Home Manager
Connecticut, part-time

SUMMARY OF POSITION


Amirah, Inc. exists to provide aftercare, resources, and opportunities to women who have survived different forms of sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, and prostitution. The Residential Program of Amirah in Connecticut is a supportive transitional home that is intended for women who have exited the commercial sex trade and are seeking continued support while they strive towards independence. The Home Manager is a key member of the Residential Program team in Connecticut.

Reporting to the Director of Programs and working directly with the program staff in our Greater Hartford safe home, the Home Manager will help to create a home environment for the program participants of Amirah and help them to engage in their physical and social trauma recovery. They will help to maintain the property and coordination for the home and all program participants, offering support in empowering each program participant in building life skills.

 

You should apply if…

 

  • You believe in the dignity of all human lives, no matter the color of your skin, your faith, your gender, your sexuality, or anything else. Dignity is deserved because all human beings exist in the image of God.  

  • You are a skilled empathetic clinician who enjoys building strong and balanced teams to achieve collective goals, and fostering a collaborative growth culture

  • You’re excited about the challenge of building deeply intentional processes towards a more diverse, equitable and racially just community

 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

 

We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress the work of healing in community, breaking the cycle of exploitation, and providing new communities where survivors can thrive in life.

We believe that each Amirah community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.


 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Program Participants

  • Coordinate house food shopping as well as house food and participant food storage for the home

  • Assist program participants in gaining access to the SNAP program

  • Facilitate weekly meal planning for evening community dinners with program participants, collaborating with program staff for volunteer connection to this work

  • Providing life skill training with program participants on cooking basic meals and feeling comfortable in their home

  • Providing life skill training with program participants on meal planning to transition towards independence, providing materials and resources for them as needed

  • Collect mail and drop off appropriate mail and packages to individuals within Amirah

  • Tend to the needs of the program participants should you be the sole program staff member in the home

  • Be on call in a rotation

  • Lead virtual house meeting with program participants communicating various needs to the women as well as communication to staff with any issues

  • Provide accountability for house chores with program participants

  • Follow all reporting protocols for individual meetings

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

 

Program Administration & Safe Home Responsibilities

  • Maintain system to manage inventory of in-kind donations (including gift cards); interns, when available, can be utilized to help with this

  • Track house repair needs, make phone calls for maintenance, vendors, and contractors to come in and help, be point-person for repair needs

  • Track budgetary spending for the program (food, home repairs, basic needs, transportation, medical, prescriptions, etc.)

  • Maintain system for house laundry (common area towels, linens, etc.) and implement on weekly basis

  • Coordinate volunteer groups for seasonal projects, working with program staff as needed

  • Handle all home codes on maintenance in compliance with zoning regulations

  • Maintain home safety systems, including overseeing seasonal fire drills and keeping the standard operating procedures for emergencies up to date and staff informed of changes

  • Maintain storage areas and facilitate cleaning of these

  • Be a part of training for new staff and interns

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

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

  • Lived experience welcome

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills

  • Strong ability to problem solve

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

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

  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills

  • Strong computer and software skills

  • Driver’s license and vehicle

  • Non-profit and/or office environment experience preferred

 

TIME COMMITMENT


20 hours a week along with being a part of the monthly on-call rotation

 

BENEFITS
Amirah provides the following benefits for this position:

  • Every four months a full-week of vacation taken within that four month period (three weeks total given each year). Amirah operates on a work-rest rhythm for all staff members.

  • Every quarter, one personal spiritual retreat day is given. This is one day given to take as seen fit to connect with God, to rest, and to restore for this work.

  • Accumulated sick-time is given up to forty (40) hours a year.

  • Paid holidays on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

 

COVID POLICIES

At this time, we are asking that all staff are vaccinated, unless there is a proven medical reason. We are also following masking guidelines for each county and city that we operate in. These two things are non-negotiable.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Mary Speta at mspeta@amirahinc.org

 

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