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Project Safe is hiring a Night and Weekend Advocate!

Posted on 5/14/19. The application process will remain open until a candidate is chosen and hired.

Project Safe is hiring for the part-time position of Night and Weekend Advocate.  Responsibilities include evening and weekend hotline and shelter coverage. Please see job description below. Send cover letter and resume to the Associate Director, Tangela Ferguson at tlbeard@project-safe.org

Position: Shelter Advocate—Weekends & Overnights

Hours: 9:00 pm to 8:00 am or daytime weekend hours as scheduled

Responsible to: Associate Director

Responsibilities:

  • Be on time for scheduled shift and complete entire shift without leaving premises
  • Greet residents individually and offer encouragement, ensure resident needs are being met and provide any emotional support
  • Respond to resident request(s) for assistance or supplies needed from the office/storage areas
  • Ensure cleanliness and order of the shelter by restocking interior storage as needed, doing laundry to maintain linen supply, sweep main stairwell and programming unit, maintain entryway free of any clutter, and any other task to maintain order
  • Complete a walk through of all units ensuring residents properly complete their assigned chores and signing off resident chore sheet
  • Maintain overnight shelter security by closing down kitchens, setting all alarms, and enforcing quiet hours
  • Answer business line and record messages, make referrals, and arrange weekday in-kind donation pick ups
  • Answer hotline and document all calls to provide individuals with support, referrals, relocation, transportation, and any other assistance needed to provide safety
  • Provides crisis intervention and peer support to all shelter residents when needed
  • Complete intake and orientate individuals and children into the shelter as needed
  • Consult on-call staff in case of emergencies
  • Inform staff about night shift activity during the monthly staff meeting
  • Assists with special projects and tasks as assigned by Associate Director or Executive Director

Necessary Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience working with victims of domestic violence or similar field
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to climb steps
  • Ability to lift occasional bulky items such as donations, large containers, household goods and laundry

Posted by Joan Prittie on

Project Safe is hiring a Shelter Advocate!

Posted on 5/14/19 – The application process will remain open until a candidate is chosen and hired.

Project Safe is hiring for the part-time position of Shelter Advocate.  Please see job description below. Send cover letter and resume to the Associate Director, Tangela Ferguson at tlbeard@project-safe.org

Position: Shelter Advocate—(Bi-Weekly Weekend Hrs and one evening a week)

Project Safe, Inc.

Position:                  Shelter Advocate

Responsible To:      Associate Director

Hours:                     Days, also some weekend and evening hrs

                               On call rotation

                               Part time (currently 30 hrs/wk)

Responsibilities:

  • Answer crisis line, provide safety planning, crisis intervention, information, referrals, and shelter screening as necessary
  • Support Residents in meeting goals including job readiness, education, applications for housing, benefits, and replacing personal documents
  • Coordinate and assist in transportation for Shelter and Resident needs
  • Provide one on one life skills education and planning assistance related to budgeting/financial literacy, maintaining a schedule, emergency preparedness, employee professionalism/interviewing
  • Assist in providing domestic violence education sessions with residents
  • Ensure the distribution and data entry of surveys at appropriate time intervals for program evaluation
  • Assist in maintaining records; specifically the entry of services for Adults, Children, and Hotline callers
  • Assist in communicating approved transportation, childcare, communal living concerns, and any other information necessary for optimal function of shelter.
  • Support and uphold PSI core values of fresh start, individualized response, thoughtful evaluation, collaboration and careful stewardship.
  • Assist with mediating conflict between residents, through the restorative circle process if needed.
  • Identify and communicate areas where improvements may be needed in the providing of services by PSI
  • Supervise interns and volunteers as assigned
  • Other duties: participate in on-call rotation; assist with volunteer training; document all activities; other duties as assigned by Executive Director or Associate Director

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree plus relevant experience in crisis intervention, residential services, Master’s Degree preferred. Knowledge and experience working with victims/survivors of domestic violence; Ability to work in a stressful environment with frequent interruptions and competing demands on time; Ability to respect and adapt to differences in perspective, backgrounds, beliefs and needs; Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ideal candidate should show emotional maturity, ability to prioritize, above average skills in time management, and adaptability to unplanned situations