Community Living Leader - Athens, Georgia

Athens, Georgia
Jun 10, 2019
Jul 10, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

Do you feel called to work in a Christian Ministry?

Do you want to work where you make a difference in the lives of others?

Join us at the Atlanta Mission, where we make a difference in the lives of over 1000 men, women, and children every day by providing food, shelter, clothing, counseling, vocational and spiritual guidance. We get to witness radical life transformations.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is located at The Potter's House near Athens, Georgia. The schedule is Monday - Wednesday 2pm - 10pm and Thursday-Friday 12pm-8pm.

As a Community Living Leader you will serve by providing leadership to clients. This position requires that you have the ability to build healthy relationships with the Atlanta Mission team and clients while providing strong accountability to both.

You will also perform the following:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides oversight and direction to all Ministers in Training (MTs) and Servant Leaders (SLTs) by providing supervision, guidance, training, accountability and performance management
  • Plans utilization of team, assign duties, and serves as back-up during absence of MTs and SLTs
  • Prepares monthly schedule for client team members, ensuring adequate shift coverage
  • Develops and updates manuals for documentation of community living guidelines, policies, procedures, and MT and SLT Assistant responsibilities
  • Develops goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish community living-related job duties
  • Resolves conflict and provides resolution for clients
  • Tracks bed count, bed assignments, and bed movement of clients
  • Coordinates and manages communication between clients and multidisciplinary team members and follow up to ensure complete service delivery
  • Supports service teams through administrative services and coordination
  • Works closely with Client Support Services team to ensure cleanliness of facility, safety and security precautions are followed, and any other facility items related to community living
  • Works directly with Volunteer/Partnerships Coordinators in implementation of volunteer services
  • Reports legal/ethical issues as needed
  • Prepares monthly statistical and narrative reports
  • Assists with the public relations/marketing/development teams by leading in-house tours


  • Attends mission-wide meetings and training as appropriate
  • Performs administrative tasks and other duties as assigned


You will possess the following:

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Administration or related field from an accredited college or university with 2-4 years supervisory experience preferred;
  • Peer Advocate certification; preferred
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience working within a similar environment, ministry, or non-profit organization
  • Knowledge of personalized services principles and processes
  • Experience with needs assessment techniques and motivational interviewing
  • Detail oriented with effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent listening skills with ability to encourage communication
  • Strong conflict-resolution skills
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong desire to work in a Christian ministry and passion for serving those experiencing homelessness
  • Efficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong Crisis intervention skills
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Ability to work in a low structured environment
  • Ability to serve as a personal coach on a one-on-one basis and group setting
  • High energy and ability to engage others towards a common goal
  • CPR and First Aid Certification preferred

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS: Supervision, discipleship, delegation, performance management, fostering teamwork and giving feedback


  • Crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer orientation
  • Leadership and management


  • Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position (standing, walking and sitting)
  • Must have the ability to constantly operate a computer and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, calculator and computer printer
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Must be able to climb or balance
  • Must be able to distinguish or detect smells
  • Must be able to communicate accurate information
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or carry up to 50lbs
  • Must have peripheral vision and depth perception


  • Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions
  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles
  • Occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Moderate noise as in a educational or retail environment

Employer PAID benefits: Term Life and AD&D Insurance - Short-Term Disability - Long-Term Disability - Travel Assistance Program - Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Employee Advocacy Services - Dental Insurance (If participating in medical plan)

Employer CONTRIBUTED Benefits: Medical and 403b Retirement Plan


Atlanta Mission transforms, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness. We are a community united to end homelessness . . . one friend at a time.


Atlanta Mission has been called by God to serve the city of Atlanta.

Since its 1938 beginnings, this Christian nonprofit ministry has grown from a small soup kitchen to a multi-facility organization serving Metro Atlanta's large homeless population. Today, Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, rehab and recovery services, vocational training, services, and transitional housing. We serve more than 1,000 homeless men, women, and children every day.


Atlanta Mission meets each person where they are, in their unique circumstances, to provide customized services to help them overcome the cause of their homelessness.

We believe that a relationship with Christ is the key to restoration, redemption, and sustainable change for everyone. We invest in the spiritual, personal, and professional development of people, restoring and equipping them to intentional living. We believe that in empowering and coaching people toward excellence, we impact the quality of all we do.

Various factors lead to homelessness job loss, eviction, family tragedy, addiction, domestic violence, a major health condition, and more. The common denominator is a major crack in their life foundation. Our programs are multi-pronged and multi-layered, designed to meet people where life has led them.

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