Hub of Hope Living Room Coordinator

Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #695
Monday, May 9, 2022

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society.   We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.   Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment.  Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Job Summary: The Hub of Hope Living Room Coordinator is responsible for the planning, programming and facilitation of recovery-oriented groups, classes and activities for Hub participants who meet the Hub’s vulnerability indicators, including individuals who are: well-known to the Hub, experiencing chronic homelessness, diagnosed with one or more behavioral health concerns, and/or medically fragile.  This is supervisory position, and will supervise the Assistant Living Room Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  Living Room

ð       Program. Use evidence-based practices to create vibrant recovery programming.  Facilitate groups in a way that is welcoming and affirming to all members.  Help members create the lives they desire through an exploration of their concerns, fears, frustrations and goals.  Adjust programming based on individual needs.  

ð       Space. Prepare a continental breakfast for members of the Living Room before the day begins. Encourage members to become more engaged in the space and make it their own, by helping with breakfast, cleaning up and other activities.  

o   Assign lockers to members of the Living Room and ensure that members follow the guidelines for their use. 

o   Keep the Living Room tidy and welcoming by periodically straightening shelves and activity tables.  Enlist help with these activities from members. 

ð       Recruitment.  Actively reach out to vulnerable individuals who might be hesitant to participate in the Living Room. 

ð       Records. Maintain careful records of attendance.  Document the progress of participants through ETO and other systems as required.  (Training will be provided.)

  • Coordination

ð       Work closely with the resource coordination team to review referrals to the Living Room.

ð       Become familiar with the needs of each member and the barriers they are facing.  Encourage members of the Living Room to use other Hub of Hope services (i.e. hospitality, medical, etc.)

ð       Participate in regular staff meetings.  Present updates on the Living Room as required. 

  • Other Duties

ð       Crisis Prevention. Maintain situational awareness at all times in order to prevent and respond to incidents that may arise and promote a safe environment for all.  

ð       Other Duties as Assigned. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of facilitating recovery-focused groups.    
  • Experience working with people who have been diagnosed with serious mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and people in recovery. 
  • Strong computer skills and experience with electronic case management systems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A college degree (BA, BS or associate degree) or high school diploma (or a high school diploma equivalent).
  • Working knowledge of best practices in trauma-informed care

Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity employer.


Project HOME benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account plans (Health, Dependent Care, Transit, Parking), Paid Parental leave, and a student loan support program.  Project HOME provides Paid Time Off a minimum of 27 days annually, which includes vacation, personal, sick days, Floating holidays, Holidays, and sabbatical leave. Employer sponsored benefit plans include Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401 (k) with employer match up to 5% in addition to a Employee Assistance Program. Voluntary benefits include Accident, Critical Illness/Cancer, and Hospital Indemnity Coverage. and Voluntary Life Insurance.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $17.70
Location on Google Maps
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA