Silver Lining House Live-in Community Assistant
As a community assistant, you will engage residents and the community in meaningful ways to foster a culture of family, belonging, and growth at our Silver Lining House property.
Silver Lining House is a beautiful home in the Baker neighborhood of Denver that serves up to 13 street-connected young adults, ages 18-25. Residents may have aged out of foster care, have substance use issues and mental health challenges. In addition to living with and daily supporting residents, key components of the program include weekly community meals, individual resident mentoring & spiritual support, resource navigation, and community activities.
RESPONSIBILITIES Assist with community engagement activities (meals, crafts, outings, and other interactive events) On-duty/on-call evening and weekend shifts to build community, check out medication, conduct drug/alcohol screenings, and address resident issues and needs. Uphold community rules and values, addressing resident non-compliance and growth barriers in creative and constructive ways Foster resident growth by supporting resident goal plans Respond to emergency situations through thoughtful (often collaborative) crisis management Care for the property by helping with cleaning, yard work, apartment turnovers, maintenance needs, and supplies Engage in the greater PN community by attending meetings, training, special events, and maintaining positive connections with volunteers and donors Actively increase your knowledge and skills for serving our populations (reading, trainings, consulting)
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS Sense of calling to urban ministry and a mature, personal Christian faith Comfortable signing Providence Network’s Statement of Faith (available upon request) Compassionate and able to engage and motivate different personalities with various needs Enthusiasm for encouraging and supporting leaders and residents Flexible and adaptable to change Prior work in a similar field is a plus Basic computer literacy and organization skills Pass a criminal background checkTo Apply: Send cover letter & resume to Program Director, Dana Jones, at email@example.com