Soteria House in Alaska Seeks Staff. Soteria House to Open This Fall.
Soteria-Alaska is a home where people who are experiencing symptoms that are associated with diagnoses of mental illness can live while they begin their recovery process. The primary services are peer support, homelike environment/milieu, inclusion in the community. Families are encouraged to participate at the desire of the resident. The home will welcome the sharing of diverse cultural traditions as determined by the residents in the home. Soteria-Alaska is a place for people who might otherwise go to the hospital if an alternative was not available or who have been in the hospital for a brief period of time, but would benefit from the Soteria environment. It is not a permanent residence. It is a 24 hour staffed home that is located in Anchorage , but accepts residents from all of Alaska . Soteria values choice, self determination, the power of peer support and respect for all people.
Soteria-Alaska is recruiting for a House Manager and eight to ten Residential Assistants.
The House Manager will oversee day to day operations, supervise staff under the direction of the Executive Director and with the Executive Director set the tone of the environment. People who understand and exemplify the Soteria philosophy are encouraged to apply. Individuals with personal experience with recovery and people with licensure or eligible for licensure in Alaska will be strongly considered for theHouse Manager position.
Residential Assistants will work under the supervision of the House Manager and the Executive Director. They will provide support to individuals who are experiencing acute symptoms such as hearing voices, fear, anxiety, and inability to sleep. They will participate with residents in the operation of the house such as shopping, cooking and cleaning. Residential Assistants will be compassionate and respectful and will honor personal choice of individuals while acknowledging the needs of the community. Individuals with personal experience with recovery will be strongly considered for Residential Assistant positions.
Volunteers and Student Interns are welcome to join the Soteria House team. Volunteers and Students will work under the supervision of the House Manager and the Executive Director and will work along side Residential Assistants in providing support to residents. Soteria-Alaska has signed a memorandum of Agreement with the Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and welcomes participation from individuals seeking training and experience who are clients of DVR.
Soteria has some limited, affordable, temporary housing available to people who are relocating to Anchorage to work in Soteria House.
Contact: Susan Musante, Executive Director Soteria-Alaska, Inc. and CHOICES, Inc.
James B. (Jim) Gottstein, Esq.
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