On-Call Safehouse Advocate

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Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Residential Services, the Safehouse advocate is primarily responsible for conducting intake assessments of potential clients for the shelter, orienting new residents to the shelter facility and program, and providing case management for assigned residential clients and their children.

Responsibilities:

  • Screen prospective residents, conduct intake and exit interviews
  • Provide counseling and advocacy for clients in person and over the phone
  • Provide case management to Safehouse residents
  • Conduct initial assessment and support resident in development and implementation of action plans
  • Maintain high visibility and availability throughout the shelter and initiate contact with residents
  • Provide emergency transportation when needed via Safehouse van
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling, advocacy, information and referrals to individual calling the 24 hour support line when other coverage of the line is not available
  • Provide front desk coverage at Counseling Center as needed
  • Provide support and information to agency volunteers and needed
  • Co-facilitate house meetings, support groups and educational groups
  • Maintain accurate client records and statistics in a timely manner
  • Maintain close communication with other shelter staff
  • Oversee support plans with clients when needed

Other Responsibilities

  • Complete and maintain WEAVE’s 69 hour Peer Counseling Certification Training 
  • Must clock at least 8 hours in 8 weeks to keep on call employment status
  • Develop positive working relationships with other local organizations and agencies 
  • Maintain accurate and timely timesheets
  • Maintain a working knowledge of domestic violence, identify and report sexual assault, elder abuse, sex trafficking and child abuse. Reporting responsibilities must be completed while on shift
  • Be familiar with legal, medical, housing, educational and social service agencies and resources in the community which may be of use to residents
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree and one (1) year related experience or AA/AS degree with 2-3 years experience or 5 years experience in lieu of degree requirement
  • Bilingual communication skills strongly preferred
  • Crisis intervention, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Ability to provide a valid copy of CA drivers license, have reliable transportation and submit current proof of vehicle insurance
  • Ability to work days, evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays as needed

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WEAVE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WEAVE welcomes diverse communities to apply