Group Home Manager

Provide a nurturing space for group home residents.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$34,000 – $97,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Group Home Managers do?

As a Group Home Manager, you’re responsible for the daily operations of a group home. “Group home” is an umbrella term for a nonsecure living facility for individuals who have a shared condition and cannot live on their own. These can include people with mental or physical disabilities or psychiatric problems, or youths who no longer live with their families and are in need of supervision. You hire, train, and coordinate all staff members to deliver comprehensive services to these residents.

While different group homes cater to different populations, all Group Home Managers share certain characteristics. First, you must be an effective communicator and a strong leader. Often, you need to make hard decisions for the good of the whole house or to protect individual residents.

Navigating complicated relationships among residents, and between residents and their families, is also part of the job. Each resident has a different background and unique needs. It’s your job to assess those and adjust care accordingly.

Another thing that all Group Home Managers share is a 24/7 on-call schedule. You may or may not live at the facility, but you’ll definitely spend more than eight hours there every day, planning and coordinating events and care, and handling administrative duties. The rest of your time is likely spent waiting for a page or your phone to ring. A good staff can help alleviate this pressure, but at the end of the day, everyone in that group home is your responsibility.

Should I be a Group Home Manager?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Club Manager, Rehabilitation Center Manager

    How to become a Group Home Manager

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