JOIN OUR TEAM

Our employees are passionate about empowering teen moms, which is what Hope House is all about. Are you ready to join a team of life-changers who know how to work hard and play hard? Does a work culture characterized by teamwork, innovation, and a commitment to best practices appeal to you?

Then Hope House Colorado, a faith-focused organization committed to empowering teen moms from all over the Denver area, may be a great fit!

Work From Your strengths:

Hope House management utilizes the Clifton StrengthsFinder to help employees find meaning and fulfillment in their work. Understanding the skills and personalities of each individual employee helps us to build strong teams and a strong culture.

Professional Development:

Hope House believes in making an investment in the professional development of its employees. From covering the costs for attending professional training seminars to bringing in relevant guest speakers to supervisors who are committed to helping their team members grow, Hope House is committed to giving its employees opportunities to thrive professionally.

Culture Statement:

We actually have an official statement around culture that includes the importance of fun, and our annual calendar includes Staff Olympics, the (un)Talent Show, and frequent team-building opportunities.

Hope House Colorado is a God-centered organization with a passion to see the lives of teen moms transformed for Christ. We recognize that this happens in an environment that combines warmth, love and encouragement with the vital need for structure and boundaries.

Hope House is also a future-thinking organization, striving to be experts in our field. We invest in each employee, providing opportunities to pursue individual passions, gifts and strengths. Our staff is a unified team, pursuing excellence in all we do. We serve with integrity, humility, and respect for one another, in an environment that combines professionalism with fun, humor, and even a little bit of silliness each day!

Vacation Time:

Salaried employees receive 15 days or three weeks of PTO upon hire. Employees also receive 9 paid holidays every year. This totals to 24 paid days off every year. And, after five years, employees receive five weeks of PTO, plus 9 paid holidays.

Make a Difference:

Hope House is committed to empowering teen moms, changing the future for two generations! Our teen moms are building new lives for themselves and their little ones, and our stats prove how hard they are working. For example, our GED Program has an 80% graduation rate, 90% of our Residential Program graduates have reached self-sufficiency, and 80% of the children in our Early Learning Program reached their targeted goal last year. Hope House is on track to serve 200 teen moms and 300 children this year — join our team and make a real difference in your very own community!

Open Positions:

Residential Advisor

Mission Statement: Hope House Colorado (HHC) empowers parenting teenage moms to achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them and for their children.

Position Title: Residential Advisor

Full or Part Time: Part-time, 24 hours/week

Reports To: Residential Manager

Pay Range: $13.00/hour – $14.00/hour

Department: Program

Benefits Eligibility: Eligible

Position Summary: Residential Advisors (RAs) work as unified team with other Residential Advisors, the Residential Manager, Residential Property Manager, and the Hope House Colorado Program staff to provide encouragement and support for 6-8 young mothers and their children living in the Hope House group residence, with the focus of building relationship while helping residents to become self-sufficient.
Residential Advisors work daytime, evening, weekend, and overnight shifts to ensure residents have a HHC staff member with them at the residence 24 hours/day, every day. This particular position will be responsible for overnight shifts on at least two Saturdays each month. The residence is used in a variety of ways, including providing respite housing, short-term housing, and a structured long-term housing program for teen mothers.
Due to the multiple purposes for the residence, examples of some of the duties of a Residential Advisor may include (but are not limited to) caring for a young mom’s children while the mom recovers from an illness or temporary crisis, helping residents with everyday life skills such as learning to drive or budgeting, and/or supporting a resident by assisting with their homework, cooking a meal, or coming alongside a mom in parenting routines. RAs ensure a safe environment through enforcing boundaries, create a learning environment through gentle guidance and participatory teaching, and provide an opportunity for relational and spiritual growth by being available, engaged, and authentic.

Requirements:
• Must be female and over the age of 21
• Must have a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance. Must meet insurance requirements for an acceptable MVR which reflects no more than 2 violations and/or accidents; no more than 3 vehicle related suspensions/reinstatements within the past 3 years; no DUI, reckless or felony driving convictions within 5 years
• Must pass a criminal background check, driving record check, and drug screen
• Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others
• Committed to continually working towards the mission of Hope House Colorado

Desired Skills and Attributes:
• Experience working with an at-risk population, adolescent girls, or teen moms a plus
• Resourcefulness, reliability, and appreciates being held accountable
• Maintains high standards
• Exercises good judgement in a variety of situations

Education or Training:
• High School diploma or equivalent

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
• Create a learning environment, whether by taking advantage of a teachable moment to provide gentle guidance, or by actively assisting the mom with an assigned task such as opening a bank account, learning to cook, creating a budget, completing personal growth assignments (assigned by Residential Manager and/or Family Advocate)
• Come alongside the resident in her parenting routine (developed by our Parent Educator). Might include assisting with bedtime routine, discipline routines, or assigned parenting activities
• Ensure a safe environment by enforcing boundaries outlined in the Residence Handbook, enforcing the house schedule, and assisting residents in navigating conflict
• Ensure a secure environment by following security procedures, supervising visitors, and communicating security concerns in a timely manner
• Support the Guiding Principle of Excellent Environment by providing a warm welcome to new moms at the residence, keeping common areas of the house clean, assisting with household laundry, assisting with cleaning and readying rooms for new residents
• Occasionally support residents with childcare for short periods of time, allowing them time for respite
• Provide transportation to and from appointments or activities as assigned (in a Hope House vehicle)
• Create opportunities for engagement with the girls: cook together, do craft projects, take walks, go on field trips, attend activities at the Resource Center (on the same campus as the Residence), be creative!
• Eat meals with the girls and create opportunities to engage with the girls through cooking, baking, asking open-ended questions during meals, etc.
• Create opportunities for spiritual growth through hosting devotions, attending Young Lives activities (Young Lives is a nonprofit partner providing Bible studies and an annual camp experience), etc.
• Supervise, support, and appreciate volunteers assisting at the Residence
• Communicate with one another and the Residential Manager through check-ins between shifts, written logs, and meeting attendance

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
• Promote the values of HHC throughout the organization and external relationships.
• Attend team and organizational meetings, activities, and events.
• Collaborate with HHC staff and perform job duties to advance the organization’s mission and vision.
• Demonstrate ability to work independently and within a team, seeking guidance as appropriate.
• Comply with all organizational policies and procedures.
• Potentially assist with knowledge transfer to support HHC expansion goals.

Expectations:
• Work as a unified team providing consistency to residents in communication and actions
• Create a sense of fun; laugh with the residents
• Maintain a trusting environment through open and honest communication and feedback
• Be available for conversations, be a good listener, be wise in balancing the need to keep a young moms’ confidences with sharing information (with appropriate Staff) that will help her grow
• Confidence to creatively, wisely, and decisively handle all situations and circumstances that happen during a shift

Competencies:
1. Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables
2. Relationship building: Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect
3. Approachability: Easy to approach and talk to
4. Compassion: Genuinely cares about people
5. Ethics and values: Adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times
6. Humor: Has a positive and constructive sense of humor
7. Personal Learning: Picks up on the need to change personal, interpersonal and managerial behaviors quickly
8. Priority Setting: Spends time and the time of others on what’s important
9. Problem solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
10. Time Management: Uses time effectively and efficiently

Supervisory Duties: None

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and walk as well as bend, squat, and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position. We are a team and support each other in all ways necessary to continue working toward our mission.
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HOPE HOUSE COLORADO – GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Christ Centered – Called to the mission! Passionate about transformation for teen moms and champions; committed to growth of our own personal faith.
Integrity – Do the right thing (even when it hurts)! Trustworthy; ethical and authentic; excellent stewards of donations; we expect 100% compliance with all applicable regulations.
Infectious Enthusiasm – Passionate about the cause, mission, and ministry! Engage others and strive for positivity through high energy.
Relationship Focused – True change happens for teen moms through healthy, long-term relationships with staff and volunteers. Engage champions so they experience the impact they make!
Future Thinking – Experts in our field who are constantly striving for the next level! Cause-focused and committed to sharing our knowledge and tools for the benefit of teen moms everywhere.
Team Player – Committed to working as a unified team, valuing each member’s contributions! Have one another’s backs and find compromises and solutions in a respectful manner. Go above and beyond for each other.
Have Fun! – Find joy in the work! There is room for fun, celebrations and a little bit of silliness every day!
Extreme Ownership – Take ownership! Empower decision-making at every level; anticipate success; and take responsibility!
Teachable Spirit – Eager to learn and grow! Open to new ideas and constructive criticism; demonstrate humility and learn from our mistakes and failures.
Excellent Environment – Create a warm, welcoming, safe and secure environment that shows every teen mom she has a place to belong!

To apply: Please take the PAIRIN Survey by clicking the following link and upload your cover letter/resume: http://app.pairin.com/apply/CBD7438EXb. The survey should take you less than 15 minutes.
Please address any questions to [email protected]

Employee comments

I love working at Hope House because I am passionate about the mission of empowering teen moms.  I also love the flexibility of my job, my amazing co-workers, and how supportive Hope House is to working moms.

– Melinda Smith,
Parenting Coordinator

I love working at Hope House! Not only do I have the opportunity to help change the lives of the girls we serve, but I get to work alongside other amazing women who inspire me and make me laugh every day!

– Jenny Macias,
Program Director

“Working at Hope House brings me so much joy. I love that I have the opportunity every day to build strong relationships with teen moms and provide a safe, loving and educational environment for their children to grow and learn. The team of women at Hope House are among the most dedicated, compassionate and loving people I know. We support one another and have so much fun!”

 – Lisa Kirk-Plowman,
Early Learning Program Manager

Our Guiding Principles:
  • Christ Centered – Called to the mission! Passionate about transformation for teen moms and champions; committed to growth of our own personal faith.
  • Integrity – Do the right thing (even when it hurts)! Trustworthy; ethical and authentic; excellent stewards of donations; we expect 100% compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Infectious Enthusiasm – Passionate about the cause, mission, and ministry! Engage others and strive for positivity through high energy.
  • Relationship Focused – True change happens for teen moms through healthy, long-term relationships with staff and volunteers. Engage champions so they experience the impact they make!
  • Future Thinking – Experts in our field who are constantly striving for the next level! Cause-focused and committed to sharing our knowledge and tools for the benefit of teen moms everywhere.
  • Team Player – Committed to working as a unified team, valuing each member’s contributions! Have one another’s backs and find compromises and solutions in a respectful manner. Go above and beyond for each other.
  • Have Fun! – Find joy in the work! There is room for fun, celebrations and a little bit of silliness every day!
  • Extreme Ownership – Take ownership! Empower decision-making at every level; anticipate success; and take responsibility!
  • Teachable Spirit – Eager to learn and grow! Open to new ideas and constructive criticism; demonstrate humility and learn from our mistakes and failures.
  • Excellent Environment – Create a warm, welcoming, safe and secure environment that shows every teen mom she has a place to belong!