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Amirah, Inc.
Headquarters:
10 Tower Office Park, Ste 413
Woburn, MA  01801
Phone: 1-781-462-1758
Fax: 1-978-969-3511
Email: info@amirahinc.org
Amirah is a 501(c)3 with EIN #27-1214049.
© 2019 Amirah, Inc

We are grateful for the partnership of the Women's Fund of Essex County as we work together to promote solutions for survivors of sexual exploitation.

Community Life Coordinator

SUMMARY OF POSTION

Reporting to the Program Director and working directly with all program staff, the Community Life Coordinator will help to cultivate the home community environment for the program participants of Amirah, engaging them in community activities and working with their physical, social and spiritual trauma recovery, specifically working with them one-on-one for spiritual trauma recovery.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate with Home Manager and volunteers for community dinners, ensuring that these happen with program participants on assigned community dinner evenings.

  • Meet individually with program participants for spiritual trauma recovery (spiritual mentoring or spiritual direction), working to connect them with community partners in the area for personal growth.

  • Lead weekly group house meeting called Grace Circle with program participants, focusing in on the Amirah values each month and facilitating time of reflection with the program participants.

  • Develop effective system for celebrating various milestones met by each program participant (sobriety dates, phase graduations, birthdays, etc.) and coordinate all such efforts for program participants.

  • Be an active part of the life of the women as they learn how to function and live in community together in this home.

  • Follow all reporting protocol for group meetings as well as individual meetings.

  • Effectively communicate the goals and efforts met by each program participant in these areas to Program Director and program staff.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Follower of Christ, committed to His church and message of the transformative love of Jesus that was displayed on the cross

  • Strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ as well as knowledge on the Scriptures

  • Understanding of other worldviews should a program participant express belief in another religious faith

  • Experience in pastoral work or compassion services preferred

  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills

  • Ability to problem solve, multi-task and work in a high intensity environment

  • Ability to work in an independent environment as a part of a team-unit

  • High level of collaboration

  • Ability to work through resistance and strong level of perseverance and patience

  • Compassionate for others

  • Strong computer and software skills, ability to learn new software systems

  • Driver’s license and vehicle

  • Non-profit and/or office environment experience preferred

TIME COMMITMENT

20 hours a week with the following schedule (we are open if there needs to be changes to this, but for the most part, we are asking for these hours):

  • Sundays from 4-9pm

  • Tuesdays from 12-5pm

  • Wednesdays from 4-9pm

  • Thursdays from 4-9pm

 

Additionally, we ask that this position serve in the on-call rotation for one weekend a month, filling in any vacant shift openings and answering any emergency calls (this is scheduled well in advance). 

TRAINING

Extensive training is provided for the following (not limited to these):

  • All in-home operations, protocols, and procedures 

  • How to provide trauma-informed care

  • Common mental health disorders as well as substance abuse recovery

  • Proper reporting procedures

  • How to work an on-call shift

  • Leading Grace Circle

  • One-on-one spiritual trauma recovery

DISCLAIMER

Please note that while we cannot state where the safe home is located, if applying, you must be comfortable with a commute to the North Shore. 

Please also note that while we are always open to men being involved in the lives of the program participants of Amirah, because of the sensitive nature of this position in connection with these women, this position is only open to women.

If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Stephanie Clark.