Job Opportunity: Transitional Housing Program Residential Coordinator – Part-time

Position Summary:

The Transitional Housing Program Residential Coordinator is responsible for the daily operations and service delivery of the Transitional Housing Program. The coordinator is responsible for maintaining a secure and safe atmosphere for program participants to stabilize and develop coping skills, ensuring residents are adhering to program policies, and working with residents on life and behavioral skills as they arise in the domestic sphere.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Promote a sense of community by teaching and modeling cooperation, respect, and responsibility in the residential living environment; encouraging clients to interact with one another and creating opportunities for clients to develop healthy relationships and boundaries.
  2. Facilitate monthly shelter meetings for clients on site.
  3. Ensure clients are abiding by Samaritan House Residential Rules and Regulations; issuing warning and exit letters if necessary.
  4. Serve as a point of contact for shelter needs surrounding maintenance and repairs.
  5. Conducting nightly room checks for cleanliness inspections.
  6. Assist clients on an as needed basis with the development of life skills such as conflict resolution and the completion of day to day household/living tasks.
  1. Enter client information into the Electronic Case Management System.
  2. Maintaining up to date electronic shift notes.
  3. The ability to work holidays as needed.
  4. Other duties as assigned.

Required Background:

  • A minimum of a B.A. or B.S. degree in social work, human services or any related field
  • Working knowledge of issues as they relate to trauma, vulnerable populations, and family homelessness
  • At least one-year experience in crisis intervention work with victims of violence.
  • Valid VA Driver’s license
  • CPR certified with adults and children within six months of hire.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of and adherence to agency mission, policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct and mandatory reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge and application of group dynamics theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of models of practice in counseling and advocacy (feminist, humanist, empowerment models).
  • Versed in the principles of empowerment and able to demonstrate this in all interactions with clients and staff.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English.
  • Ability to work within a team model of service delivery, demonstrating sound judgement, ethical standards and professional boundaries.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow directions.
  • Ability to understand needs and behaviors of homeless populations.
  • Must be creative, assertive, energetic and flexible.

Required Physical Skills:

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle; a car, truck, and van
  • Ability to use a computer and telephone
  • Ability to conduct and attend meetings
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Salary: Based on experience and qualifications.  This is a part-time position with benefits. 

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