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Community Builder - Muncie, IN

Company: Upholdings
Location: Muncie
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: The Community Builder is a live-in employee of an UPholdings who has agreed to live on-site with reduced or free rent in exchange for specific tasks that are designed to support individual resident wellness and support individuals' ability to remain housed and integrated with the community. The Community Builder assists the Property Manager and the Community Partnerships Manager in facilitating and supporting community wide social activities including Resident Activities Council meetings. The Community Builder uses a player-coach model to support residents.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The required tasks for this position include:

  • Supporting the Resident Activities Council, including (monthly minimum) preparation, setup, take-down, and logistics
  • Creating and/or maintaining a monthly calendar and newsletter of social and community opportunities to help communicate and encourage participation amongst residents
  • As needed and when appropriately trained as a Peer Support Specialist, supporting individual residents through interactions with Property Management and/or Social Services. UPholdings is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.This standard applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. UPholdings makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.Requirements: REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:Strong English-speaking skills are required. Must develop proficiency on the computer in utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite as well as the Google Suite. Must be able to work together in a team and is expected to set up tables, chairs, and electronics. They will need to bend and lift and to be involved in cleaning both floors and other materials as a part of their duties. They will lead activities and will be expected to speak at public events as a coordinator of some activities.Must maintain an active phone line and use the provided UPHoldings' email address when conducting UPHoldings business. Flexibility is built into the schedule, although some weekend availability is required. Must follow a specific code of conduct to protect themselves and the company. The person in this position will need a great deal of sound judgment and must be able to manage multiple personal roles within the building.Education and Experience: Model pro-social resident behaviors. The person must be willing to coach residents with special needs to manage their apartments and integrate into the larger building and local community.Some experience with Special Populations, including working with persons who were previously homeless; or who have mental health, developmental disabilities, physical challenges, or who are aging, is preferred.Bachelor's Degree in social services is preferred. Recovery Support Specialist or Peer Support Specialist Certification is preferred. Bilingual in languages spoken by current residents is preferred. WORK HOURS: The employee is responsible for setting their own schedule but is expected to be reasonably available on weekends and evenings to assist with activity setup and take-down or after-hour urgent matters as requested by the Property Manager, which must be recorded through the company hours reporting protocols.Specific monthly hours will be set and approved by the CPM and any additional time must be pre-approved by direct supervisor - CPM.Failure to complete all required duties or completion of this job will result in the individual's requirement to pay the calculated rent amount. Further details of this role will reflect in an individual job and rent agreement. Work hours and events must be logged through the company hours reporting protocols.UNIFORM:A community builder has a complex role in which they are both a resident and a staff member. To manage this dual role, you will receive two UPholdings shirts and a name tag to wear while officially on duty. This uniform helps residents better understand your dual role and responsibility.

Keywords: Upholdings, Muncie , Community Builder - Muncie, IN, Other , Muncie, Indiana

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