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Housing Director, Phoenixville Women's Outreach

  • June 08, 2020
  • Phoenixville, PA

About Us - Phoenixville Women's OutreachPhoenixville Women’s Outreach helps empower women to break the cycle of poverty and dependence by providing transitional housing and affordable housing, alongside resources and support.

The House is a place where a woman has time to heal, gains assistance in finding employment, restores financial stability, and receives help in finding permanent housing. When our women are ready to leave, finding affordable housing is a major obstacle in our community. Our non-profit has recently purchased The Next Step House to offer an affordable renting option for women to showcase their self-sufficiency upon leaving the transition house. Both programs help to empower women and enhance their skills to become self-sufficient and independent.

Position Summary: The Housing Director of Phoenixville Women’s Outreach will provide direct service and supervision to the participants in the PWO programs. Primary responsibilities include sustained and regular interaction with participants of diverse backgrounds.  The Housing Director will actively collaborate and consult with the Managing Director, Executive Director and Board of Directors on all matters impacting the strategic focus of PWO.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • The House (313 Property) Program Supervision
  • Complete intake and orientation process for all participants
  • Respond to all inquiries for housing received by phone or online applications to conduct a complete intake process including two in-person interviews with each applicant, drug tests, and criminal background checks
  • Provide orientation to all participants including reviewing the rules and policies of the program
  • Conduct weekly meetings with participants to develop and monitor individual plans and progress towards the goals of independence and self-sufficiency
  • Inform participants of local services, food pantries, and places of worship
  • Help participants without employment to obtain a job by aiding them with applications
  • Oversee random and for cause drug testing
  • Confirm attendance at social services where required
  • Assist with locating housing and completion of the SPDAT for subsidized housing
  • Assist the Programs Chair from the Board to coordinate the scheduled mandatory educational workshops offered to participants; schedules and facilitates a mandatory weekly House dinner meeting
  • Provide oversight of House Rules to ensure the community is working well together including assigning weekly chores, conducting regular room inspections, assisting with weekly grocery shopping, and routinely reviewing the policies and procedures
  • Serve as the person on-call for all building or participant emergencies including nights and weekends
  • Oversee the routine maintenance of the House including interface with vendors
  • Work with Housing Authority of Chester County regarding subsidized housing including rent calculation, lease, schedule required inspections, and completion of all county forms
  • Oversee the monthly inspection of rooms, conduct monthly meetings with tenants, and collect deposit and rent
  • Maintain a confidential participant database, recording all data relevant to applications, intakes, and discharges
  • Complete weekly report on status of participants for Executive Director and monthly report for Board of Directors
  • Calculate, collect, and document all monies for the mandatory savings program and activity fee from each participant
  • Complete all PWO paperwork required for tenancy; collect mail from P.O. Box
  • Provide support and guidance to volunteers while working with the Volunteer Coordinator 
  • Attend monthly meetings of PARN, Cross Systems, PUSH, and the Nonprofit Roundtable as well as other meetings as needed
  • Undertake other responsibilities required or assigned by the Executive Director
  • The Next Step House (201 Property) Program Supervision
  • Record Keeping for all Programs
  • Community Outreach

How to Apply



Please email resume and cover letter to Katie Bean, Board Member at Phoenixville Women's Outreach.

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