Supported Employment Supervisor & Specialist

Project H.O.M.E. Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 2 months ago


The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.

Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.

Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.

Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.


The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.

We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.

We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.

We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.

We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.

Job Summary:The Supported Employment Supervisor and Specialist supervises the Restroom Attendant programs and contracts at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Municipal Services Building. This involves training and supervising residents who are employed part-time to perform outreach and light cleaning at the restrooms under contract. This position also manages a caseload of residents who are seeking employment and assists the Director of Employment and Education to develop new jobs with area employers. The Specialist addresses barriers to employment by seeking to improve participant's skills, increasing access to jobs that have good earnings potential and supporting people to remain in jobs once employed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise a team of 20 - 25 residents who are employed part-time at the Free Library

of Philadelphia and Municipal Services Building to perform outreach and

light cleaning in the restrooms.

This includes recruiting, training and scheduling of the attendants

and maintaining good communication with Library and Municipal Services

Building staff and management.

  • Work with a caseload of up to 15 residents on an individual basis to support

achievement of employment goals. Process includes: intake, goal

setting, job search, skill building, and partnering with residential

staff around case management, as needed.

  • Work with the Employment Services team to develop and sustain relationships with

current employer partners. Educate and advocate with employers, as


  • Maintain updated employer records, caseload efforts, and participant outcomes.

  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates or Bachelor's degree, with at least two years of experience working with

individuals who have experienced barriers to employment.

  • A sales/marketing aptitude. Able to effectively communicate with

hiring managers to support the placement of our program participants

into jobs with good retention.

  • Experience and/or interest in recovery, mental health, poverty, and social justice.

  • Superior organization and time management skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, resume writing, and using job search engines.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Equally comfortable

with business leaders and individuals seeking to overcome obstacles to


  • Commitment to Project HOME's mission and values.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of supported employment model.

  • Strong network of business leaders in Philadelphia.

  • Supervisory experience

  • Experience with Efforts to Outcomes evidence-based tracking software.

Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a drug screen and background checks.

Project HOME reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of the duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Join us! Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 1936 Judson St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
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