Home Manager, MA (Part-time)

SUMMARY OF POSITION


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working directly with the program staff in our North Shore 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.

 

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 people manager 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 all food shopping as well as food collection (food banks) 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 (particularly in Phase 1 and early in Phase 2) on cooking basic meals and feeling comfortable in their home

  • Providing life skill training with program participants late in Phase 2 and Phase 3 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

  • Provide coverage for majority of shopping trips for Phase 1 participants (clothing for a new woman, various needs for the home, etc.), delegation to volunteers as possible

  • 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 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

 

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 handymen 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 storage areas and facilitate cleaning of these

  • Attend weekly program staff meeting 

  • Support Business Manager with weekly deposit at office location in Woburn

  • Contribute to Amirah’s educational and advocacy efforts as needed in your area of expertise (this could include blog writing, public speaking events, social media videos, etc.).

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

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

  • Lived-experience welcomed to apply

  • 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 team-unit

  • High level of collaboration 

  • 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 – Tuesday afternoons must be a part of this time

 

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

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

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