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Position: Ready to Work Program Director – Aurora 

Ready to Work Aurora is a work-first solution to homelessness. Through a holistic and innovative model combining paid work in social enterprise, housing and supportive services for approximately one year, Ready to Work creates opportunities for adults experiencing homelessness to transform their lives.

Ready to Work is a program of Bridge House – a 501C3 nonprofit agency committed to ending homelessness one person at a time. Bridge House offers an array of services and supports designed to help adults experiencing homelessness address basic needs as well as achieve independence through its Ready to Work program. Ready to Work Boulder was founded in 2012, operates two social enterprises and has capacity for 44 individuals at the Ready to Work House dormitory.

Ready to Work Aurora will open by the 4th quarter of 2018 as Aurora’s new residential community providing housing coupled with employment and program services for adults experiencing homelessness. Ready to Work Aurora will have capacity for 50 individuals and will operate one social enterprise.

Duties of the Ready to Work Program Director:

Oversee all aspects of the Ready to Work employment and housing program

Implement and maintain the mission, vision and core values of Ready to Work in Aurora

Successfully lead staff to achieve Ready to Work mission and graduation goals

Responsible for all Ready to Work program elements including daily operations of Ready to Work housing located at 3176 S. Peoria Court in Aurora

Responsible for meeting program goals of Ready to Work including successful trainee selection, retention and graduation

Outreach and manage relationships with service provider partners for successful trainee recruitment and on-site programming

Establish positive working relationships with neighborhood and other local stakeholders

Maintain knowledge of and ensure grant compliance for residential programming and employment practices

Implement and oversee Ready to Work program and operations protocols and procedures

Act as an example of integrity and inspiration for Ready to Work trainees

Ensure a safe and positive program and building culture

Supervise and manage staff including building operations, house management, case management, and job training teams

Oversee administrative functions, security, maintenance, and building facilities

Oversee recruitment, assessment, intake of Ready to Work trainees and residents

Oversee program operations including on-the-job training, classroom training, groups, and all trainee activities

Execute program terminations in compliance with mission and protocols

Set and oversee staff and trainee assignments and schedules to ensure smooth program flow and adequate coverage

Maintain communication and transparency within Ready to Work operations, including Ready to Work Boulder, and other departments including human resources and purchasing

Coordinate on-site volunteers in conjunction with the community affairs staff

Collaborate with CEO, COO, and Executive Chef on social enterprise business development and contracts

Create and integrate reporting procedures for funding as needed

Oversee data collection and program evaluation as needed

Establish and participate in 24/7 on call schedule

Participate in community affairs and fundraising partnerships

 

Qualifications:

10+ years of experience in homeless services, behavioral health treatment, workforce development, corrections re-entry programming, case management, or a related-field

8+ years of management or supervisory experience, in a residential setting preferred

Strong communication skills both written and verbal

Professional and personal integrity

Ability to work under pressure

Flexibility with both availability and duties

Commitment to Bridge House and Ready to Work missions

Passion for helping others succeed in employment and housing

Valid, clean driver’s license

 

This position is full-time with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Reports to Bridge House CEO.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to resumes@boulderbridgehouse.org.

 

Non-Discrimination Policy

 Bridge House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the spirit of the intent of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, or any other applicable status protected by state of local law. This policy applies to all areas of employment and includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-employees such as clients, vendors, consultants, etc.

Overnight Full-Time House Manager 

Ready to Work

 JOB OBJECTIVE:

Monitor and supervise residents in the 48-bed Ready to Work transitional housing program. This position will be responsible for covering a variety of shifts that require great attention to detail and flexibility. Program services include intervening in emotional and medical crises, providing a monitored safe living space, and providing support and encouragement to residents. All Bridge House and Ready to Work staff is responsible for creating a positive, client-centered culture.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Track sign in/out documentation to maintain accurate census.

Conduct hourly rounds on all residents, keeping an accurate count of all residents in the building.

Monitor building equipment for repairs and request outside service when necessary.

Maintain inventory of building supplies and communicate with House Managers on needed items.

Monitor compliance with policies and procedures in resident handbook.

Coordinate action in response to medical and other emergencies.

Provide crisis intervention for residents.

Maintain and update client data.

Provide input to case management team on trainee performance.

Monitor in-house janitorial crew based on daily checklist.

Communicate with supervisors on outside work crew’s schedules.

Oversee meal set up and clean up with assistance for trainees.

Promote and model the values and vision of Bridge House, in day-to-day work and in relationships with community partners and the public.

Perform other duties, as assigned.

SHIFT HOURS:

This is a part-time position that requires 40 hours weekly. Part-time employees receive vacation, sick and holiday pay.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Experience: 6 months of human service experience or other relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to work with little or no supervision.

Desire to help homeless men and women transition to stability.

Working knowledge of issues relevant to homelessness and legally mandated clients.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Knowledge of (or ability to learn) program policies and procedures.

Ability to verbally de-escalate situations, or the willingness to learn verbal de-escalation techniques.

Ability to work effectively with angry, argumentative, resistant, and possibly intoxicated clients in an understanding, consistent, and stable way.

Excellent judgment regarding client-related issues, including confidentiality, legal, and emergency crisis situations.

Physical assessment and intervention skills, including basic first aid training and CPR training.

Cultural sensitivity, with the ability to work effectively with clients from diverse populations.

Ability to work well under stress.

Ability to work well with coworkers and the public.

CPR certification (current or within three months of hiring).

Non-Discrimination Policy

Bridge House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the spirit of the intent of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, or any other applicable status protected by state of local law. This policy applies to all areas of employment and includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-employees such as clients, vendors, consultants, etc.