Position Title: Part-time Residential Advocate                                                                      10/18/2019

Reports To: Director of Residential Services

Hours: nights, weekends, and holidays

Classification: Non-exempt, Part-time employee

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The residential advocate will work closely with the Intake Specialist, Housing Case Manager, and the Director of Residential Services in creating, implementing and maintaining services for our shelter clients and crisis callers. Advocates oversee evening and weekend operations of the shelter and often practice creative problem solving to provide solutions to the afterhours challenges.  In addition, residential staff are responsible for providing emotional support and personal advocacy for shelter residents. This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to gain experience in the field. This position is grant funded, and 100% of time will be allocated to this grant’s activities.

 

For more information about Family Abuse Services of Alamance County, please visit: https://www.familyabuseservices.org/

To Apply: email resume and cover letter to cwatlington@familyabuseservices.org 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Experience working with at risk populations or crisis services.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently with moderate supervision using problem-solving skills and on a team

  • Good written and verbal communications and working knowledge of basic applicable technology

  • Commitment to issues of diversity, intersection of oppression, and the development of culturally relevant programs to ALL victims. Applicant should assist victims without regard to race, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders.

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Motivate and encourage residents.  

  • Safety plan with clients.                        

  • Support residents in reaching goals by working closely with the Director of Residential Services, Intake Specialist, and the Housing Case Manager. 

  • Advocate for residents with outside agencies and institutions. 

  • Encourage positive group interaction.

  • Work with and encourage volunteers.

  • Handle crisis calls and LAP calls in the evenings and weekends.

  • Document all calls and keep record in log.

  • Maintain security of shelter and residents.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Director of Residential Services

  • Sustain confidentiality of shelter location and residents identities.

Family Abuse Services of Alamance County is Funded By: 

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