Organization: HOPE Coalition | Location: Red Wing, MN
Activity Area: Human Services | Job Type: Direct Service | Salary: $15.00/hr.
Closing Date: 03/05/2021
Position Title: Family/Relief Advocate
Responsible To: Shelter Manager
FLSA Status: Hourly/non-exempt
Primary Location: Haven of Hope
POSITION SUMMARY (PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF POSITION): The purpose of this position is to provide resources/referral/support to individuals and families who have experienced domestic abuse. This includes safety planning for the individual and/or their children, as well as goal planning for these individuals including but not limited to: securing housing, employment, assistance in submission of order for protection. Support to these individuals and families involves increasing connections with community, providing encouragement and facilitating meaningful and respectful communication.
(Weight & Function/Duty)
List of major tasks, duties and responsibilities of the position, and the percentage of time spend on each
65% Direct Services
Provides crisis intervention, support, advocacy, and referral information to victims.
Accompanies clients to appointments that relate to services essential to their identified goals.
Advocates for clients with public agencies or entities.
Provides appropriate services either through connecting to resources within HOPE Coalition or on a referral basis to outside agencies.
Completes intakes and accompanying paperwork and provides ongoing case management with clients seeking services.
Facilitates support groups or other client related meetings as required.
Provides support for survivors via deep and reflective listening.
Assists clients with relevant paperwork and applications as needed including but not limited to employment applications, housing applications, reparations paperwork, etc.
Participates in implementation of activities for clients utilizing services.
Documents, tracks, and inputs statistical data.
5% Community Awareness
Develops and implement awareness campaigns.
30% Administrative/Other Office Duties
Complete errands and shopping for shelter functioning.
Upkeep and cleaning of shared office and storage space.
Communicate with co-workers and supervisor, providing updates on clients and tasks completed and needing to be completed.
Cleaning and organizing shared client space as needed.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
High school diploma or equivalent; Two-year post-secondary degree in related field preferred
Ability to network and develop community partnerships
Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment with both internal and external partners
Experience utilizing Microsoft Office and web based programs
Ability to pass background check
Valid driver’s license
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUREMENTS:
Knowledge of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and homelessness
Demonstrate ability to work with diverse populations (ie: elderly, race, gay/lesbian, differently abled, etc.)
Ability to use a computer and standard office software with minimal instruction
Demonstrated problems solving skills, including the ability to negotiate, collaborate and manage conflict
Demonstrated ability to teach positive parenting skills and nonviolent parenting options
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Ability to support goals described in the mission, vision statements & strategic planning of HOPE Coalition
Knowledge of local resources, agencies, and services
Demonstrate clear written and oral communication skills
Ability to work in a crisis oriented organization
Ability to prioritize
Understandings of confidentiality practices
2 years or more experience working with domestic violence victims/survivors
Prior experience with non-profit organizations
Proficient in Spanish
MINIMAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift, carry, push and/or pull up to 50 lbs.
Ability to file documents
Ability to enter data into a computer
Ability to use a telephone
Ability to interact verbally and in writing with internal and external audiences
Attends and participates in staff meetings and required trainings
Keeps appropriate records (work logs, timesheets, mileage, expenses, etc.)
Understands and complies with agency policies
Attends 15 hours of related training annually