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Community Engagement Resident

This unique position is for someone who has a heart for families facing difficult times.  In exchange for free room and board in a private room, this person will be on-site nightly as a staff presence serving as the house parent. 



Safety and Well-being: Help ensure the safety and well-being of residents and staff within the Life's River community.


Community Environment: Cultivate a sense of community by fostering interpersonal relationships with our residents and creating a homelike and hospitable environment.


Conflict Resolution: Mediate and resolve conflicts among residents to maintain a harmonious living environment.


Communication: Act as a liaison between residents and staff, conveying concerns, suggestions, and feedback to enhance the overall community experience.


Emergency Response: Be prepared to assist in emergency situations, responding appropriately, ensuring residents are informed of emergency procedures, and contacting appropriate parties. 


Residential Oversight: Assist in maintaining order in communal spaces, ensuring cleanliness and adherence to community guidelines.


Positive Role Model: Exemplify positive behavior and attitudes to inspire and encourage residents in their journey toward stability.




Responsible and Reliable: Demonstrate responsibility and reliability in fulfilling duties and commitments.


Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build positive relationships within the community.


Problem-Solving: Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities.


Empathy: Display empathy and understanding towards the challenges faced by families experiencing housing insecurity.


Flexible Schedule: Be available on-site during designated hours.  Expected to be onsite, overnight, 7 nights per week except when prior arrangements have been made and approved (not expected to stay awake through the nights).



In exchange for serving as a Community Engagement Resident, Life's River provides free room and board in our secure residential facility.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their interest and qualifications for the Community Engagement Resident position to

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