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 firstname.lastname@example.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)
- 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
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