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Project Safe is hiring a part-time Nights and Weekend Advocate

Want to join the Project Safe team? Please see the job descriptions below for our Night and Weekend Advocate position! Directions to apply are within the job description.

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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
  • 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 looking for a full-time Community & Outreach Advocate to join our team!

Project Safe, Inc.

Community & Outreach Advocate:

Full-time position

Salary + benefits

Minimum qualifications:

  • Three years of experience or combination of education and experience in social services, crisis intervention, case management, and social justice.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in social work or counseling with accompanying license (LMSW, LAPC, LCSW, LPC)
  • Training and experience in trauma-informed services and  intimate partner violence
  • Experience in individual and group counseling with diverse populations and needs

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide services to survivors and their families in the form of case management, legal advocacy, crisis intervention, emotional support, and psychoeducation utilizing trauma-informed practices
  • Maintain a caseload of 20+ survivors of intimate partner violence working towards established goals; document services provided and progress towards outlined goals regularly
  • Maintain a working knowledge of community resources and make appropriate referrals based on need and eligibility
  • Collaborate and coordinate with community agencies across disciplines such as law enforcement, civil and criminal attorneys, healthcare providers, substance abuse counselors, school and childcare providers, DFCS, and others while maintaining confidentiality of survivors and fostering positive working relationships within the community. 
  • Serve on multidisciplinary teams with partner agencies to staff survivor needs, community response, and collaborative care
  • Serve as field instructor for UGA Master of Social Work interns and meet requirements laid out in the field manual and by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Facilitate a support group with appropriate activities to foster healing, skill building, and psychoeducation
  • Accompany survivors to legal proceedings in civil, criminal, and juvenile court; assist survivors in filing civil protective orders; coordinate and collaborate with attorneys and court personnel
  • Provide shelter coverage as needed
  • Serve as on-call staff for after-hours needs and scheduled tasks for one week in regular rotation

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Donna Bracewell at dbracewell@project-safe.org