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Female House Manager - Women's Recovery Program

Please send a resume, cover letter, and questions to: Cristy Smyth, Women's Residential Program Coordinator,

Ohlhoff Women's Recovery Program is looking for a House Manager for their newly remodeled women's sober facility in the beautiful Alamo Square district of San Francisco. This is a live-in position, compensated with minimum wage, minus room and board. The House Manager lives on-site in a private room, private bathroom and kitchen amenities in a 4 bed room, 2 full bath, top floor flat. Food and utilities are all included: cable access, wireless internet, in-home washer/dryer, and dishwasher. 

This position is ideal for persons currently in school or part-time work, who are interested in recovery or have a passion for supporting others in their recovery process. The role is supported by the Program Coordinator who is on site Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM (and on weekends for emergencies), as well as the Ohlhoff Clinical team located across the street at Fell and Steiner St, including 24/7 after- hours support.

Specific Responsibilities:

-Manage 7-8 women who will be concurrently attending Partial or Intensive Outpatient Treatment at Ohlhoff locations (walking distance), in addition to the house groups, meetings and activities.
-Report to the Program Coordinator and work closely with other staff members to ensure that a coordinated team treatment effort is maintained.
-Help create a safe, supportive and caring sober environment, including:
-Enforcing house rules and curfews
-Leading House meetings and evening check-out group
-Weekly and random UA testing
-Clinical documentation of client interactions, training provided
-Occasionally escorting clients to local (walking/public transit distance) recovery meetings
-Ensure that residence is maintained in a state of good repair, orderliness and is free from hazards.
-Update and post client task list, client chore chart, and oversee client cleaning.
-Responsible for inventory of program supplies (i.e. linen, office supplies, cleaning supplies and pantry food).
-Communicate to the Program Coordinator and day staff any news, updates or information specific to the clients or maintenance of the facility that occurs during your designated shift coverage.
-Manage and communicate crises and emergency situations.

The House Manager will be required to be on site from 9 PM to 7:30 AM, Monday through Sunday (i.e. sleeps on-site). There is an expectation that the house manager is available by phone for emergencies. The House Manager receives one weekend off per month for overnight/free time; additional vacation time is approved with notice.

Because of the nature of the recovery program, no drugs or alcohol will be tolerated on campus at any time, and it is preferred that House Manager lives a sober lifestyle due to the on-call nature of the work. In order to be eligible for this position, a House Manger must have at least one year of consecutive sobriety. No men are allowed on campus at any time.


If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at (415) 621-4388 or toll free at (877) 477-4543 or email with your resume and a cover letter describing how much time you can commit and why you are interested in our program.

It is the policy of Ohlhoff Recovery Programs to provide equal opportunity in employment and advancement for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, Veteran status (including Vietnam-era or disabled Veteran status), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV/AIDS status, domestic partner status or any other non-job related factor. This policy applies to every aspect of employment, advancement, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, compensation, benefits, training activities protected by Federal or State law, such as filing a complaint of discrimination, or assisting in a discrimination investigation.


Ohlhoff Recovery Programs is proud to serve as a practicum and internship training site to students in psychology and counseling graduate programs throughout the Bay Area. We accept students pursuing Psy.D., Ph.D., MFT degrees, Master’s degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling, CAADAC, or other drug and alcohol counseling certifications who wish to learn about dual diagnosis, the spiritual basis of recovery, the social model of reintegration into the community, and multi-cultural issues. Ohlhoff Recovery Programs serves a diverse client population with differing levels of treatment needs. We provide students a specialized training program within a variety of treatment components. These include our 6-month residential programs for working men, our 30-day primary residential program for adults, and our intensive outpatient treatment programs for adults and adolescents. In addition, we work closely with the Wellness Centers at a number of high schools in San Francisco.

Students will have the opportunity to work closely with staff in an interdisciplinary treatment setting, where they will attend weekly treatment team meetings. They will receive training on the interaction between substance use and mental health issues, information on psychiatric treatment of dual disorders, and the 12-Step approach to treatment of substance abuse. Qualifying students will have the ability to administer and interpret psychological test batteries in many of our components.

Please submit a CV/resume, a letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation to Faye Ocomen, LCSW Clinical Director via one of the following:

  • Mail: 2191 Market Street, Suite A
    San Francisco, CA  94114
  • Fax: (415) 575-1106
  • E-mail:

CVs and resumes are accepted from students from December 15th through March 1st.

The practicum/internship begins in July and ends in June. Students spend twenty hours per week at their site providing individual, group, and family counseling. Students receive one hour per week of individual supervision by a licensed psychologist, two hours per week of group supervision and weekly didactic trainings in a variety of chemical dependency and mental health issues.

Thank you for taking an interest in our agency as a prospective field placement. Please download our brochure for more information or feel free to call Faye Ocomen at (415) 575-1100 ext. 583 with any questions you might have regarding practicum/internship opportunities at Ohlhoff Recovery Programs.