Thank you for your interest in joining the Expect Hope staff! It’s an exciting time in this newly forming ministry. To apply for a position with Expect Hope, please complete the Expect Hope Employee Application and sign the consent form. Scan and send the completed application by 11/13/17 to info@expecthope.org. Please send your resume as well along with any other documents that would support your application if you wish. We look forward to hearing from you!

Resident Director

Description: The Resident Director will be present on site five (24-hour) days each week. She will perform administrative tasks, supervise and manage program staff, and oversee daily house management. The Resident Director will be responsible for enforcing house policies and administering discipline when necessary. She will lead a daily Bible study and discussion class as she mentors and disciples residents. She will perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director.
Reports to Program Director.

Qualifications:

The Resident Director must have a Bachelor’s degree.

Particular Responsibilities:

      • Provide spiritual leadership to the young women.
      • Be a team member in seeing that the philosophy, purpose, and objectives of the program are being implemented with each young woman.
      • Be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the home and care of the young women with the assistance of the Resident Assistant.
      • Maintain the house and vehicles as much to the extent of abilities. Request repairs as needed.
      • Maintain a comfortable and clean house, with the assistance of the residents.
      • Set up and maintain work schedules, assigning household duties to each young woman.
      • Schedule various activities for the home, including responsibilities, as well as special programs.
      • Help the young women meet appointments and other responsibilities. Know where each young woman is when she is outside the home.
      • Help monitor leisure time activities, including TV, computer (internet), music, phone calls, and visitation.
      • Provide a means of physical exercise and recreation for the young women.
      • Assist each woman in developing her gifts and talents by recognizing such gifts and lending encouragement and praise.
      • Maintain a Christian environment that is joyful, nurturing, relaxing, and peaceful.
      • Maintain an attitude that promotes availability to the young women.
      • Try to be aware of each young woman’s emotional needs and address them with the other House Staff as a team.
      • Enforce family guidelines and discipline in a loving manner when issues arise. Work with skill sheets to combine discipline and reinforce positive behaviors.
      • Assume responsibility for food budget and ensure proper food supply.
      • Plan and supervise preparation of well-balanced meals. Keep log of meals served.
      • Be willing to assist women through labor and delivery, if birth coach is unavailable.
      • Teach women good habits for personal hygiene.
      • Represent the home by making presentations to local church and civil groups.
      • Attend any workshops or conferences that are recommended to increase skills and staff development.
      • Be responsible for maintaining an up-to-date medical file on each young woman.
      • Be responsible for notification of appropriate people for medical & other emergencies, as well as the birth of her child.
      • Be responsible for working with the Program Director to ensure that all state regulations are met.
      • Be responsible to hold and record monthly fire drills.
      • Be responsible for recording in-kind donations for the home as they come in and seeing to their proper use.
      • Be responsible to greet volunteers/intakes/visitors when they come to the home.
      • Review weekly with the Guidance Counselor each young woman’s status, progress, family situation, relationship to the birth-father, and plans for her child.
      • Be responsible for the houseparent account.
      • Along with other members of the house staff, be responsible for answering the phone and conveying messages.
      • Identify problem areas in residents’ parenting and cooperate with Guidance Counselor to develop an improvement plan.
      • Update and maintain a needs list for the home.
      • Supervise the Resident Assistant, Mentors, and house volunteers.

Resident Assistant

Description: The Resident Assistant will work a 40-hour week in addition to remaining at the house (on call) overnight two nights each week. She will be the acting director of the house in the absence of the Resident Director. Her responsibilities include supervising daily house management, ensuring that residents complete household duties, and enforcing house policies by reporting incidents to the Resident Director. The Resident Assistant will teach quarterly life skills classes and provide emotional counseling as she mentors and disciples residents. Performs other duties as assigned by Resident Director.

Qualifications: The Resident Assistant must have an Associate’s degree (Bachelor’s preferred) or commensurate experience.

Particular Responsibilities:

      • Be a team member in seeing that the philosophy, purpose, and objectives of the house are being implemented with each young woman
      • Be a supportive, loving friend to each of the young women living in the home while maintaining a professional distance.
      • Be encouraging and help each young woman to learn to live with and adjust to the demands and blessings of this large family
      • Be a team member under the direction of the Resident Director and Executive Director to see that all rules, state regulations, and disciplines of the program are followed
      • When on duty at the house, be an active member of the household
      • Maintain an attitude that promotes availability to the residents
      • When on duty, perform tasks under the direction of the Resident Director as needed
      • Assist Residents with homework or Bible studies as need
      • Run errands (grocery store, gas up vehicles)
      • Be on call at all times to provide coverage for the home or accompany the Resident Director in the event of an emergency
      • Set an example of a Christian woman
      • Assist in teaching and coordinating life skills classes and activities
      • Assist in planning activities and outings
      • Report and be accountable to the Resident Director
      • Attend staff meetings and special functions
      • Have the responsibility for the day-to-day activities of the home and care of the young women.
      • Maintain a comfortable and clean house, with the assistance of the young women.
      • Conduct room checks
      • Schedule various activities for the home, including responsibilities, as well as special programs.
      • Help the young women meet appointments and other responsibilities. Know where each young woman is when she is outside the home.
      • Help monitor leisure time activities, including TV, computer (internet), music, phone calls, and visitation.
      • Provide a means of physical exercise and recreation for the young women.
      • Assist each woman in developing her gifts and talents by recognizing such gifts and lending encouragement and praise.
      • Maintain a Christian environment that is joyful, relaxing, and peaceful.
      • Maintain an attitude that promotes availability to the young women.
      • Try to be aware of each young woman’s emotional needs.
      • Plan and supervise preparation of well-balanced meals. Keep log of meals served.
      • Be willing to assist women through labor and delivery, if birth coach is unavailable.
      • Teach women good habits for personal hygiene.
      • Represent the home by making presentations to local church and civil groups.
      • Attend any workshops or conferences that are recommended to increase skills and staff development.
      • Assist each resident in caring for her child.
      • Identify problem areas in residents’ parenting and cooperate with Counselor to develop an improvement plan.
      • Along with other members of the house staff, be responsible for answering the phone and conveying messages.
      • Update and maintain a needs list for the home.

Guidance Counselor

Description: The Counselor will work a flexible 40-hour work week based on each resident’s schedule. She will meet with residents individually at least three times each week for at least one hour a session and maintain daily session records. She will be responsible to assist residents in setting up a personal growth plan and guide them in accomplishing all program and personal goals and objectives. Her additional responsibilities will be to teach quarterly life skills classes, provide spiritual and emotional counseling, and facilitate life transition upon exit from the program. Performs other duties as assigned by Program Director.

Reports to Program Director.

Qualifications: The Counselor must have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Counseling.

Particular Responsibilities:

      • Be responsible for weekly counseling sessions with each young woman to help her in her decision-making planning for the future, and overall well being.
      • Coordinate educational plans with Residents and the Tutor or other educational services.
      • Provide educational group activities: options class, life skills, etc.
      • Be a liaison on behalf of the young women with social service agencies and families.
      • Be responsible for coordination of plans for the young women and their children.
      • Initiate weekly case reviews with House staff (part of staff meeting).
      • Be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of each young woman’s file, including Individual Service Plan (ISP), progress reports, and other paperwork in compliance with state regulations.
      • Be responsible for discharge planning and follow-up for each young woman from a social work perspective and make appropriate referrals to community resources and services needed by the young woman.
      • Maintain confidentiality for every young woman and her child.
      • Interview young women for admission in conjunction with the Resident Director
      • Assist the Program Director in developing and implementing programs.
      • Utilize educational opportunities to further professional development.
      • Help the young women work through issues that affect her ability to have healthy personal relationships.
      • Develop an improvement plan addressing problem areas in residents’ parenting in conjunction with the Resident Director and Resident Assistant.
      • Along with other members of the house staff, be responsible for answering the phone and conveying messages.

Parent Assistant

Description: The Parent Assistant will assist mothers with the care of their children while she participates in the program components.  The Parent Assistant will supervise and attend to the basic  needs of residents’ children while their mothers attend class, appointments, or their places of employment. Minimum 10 hours/week. Maximum 30 hours/week.

Qualifications: The Parent Assistant must have 5+ years of experience caring for children ages 0-3. This may include time as a parent.  

Particular Responsibilities:

      • Keep children clean by changing their diapers and/or clothes when necessary
      • Organize toys and materials and ensure a tidy activity area
      • Sterilize and prepare bottles
      • Feed the children with food and snacks provided by their mothers
      • Engage children in books and music for their mental development
      • Teach children in health and personal hygiene, resting, and proper toileting
      • Read to toddlers and teach them easy painting, drawing, handicrafts, and songs
      • Put children to sleep when they need a nap
      • Sanitize toys, play, and sleep equipment
      • Observe physical and emotional development communicate any apparent areas of delay to the house staff and parents
      • Keep records of every child, including day by day observations and information regarding activities and food given

Tutor

Description: The Tutor will teach writing skills and reading comprehension to all residents in both individual and group sessions. She will provide High School Equivalency (HSE) training to residents without a high school degree and assist with the college studies of residents pursuing secondary education or certifications. Minimum 10 hours/week. Maximum 30 hours/week.

Reports to Resident Director

Qualifications: The Tutor must have a Bachelor’s degree. Education degree or teaching certification preferred.  

Particular Responsibilities:

    • Create individualized plan based on each resident’s academic assessment
    • Meet weekly with residents to advance academic goals
    • Submit progress reports to the Guidance Counselor