Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Sober Living Home Supervisor

Posted 7 days ago

Job Description

Definition

Under direct supervision of the Journey-to-Recovery (JTR) Operations Manager, provides 24/7 structure, oversite, management for the sober living transitional home services for individuals recovering from a substance use disorder. This position oversees sober living services helping residents identify and achieve their goals and meet their needs. This is a highly responsible position assisting residents in a supportive manner to follow house rules and seek assistance from the clinical or administrative staff to help the client achieve their sobriety goals. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Essential functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.

Examples of Tasks

1. Program Operations:
  • Supervises the entire sober living home program and oversees a team of Peer Support Specialists.
  • Supervisor works on site in the residence independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Ensures all house rules are followed and enforced.
  • Ensures management of the home, upkeep, assignment of chores, scheduling repairs, grocery shopping, inventory of supplies, etc.
  • Monitors and complies with established budget for the facility.
  • Oversees new resident move-in procedures, as well as move-out procedures as needed.
  • Ensures room checks are completed as needed but at a minimum of at move-in and move-out times, ensuring rooms are clean and all furnishings are in place with no room damage present.
  • Coordinates and facilitates weekly house meetings, maintenance and house cleanings.
  • Reports defects in the physical property and submits requests for maintenance and repairs in a timely manner.
  • Monitors facility to ensure compliance with infection control.
  • Works in coordination with the JTR Operations Manager on client census management including monitoring the wait list, daily head count, admissions, graduations and evictions.
  • Attends supervision with JTR Operations Manager to ensure proper communication between house and management.
  • Plans recreational activities for residents, including event, time, date, transportation, and budget.
  • Perform random drug screening as needed.

2. Interpersonal Relationships with Clients:
  • Develop and maintain a peer/coach relationship with residents.
  • Provides residents with mentorship and guidance on how to maintain stable sober housing, how to live in a communal setting with shared responsibilities, household management and communication and relationship enhancement when needed; teaches skills as needed related to employment and housing, provide transportation as needed, facilitate house meetings and sober living activities.
  • Provides crisis intervention and mediation as necessary.
  • Be a positive role model, assist with step work, recovery questions and provide support.
  • Assist residents with learning basic independent living skills as needed (simple budgeting, obtaining transportation, connecting with community resources, etc.)

3.Community Resources;

  • Coordinates, makes referrals, or arranges for appropriate community resources when needed, acts as an advocate if necessary. Maintains ongoing contacts with other professionals involved as needed, including behavioral health, social services, and other collateral contacts with community resources/services.
  • Ensures all residents are attending the required amount of AA/NA meetings, including home group attendance and acquiring/maintaining sponsorship.


4. Recordkeeping Requirements:
  • Organization and maintenance of documentation of written client information.
  • Record keeping and copying of necessary information, dissemination to appropriate individuals within the agency and any outside agencies based on departmental requirements.
  • Participates in staff training, supervisory staff meetings & program consultation.
  • Complete required annual training & certifications on First Aid & CPR and Universal Precautions & Infectious Control


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of the culture, customs, traditions and history of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of de-escalation methods or ability to be trained
  • Knowledge of First-Aid methods and CPR techniques.
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, chronic medical illnesses and their basic symptoms.
  • Knowledge of the effects of substance use including the long-term effects.
  • Knowledge of recovery from substance use through personal experience.
  • Knowledge of trauma informed care principles.
  • Knowledge of basic computer software including MS Office.


  • Skill assessing and evaluating emergency situations and using emergency procedures.
  • Skill with conflict resolution
  • Skill following complex verbal and written instructions, policies and procedures.
  • Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the clients, SRPMIC staff and the public.
  • Skill operating a variety of standard office equipment including photocopiers, FAX machines, printers, scanner and copier to fulfill job requirements.


  • Ability to provide culturally specific services to Native Americans, including experience in trauma informed care and alcohol and drug treatment issues
  • Ability to maintain accurate and timely program records, according to prescribed standards.
  • Ability to drive various SRPMIC vehicles including, but not limited to, a fifteen (15) person van.
  • Ability to operate a washer and dryer.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain and develop positive working relationships with other SRPMIC staff and volunteers
  • Ability to work in an environment where people may occasionally have outbursts or use abusive language
  • Ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality and non-discrimination policies and practices
  • Ability to maintain a calm professional demeanor and make independent judgments
  • Ability to advocate for individuals their identified families and community groups/populations
  • Ability to function as a team member and be flexible in attitude and have the desire to relate effectively with clients
  • Ability to promote programs and services to the community, funders, treatment providers, elected officials and government agencies
  • Ability to learn and provide instruction as needed


Minimum Qualifications

  • Education & Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and at least one year in personal recovery from substance use.
    • For enrolled Community Members without a GED, must obtain a GED. Requires participation in the HR GED Program and successful completion of the Arizona state certified exam in order to continue employment with SRPMIC.
  • Familiarity with the Pima or Maricopa languages is helpful but not required.


  • Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position.
  • Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.


Special Requirements

  • May be required to work beyond normal work hours including nights, weekends and holidays.


Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.
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