FULL-TIME POSITION SUMMARY:
The Lead Resident Advocate (LRA) serves as the single point of contact for staffing Resident Advocates and Shelter Managers for the shelter supervision, coordination of transport, and activities coverage for all residents. The LRA works closely with the Executive Director to ensure delivery of quality services to the residents consistent with the organizations mission and policies. The LRA is responsible to assist in managing program resources to fulfill the program mission in accordance with priorities, time and budget requirements.The LRA oversees the day-to-day operation of the residential home needs with regard to communicating policy changes/updates and pertinent information to shelter managers as requested by the Executive Director and communicating facility/property/ministry vehicle maintenance needs. The LRA provides direct supervision to residents per established program policies maintaining scheduling and transportation coordination for all residents.
Reports to the Executive Director
Majority of the on-duty work hours for this position:
8am – 5pm 3-4 weekdays per week
Every-other weekend 4pm Friday through 9am Monday
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (may include some or all of the following:)
- Assist in developing the plans and records of each day’s activities, assign rooms, note supply needs, schedule maintenance, and maintain Resident calendars.
- Scheduling transport and adequate supervision of residents to medical, educational, and counseling appointments, and other program activities.
- Record Special Incident Reports and any and all other required reports and paperwork.
- Instruct and assist in supervision of Resident Advocates and Shelter Managers with regards to communicating policy or procedural changes and other pertinent information.
- Communicate specific and general needs of advocates, residents, and shelter facilities to the Program Director in a clear and timely manner.
- Consult with Clinical Staff and/or Executive Director or Program Director regarding behavioral problems of residents or advocates, crisis issues, and emergencies as they occur.
- Maintain written documentation on resident’s progress per policies and guidelines.
- Occasionally attend organization events and/or training outside prescribed work hours.
- Conduct trainings and classes for advocates and residents. Assist in intake process for new incoming residents as needed.
- Assist in any other function as needed to fulfill the ministry’s mission as directed.
- Strong Christian leader with an active and dynamic spiritual life.
- Ability and willingness to share faith with individuals who interface with the ministry.
- Strong interpersonal, motivational, leadership, communication and organizational skills.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional activities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Ability to maintain organization of multiple changing schedules and demonstrate strong trust in God as provider of all necessary ministry resources.
- Works with KDM leaders and staff to discuss client plans and assists in oversight and execution of treatment plans and goals.
- Staff and volunteer coordination with respect to shelter, transport, and resident activities coordination.
- Work under direct supervision of KDM leaders in assisting in modification and implementation of guidelines and policies.
- Provide on-site crisis counseling, role modeling, and encourager for Advocates and residents alike.
- Work in regular scheduled shifts/intervals to assure 24 hour Advocate support for all resident daughters.
- Demonstrated deep understanding of and commitment to Christ and a passion for seeing KDM target population develop faith in Christ.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a cohesive team.
- Ability to remain calm in stressful emotional situations.
- Commitment to respectful, open colleague communications.
- Minimum AA Degree or 2 years college level education, valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record. Able to pass a background check, and periodic drug tests.
- Prefer some education and experience in psychology, social work, human-services field, or prior supervisory/group home management. Helpful to have a degree and/or experience in education, women’s studies/ministry or related field.
- Non Smoker or Vapor
- Be at least 35 years of age.