Supported Employment Supervisor & Specialist

Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #508
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, 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 achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.

Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.

Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.

THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME

The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.

We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.

We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.

We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.

We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.


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Job Summary: The Supported Employment Supervisor and Specialist supports residents who work in Social Enterprises to maintain and improve their employment. This includes training and supervising residents in the Restroom Attendant Program who are employed part-time at the restrooms in multiple branches of the Free Library and at Suburban Station to do outreach and light cleaning.  It also includes working with attendants and other residents who are employed in candle making and the bookstore to develop and implement individualized employment goal plans.  The Supervisor addresses barriers to employment by seeking to improve participants’ skills, increasing access to jobs that have good earnings potential and supporting people to remain in jobs once employed. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  • Supervise a team of 20 – 25 residents who are employed part-time at the Free Library of Philadelphia and Municipal Services Building to perform outreach and light cleaning in the restrooms.  This includes recruiting, training and scheduling of the attendants and maintaining good communication with Library and Municipal Services Building staff and management.
  • Work with residents in Social Enterprise on an individual basis to identify and support achievement of employment goals.  Process includes: intake, goal setting, job search, skill building, and partnering with residential staff around case management, as needed.
  • Place 3 - 4 Social Enterprise employees in competitive employment each year.
  • Work with the Employment Services team to develop and sustain relationships with current employer partners. Educate and advocate with employers, as needed;
  • Maintain updated records in ETO of active employees in Social Enterprise, their current employment goals, progress against goals and supports provided. Maintain records for ongoing training and supervision of restroom attendants and contacts with Library and MSB contract customers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree, with at least two years of experience working with individuals who have barriers to employment.
  • A sales/marketing aptitude.  Able to effectively communicate with hiring managers to support the placement of our program participants into jobs with good retention.
  • Experience and/or interest in recovery, mental health, poverty, and social justice.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, resume writing, and using job search engines.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.  Equally comfortable with business leaders and individuals seeking to overcome obstacles to employment. 
  • Commitment to Project HOME’s mission and values.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of supported employment model.
  • Strong network of business leaders in Philadelphia.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with Efforts to Outcomes evidence-based tracking software.

 

 

 

Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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.  Join us!  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.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA