Program Manager, Kate’s Place, Project H.O.M.E.

Posted by on October 08, 2012

Program Manager, Kate’s Place, Project H.O.M.E.

Posted on: September 21, 2012

Program Manager – Kate’s Place

The Program Manager is responsible for the creation of a caring, supportive environment that contributes to the emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental well-being of all residents at Kate’s Place, a 144-unit supportive housing site in Center City Philadelphia that houses low to moderate-income men and women. The program manager’s role includes supervising supportive services staff, maintaining an in-depth knowledge of residents, and administering the activities and operation of the residence in a manner consistent with the mission of Project H.O.M.E.


• Supervising and coordinating of on-site case management services, which are available to all residents, some of whom have histories of mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders.

• Implementing evidence-based practices that promote wellness, recovery, resiliency, community inclusion,employment and educational goal attainment.

• Collaborating with building manager to conduct intake, assessment, and orientation of new residents,as well as supportive discharge planning for residents who are moving out.

• Facilitating resident meetings and events that promote community building, education, and socialization.

• Supervising the financial operations of the supportive services program, which includes developing annual budgets, and authorizing purchase of goods and services.

• Working with the building manager to address tenant lease obligations.


• MSW, or related degree


• Minimum of three years’ experience working with recovering persons (mental illness, drug/alcohol,or dually diagnosed persons).

• Ability to engage and develop rapport with persons with complex needs

• Dedication to assisting others while fostering their self-esteem and dignity

• Excellent verbal & written communication skills

• Good computer skills (Microsoft Office Applications)

• Strong organizational writing and interpersonal skills

• Experience with the mental health system in Philadelphia is preferred.

• Prior program management and supervisory experience is required.

• Valid Driver’s License is preferred


Able to climb stairs and occasional lifting when necessary


Monday – Friday. Total: 40 hours a week Hours vary based on program needs. Some evenings.

On call responsibilities shared with case management staff.

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