Full-Time Non-Exempt, Benefit Eligible
WEAVE’s mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking. WEAVE’s vision is a community free of violence and abuse.
Salary Ranges: $22.40/hr. – $26.34/hr., depending on experience.
Position Summary: The Children’s Advocate provides support to parents and their children both in WEAVE’ Housing Program and those being served in the community by partner organizations.
As part of the Federal Administration for Children & Families, Celebrating Families for Survivors of Domestic Violence and their Children grant, the Children’s Advocate will support children of families residing in WEAVE’s Housing Program, facilitate Celebrating Families, and comply with required data collection for evaluation and reporting purposes. The Children’s Advocate will facilitate educational, recreational, and art activities for children and help parents connect with WEAVE services and services available in the community related to their family’s needs. This position is primarily located at the Family Transitional Housing Program on the Mather Campus and WEAVE’s residential campus. This position qualifies as a mandated reporter per California Penal Code Section 11165.7(a).
Residential Children’s Program
- Provide Strengths Model Case Management to children residing in WEAVE’s Housing Program.
- Facilitate children’s activities and educational groups, including facilitating Celebrating Families for families impacted or vulnerable to domestic violence.
- Facilitate trauma-informed, age-appropriate child development activities, and offer play care during scheduled times while parents are in groups and/or receiving supportive services.
- Support parents by helping them connect with services in the community that will assist them with the care of their child(ren) such as childcare, child development services, counseling, food, clothing, school supplies, medical services, among others.
- Develop program activities that are trauma-informed, survivor and family centered, culturally responsive, and age-appropriate, and promote acceptance and valuing of cultures and diversity, self-respect, and respect of others.
- Participate in staff meetings and provide information for case management and family service needs.
- Serve as a liaison to school personnel, support parents with school enrollment, provide opportunities for children to do homework, and model positive parenting.
- Collaborate with the Counseling Team for referrals and warm handoffs.
- Follow Child Protective Services mandated reporting requirements for suspected child abuse and neglect.
- Maintain cleanliness and organization in the children’s and other facility areas, including maintenance and housekeeping duties as assigned and needed.
- Attend and participate in agency meetings, staff meetings, and in-service trainings.
- Complete WEAVE’s 69-hour Peer Counselor Training and maintain continuing education after being hired.
- Maintain accurate and timely timesheets and data entry.
- Develop positive working relationships with community partners and other local organizations and agencies.
- Maintain a working knowledge of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse, as well as applicable reporting responsibilities, as needed.
- Be familiar with legal, medical, housing, educational and social service agencies and resources in the community which may be of use to residents and clients.
- Other duties as assigned.
- 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.
- Ability to work effectively with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Understanding of the impact of trauma and ability to provide trauma-informed support.
- 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.
ADA Job Characteristics:
WEAVE is committed to providing inclusive, accessible and respectful workplaces for all staff, including those with disabilities such as being in a wheelchair, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, blind or low vision or other access or functional needs.
WEAVE works to equip staff of all abilities with reasonable accommodations to perform their job functions. These can include the provision of adaptive equipment, materials in alternate formats, and flexible work schedules. Our priority is to provide ongoing, individualized accommodations to give all staff access to resources best suited to their needs. If you require an accommodation to access this job application, please send a request to email@example.com.
Work environment is primarily in an emergency shelter/ 24-7 facility setting. May need to lift and carry 25 lbs., extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back to retrieve items, climb stairs, or use an elevator. Employee may also need to remain in one position (i.e., sitting or standing) for an extended period of time while completing work tasks. Must be able to efficiently operate a keyboard and mouse or adaptive equivalent, take notes; utilize desk tools such as phones or calculators, and utilize larger office equipment such as printers and copy machines. Communicate clearly and concisely to others. Apply above average reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.
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