Job Title: Knoxville Live-In Part-time Housing Monitor
Reports To: Program Coordinator
Summary: To provide a consistent, physical presence in the facility assisting residents with emergency and non-emergency needs, and communicating concerns to the Program Coordinator.
Duration of Assignment: Six months with option of an additional six months. Renewal of assignment requires reapplication and approval.
Probationary period: 90 days
Creation date: July 2012
Primary Responsibilities and Duties include the following:
- Reside in the Housing Monitor residential suite in the Knoxville home
- Be available to residents for:
- Immediate concerns, needs and relapse prevention. Any learning experiences concerning inappropriate behaviors should be discussed with the Program Director (or if unavailable, the staff member on call) before a decision or action is taken (i.e.: a resident’s tardiness or non-return, relapse, injuries, threats, etc)
- Work hours: 20 hours per week (15 scheduled and 5 hours which are for emergencies and are flexible to the needs of the program.)
- Transport TND residents on as needed basis only
- Complete incident report for significant encounters
- Encourage the Core Values of The Next Door at all times
- Report maintenance and facility concerns to Program Coordinator
- Enforce residents signing in/out on time according to the resident’s schedule for that particular day
- Provide documentation of significant encounters to Case Manager
- Administer medications on as needed basis only
- Conduct internal and external facility inspections and drills
- Perform other duties as assigned (including filing paperwork in client charts)
To be successful in executing the responsibilities and duties assigned in this job, a person must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. This person must be self-motivated and able to make quality, ethical decisions independent of supervision when necessary.
- Valid Tennessee Driver’s license with F class endorsement preferred
- Graduates of The Next Door who have been successfully living in the community or others in community modeling recovery may also be eligible
Housing Monitor Commits to:
- Housing Monitor respects that TND is a residential facility and as such its occupants call TND their “home.” It is understood that:
- Housing Monitor will respect the right to privacy whenever possible
- If the Housing Monitor is in recovery, she will continue to work toward and maintain her recovery as evidenced by attendance at weekly 12-step or other recovery group outside of TND
All Employees will adhere to the following professional standards:
- Honor the agency mission: The mission of The Next Door is to live out our faith by providing a continuum of evidence-based services for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration.
- Consistently treat residents and co-workers with the utmost respect
- Work as a necessary part of the team effort
- Model ethical and professional behavior at all times
- Participate in ongoing meetings and trainings as required by the leadership of The Next Door
- Be creative and assist leadership with ideas for improving the overall quality of the services and environment for the residents of The Next Door.
- Encourage core values of The Next Door, Inc. at all times.
- Keep ALL information regarding staff, residents, diagnosis, group information, etc confidential at all times.
To apply please submit cover letter and resume to Jill.Millsaps@thenextdoor.org or by fax to Jill Millsaps at (865) 934-2894 no later than February 11, 2013. No phone calls, please. Include in your cover letter:
- Total number of hours you are available per week
- What days and times of day you are available per week
- Monthly stipend requirements (room and utilities are included)