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Shelter Advocate

Compensation: $20-$26.44/Hour

Provide trauma-informed, culturally specific support for women and their children as they enter, stay, and exit the domestic violence shelter program. Responsible for modeling an environment of accountability, respect, and trauma-informed care.

Job Duties

  • Using a trauma-informed approach provide stability for women, help them establish a safety plan, conduct a strengths and needs assessment, and identify the resources each woman needs to successfully live on her own after leaving the program.
  • If there are children, work with the mother or caregiver to provide the necessary supports for the child(ren), such as early learning strategies and school attendance.
  • Follow up with women in order to monitor progress on their goals.
  • Conduct the initial intake to determine if a woman is appropriate for the Shelter program
  • Establish a safety and exit plan with the woman.
  • Making appropriate referrals for clients such as employment, housing, health insurance, addiction treatment, and mental health.
  • Transport clients to various social services such as DMV, vital records, medical appointments, Social Security, etc.
  • Responsible for ethically managing and safeguarding financial resources entrusted to them, such as payment cards, gift cards, credit cards, etc. Submit accurate documentation of financial resources in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to the general cleanliness and upkeep of the living and storage spaces. This includes daily sanitization.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • Other duties as required.

Job Qualifications

  • Bilingual/bicultural English/Spanish required.
  • At least one year of experience working in the domestic violence prevention and intervention field.
  • Must have participated in at least 40 hours of authorized domestic violence training.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required.

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