Amirah House Job Description: House Coordinator


Job Description: House Coordinator

Amirah is dedicated to provide whole person aftercare for survivors of commercial exploitation
Working to this end, we:
• Deliver complete care, addressing physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and vocational needs of survivors through our referral network and in home care.
• Provide safe housing with qualified and well-trained staff
• Cooperate with law enforcement to support and empower survivors.
• Increase awareness and understanding on Commercial Exploitation in the greater community.


Reporting to the Program Director, the House Coordinator is a full time, live-in position. The H.C. will be responsible for providing support to the residents as well as the daily administration and management of the home. The H.C. will also encourage and support the well being of each resident in the home. As part of each resident’s care team, the H.C. should model daily healthy living, maturity, and responsibility.

Essential Responsibilities & Tasks:

Provide guidance and support to women
Provide occasional crisis counseling to women, and deescalate conflicts as needed
Enforce and support individual and in home schedules
Work with clients to plan meals and go grocery shopping
Encourage regular exercise and facilitate one activity a week
Manage the daily needs and maintenance of the house, and upkeep the inventory
Manage the physical security of the home
Provide 3 Life Skill reviews for each resident.
Work alongside the Program Director in ongoing development and evaluation of the program
Provide on-going mentoring and support to women in the home
Facilitate regular house meetings, and occasional morning circle and evening wind downs
Collaborate with client and case worker to establish physical well-being goals for women’s Individual Care Plan
Keep daily logs of client activity, evaluation and communicate regularly with staff about client ongoing progress
Work together with internal team: milieu counselors, volunteers, interns to provide whole person care; and external partnerships as necessary
Provide rides and advocate for residents at appointments
Help to develop a transitional system by which women take on more ownership of the home as they are ready to do so
Coordinate 4-6 life skill groups per month.
Create and maintain a personal self-care plan
Attend staff meetings, retreats and other planning staff related events
Assist with other needs in the home as they arise


Deep commitment to the healing and well-being of survivors of commercial exploitation

Strong interpersonal communication skills, including an ability to negotiate, empathize, create win-wins, and create a culture of understanding, unity and peace

Strong organizational and administrative skills with a proven ability to juggle multiple tasks, efficiently manage processes and people, and meet deadlines.

Ability to be flexible, and respond appropriately high stress situations

Work well within a diverse team

Education & Experience

Prior experience working in a residential or safe house context

Graduate Degree or comparable experience in Human Services preferred
Prior experience with female survivors of trauma and/or sexually exploited women

Multi-lingual candidates preferred (especially Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin or Korean)

International experience preferred


Full room and board included in addition to a stipend.

Application Submission

Send a resume and cover letter to Carmen Maianu at

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