House Director – Non- Profit (Bowie, MD)

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HOUSE DIRECTOR
Management, FT Employee
Non- Profit (Bowie, MD)

POSITION PROFILE:
Job Title/Status:
House Director/Full-Time, Live-In

Reports to:
Executive Director

Location(s):
Gaithersburg, MD; Bowie MD; Ellicott City, MD

Benefits:
Annual salary of $18,000, paid bi-weekly; $7,000 annual stipend for health insurance; 2 weeks paid vacation, 14 respite days (10 mandatory) annually, all paid holidays per Gabriel Network policy; living accommodations including paid utilities and accommodations for spouse if applicable.
Summary: Gabriel Network is seeking to fill three (3) house director positions at the various locations listed above. The position of House Director is the lead staff in our maternity homes, serving the client moms of Gabriel Network in our maternity housing program. The House Director works in a leadership role as part of a core team in a client-centric environment to provide the practical, emotional and spiritual support necessary to client moms who are pregnant and seeking to gain self-sufficiency. This includes, but is not limited to: managing the household to ensure that policies and procedures are followed and that the home is a safe and nurturing environment; providing oversight and ensuring that an individualized plan for each client mom is created identifying short-and long-term goals; ensuring that the ongoing maintenance and repair needs of the home are being addressed in a timely fashion; and serving as a liaison to the greater community by building relationship and raising awareness of Gabriel Network to benefit the maternity housing program and the clients we serve.
Main Responsibilities:
A. Client Development & Care
1. Serve as part of an in-take/interview team headed by the client-care coordinator, assess a candidate’s readiness and ability to join the housing program as part of a detailed application process.
2. Ensure that client moms, once approved to join the program, are welcomed into the home and that they receive proper orientation to all program policies and procedures, including those specific to the Gaithersburg home. Provide each mom with a copy of house rules and regulations.
3. Create a positive home environment that provides a home-life atmosphere that includes group meals and prayer and other community-building activities.
4. Work individually with the housing team as needed to ensure that immediate practical needs (food, clothing, medical and governmental assistance, etc.) are met.
5. Responsible for development of individualized client plans, working with coaches, counselors and others on the housing team to ensure that short- and long-term goals are established and that outcomes to meet those goals are measurable.
6. Represent client moms with outside professional help as needed and report on these issues as necessary to executive director.
7. Meet with each client mom weekly at a minimum to help assess and ensure that activities are planned and executed to achieve goals. Address problems compassionately and expediently and submit weekly progress reports to executive director. Responsible for coordinating transportation needs.
8. Develop a community atmosphere with clients in home. Create opportunities for group prayer, such as bible study, and other activities that focus on personal and spiritual development. Conduct weekly house meetings.
B. Maintenance of Home
1. Operate home in compliance with local laws and regulations. Conduct monthly fire drills and retain certification in Basic First Aid/CPR.
2. Assign chores and supervise the maintenance of the guests’ quarters to assure a safe, healthy, clean environment. Provide ongoing training to client moms to respect and care for home and to be neat, organized and safe.

3. Provide food safety training and teach moms about good nutritional health.

4. Maintain the entire home and house director’s quarters in an acceptable state at all times, including the exterior of the house, any outbuildings and overall grounds.

5. Submit monthly maintenance/repair reports to supervisor in order to respond to structural and operational needs of the home in a timely fashion.
6. Maintain open lines of communication with clients, case manager (life coach), counselor, angel friends and other volunteers.
7. Provide leadership and direction to clients in a loving and compassionate fashion to ensure rules and regulations of the home are understood, maintained and followed.
8. Alert supervisor and housing team as appropriate of any immediate issues that need to be addressed that jeopardize the safety of the client moms and/or the home in general.
9. Take responsibility as the main authority figure in each home. Exercise disciplinary measures consistently, fairly and in the spirit of mentorship and leadership, seeking advice from other housing team core members and executive director as necessary.
C. Community Outreach
1. Seize upon opportunities to assure good relations with neighbors and the community as a whole.

2. Develop and maintain relationships with local churches, organizations, partner agencies, social services and volunteers.
3. Seek opportunities through relationships with individual, churches and organizations to develop financial support for home.
Accountability:
The House Director is accountable to the Executive Director and shall keep him/her informed of any and all developments that may impact the Gabriel Network beyond the normal operation of the home. The House Director shall also provide the Executive Director with written reports as requested. The House Director will be evaluated by the Executive Director, in writing, after the first six months on the job and not less than annually thereafter. The evaluation will be discussed with the House Director, in person, and a copy of the evaluation will be provided to the House Director, who may respond to the evaluation in writing. A copy of the evaluation and response, if any, will be kept in the Gabriel Network personnel files.
Qualifications:
The House Director must be a mature, Christian woman who views her role as a servant of the Lord as she serves the Gabriel Network clients. She must be comfortable in a largely autonomous role working with a diverse population group of pregnant women and new mothers. If married, her husband must agree to support her efforts and live with her in the House Director’s quarters. References and background check required.

Education/Experience:
1. Bachelor’s degree desired, certified LSCW preferred or significant experience in crisis-counseling counseling or social work in lieu of certification.
2. Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working in at-risk environments, preferably with women in crisis-pregnancy situations.
3. Minimum 1-2 years program-management experience.

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] Gabriel Project, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization in Maryland doing business as the Gabriel Network. (241)

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