Advocate – Mather Community Campus
Full-Time Non-Exempt, Benefit Eligible
Position Summary: The Advocate is primarily responsible for supporting WEAVE’s residential clients residing at the Transitional Housing for Families Program on the Mather Community Campus. The Residential Advocate supports clients in their healing and progress by orienting new residents to the residential facility and program, conducting strengths and needs assessments, assisting clients with securing permanent housing, and providing Strengths Model Case Management for residential clients and their children.
- Screen prospective residents and conduct intake and exit interviews.
- Provide Strengths Model Case Management and trauma informed supportive services to clients residing in Transitional Housing.
- Conduct initial assessments, support residents in the development and implementation of Personal Empowerment Plans, and work with clients to help them identify and achieve their goals, including securing permanent housing.
- Maintain high visibility and availability throughout the program and initiate contact, engagement, and rapport building with residents.
- Provide support and information to residents and agency volunteers, as needed.
- Provide emergency transportation, as needed.
- Co-facilitate client meetings, support groups, and educational activities/workshops.
- Maintain accurate client records and data entry in a timely manner.
- Maintain close communication with other staff and supervisors.
- Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings.
- Respond to client crisis situations in a trauma-informed, safe, and effective way.
- Attend and participate in agency meetings, staff meetings and in-service trainings.
- Complete WEAVE’s classroom training (69 hours) and maintain certification.
- Maintain accurate and timely timesheets.
- Maintain a working knowledge of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, child abuse laws and reporting responsibilities and file abuse reports as required.
- Familiar with legal, medical, housing, educational, and social service agencies and resources in the community which may be of use to residents.
- Develop and maintain positive working relationships with partner agencies and other local organizations and community service providers.
- Other duties as assigned.
Work environment is primarily in an 24-7 shelter facility setting. Local travel (driving) may be required to transport clients and attend off-site meetings. Lift and carry up to 25 pounds up to waist length, extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back to open lower-level filing drawers, or to retrieve stored items, climb on stools, steps and/or ladders to dust, sweep and/or mop to clean. Sit and/or stand frequently. Use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes, complete and file reports, file and copy documents. Corrected vision to normal range. Speak in normal vocal tone and range and communicate clearly and concisely to and with others. Apply normal reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.
- Combination of formal education and experience related to the position description and ability to successfully fulfill position responsibilities.
- Ability to relate in a supportive, non-judgmental manner and maintain a client-centered approach within the parameters of agency policies and procedures.
- Understanding of the impact of trauma and ability to provide trauma-informed support.
- Experience working with survivors of domestic violence preferred.
- Crisis intervention, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work both independently and as a team leader.
- Valid California driver license, reliable transportation, and proof of vehicle insurance.
- Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed.
The pay range for this position starts at $22.44 per hour.
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