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