Staffing: Position Assignment Descriptions

Recovery Housing Staffing > Staffing: Position Assignment Descriptions


Once a recovery housing organization have determined who will be responsible for which roles, it is important to create position assignment descriptions.

What format these take will depend on what type of arrangement a program has with the person performing the role.  For example, if they are an employee, it will be a job description, if they are a volunteer, it will be a volunteer agreement, and if they are an independent contractor, it will be a contract.  It is up to the organization to make the appropriate arrangements considering the NARR standards and the laws that apply to your organization.


Each position assignment description must contain the following

  • The role of the person
  • Who will be supervising that person (if they are not the owner or equivalent)
  • What their responsibilities will be
  • Be signed by the organization and the individual


These agreements are essential, because they clearly outline that the person agrees to do these essential responsibilities for your organization.