Monday, July 14, 2008

You Can Work at Genesis Home

Looking for a way to really try to end homelessness?

Genesis Home seeks candidates for a full-time Director of Housing Services.

Genesis Home works to end homelessness for families with children and for young adults by providing housing and supportive services to foster independence. Since 1989, the agency has provided a safe, stable place where families can come together, rebuild their lives, and prepare for permanent housing in the community.

Genesis Home has been serving families in Durham for almost 20 years and is working to strengthen its ability to support families moving out of homelessness. The Director of Housing Services will supervise and support two full-time and 10 part-time staff members of the housing services team, assuring that the team works collaboratively and in the best interest of Genesis Home residents. A key responsibility of the Director of Housing Services will be leading staff in a collaborative planning process to identify ways to continue building on Genesis Home’s strengths and addressing the gaps in its current service delivery model. Following this planning process, the Housing Services Director will be accountable for designing, implementing, and evaluating programmatic structures necessary to provide consistent service delivery based on a sound set of principles. Further, the Housing Services Director will maintain compliance with all regulatory/funding requirements associated with housing services and assure the facility is secure and safe for all residents. The new hire may also have therapeutic responsibilities associated with program clients displaying MH/SA/DD-related disabilities.

Genesis Home seeks a Housing Services Director with the following attributes:
- Strong commitment to and passion for the mission of Genesis Home.
- Demonstrated ability to supervise staff in a way that is empowering and committed to staff development.
- Experience and familiarity with the issues facing homeless families.
- Knowledge of local resources available to families and children.
- Demonstrated ability to relate to culturally diverse staff and residents.
- Experience with service strategies related to mental health treatment, substance abuse and recovery.
- Ability to work as part of a team of service providers.
- At least five years of progressively responsible work experience with homeless families or a similar population.
- At least five years of work experience with organizations providing direct services to disadvantaged populations.
- Flexible, creative, and possessing a sense of humor.
- College degree and/or equivalent work experience required. Graduate degree or equivalent experience preferred.
- Basic computer literacy including proficiency with MS Office software.
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
- Ability to communicate in Spanish, both orally and in writing, is desired but not required.

More detailed information about Genesis Home is available at our website:

The position requires the ability to work evening hours and some weekends. Genesis Home offers flexible work scheduling to accommodate the needs of parents and caregivers. The salary range for this position is comparable to other direct service organizations of our size. Starting salary ranges from $35-$45,000 depending on experience and educational attainment.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé outlining experience and skills, and references via email to . No calls please. Genesis Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer.