Job Title:          House Leader              

Department: Interim Housing                                                    

Reports To:  Program Director


On-site House leader will be assigned to a house which they are responsible for daily oversight and functions of the house

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • House Leaders must live on site
  • Report conflicts and concerns to the Program Director
  • Report property concerns to the Property Manager
  • Develop a chores list on a weekly basis
  • Facilitate and document weekly house meetings
  • Attending monthly House Leader meetings at SSHH office
  • Give write-ups for violations of House Rules
  • Clean vacant rooms to make ready for new tenants
  • House Leaders are expected to abide by the same rules as the tenants
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required.
  • Ability to get along and work effectively with others. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:    This job has not supervisory duties

Measures of Performance:  The House Leader shall be considered to be performing in an acceptable manner when the following have been accomplished:

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Forward Thinking - Anticipates possible problems and develops contingency plans in advance; Notices trends in the industry or marketplace and develops plans to prepare for opportunities or problems; Anticipates the consequences of situations and information and plans accordingly; Anticipates how individuals and groups will react to situation and information and plans accordingly.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Tailors the content of speech to the level and experience of the audience; Uses appropriate grammar and choice of words in oral speech; Organizes ideas clearly in oral speech; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Attention To Communication - Ensures that others involved in a project or effort are kept informed about developments and plans; Ensures that important information from his/her management is shared with his/her employees and others as appropriate; Shares ideas and information with others who might find them useful; Uses multiple channels or means to communicate important messages (e.g. memos, newsletters, meetings).
  • Persuasive Communication - Identifies and presents information or data that will have a strong effect on others; Selects language and examples tailored to the level and experience of the audience;   Selects stories, analogies or examples to illustrate a point; Creates graphics, overheads or slides that display information clearly and with high impact.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Listens and responds constructively to other team members’ ideas; Offers support for others’ ideas and proposals; Is open with other team members about his/her concerns; Expresses disagreement constructively.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Personal Credibility - Does what he/she commits to doing; Respects the confidentiality or information or concerns shared by others; Is honest and forthright with people; Carries his/her fair share of the workload.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Self Confidence - Is confident of own ability to accomplish goals;  Presents self crisply and impressively; Is willing to speak up to the right person or group at the right time, when he/she disagrees with a decision or strategy;  Approaches challenging tasks with a “can-do” attitude.              

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:                                     

No prior experience or training necessary.

Language Skills:                                 

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

 Reasoning Ability:   

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software and the Microsoft Office Suite of products. Knowledge of basic office equipment should include: Internet and email, copy and fax machines, postage meter and telephone