residents in the Housing Programs and all areas of the campus
Report emergency situations immediately to direct supervisor and document any incidents, emergencies and concerns from residents, donors or volunteers (examples of incidents include any time outside agencies—police, DHS—are involved in occurrences at Our House or physical violence or threats are made)
Ensure that residents participate in mandatory programs and refer them to Our House programs (Career Center classes, recovery meetings, drug testing, Children’s Programs, CAFSI, etc.)
Communicate regularly with the Housing Team about residents’ needs, evictions, shelter needs, ongoing issues or system changes
Ensure that meals are prepared and served
Enforce all written shelter rules and additional Our House policies and procedures documenting any violations through the write-up process, including enforcing evictions when necessary
Assign chores after each meal
Monitor residents’ sobriety and reports and documents drug or alcohol related incidents with the write-up system
Ensure that all areas in and around the shelter are clean, organized, and safe
Process work orders for maintenance issues
Process new intakes and exits of residents and filling out all required paperwork
Greet and orient volunteers, including meal serving groups, to the facilities and to the needs that they are there to meet
Document donations and volunteers using a data collection system

Qualifications

High school diploma is required
Social services experience
At least 2-3 years working in a program or organization serving individuals in a residential setting
Conflict resolution and crisis management experience
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative spirit
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven work, and self-direction
Must be able to lift 40 pounds
COVID-19 vaccination required or must meet the legal guidelines for an exemption
Must be able to pass criminal background checks, child and adult maltreatment registry checks, sex offender registry checks, and a pre-employment drug screen

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