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POSITION AVAILABLE

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Position Title: Housing Navigator
Employment Status: Part Time
Reports To: Chief Program Officer

FSLA Status: Non-Exempt
Work Site: Residential facility and off-site locations
Wage: Commensurate with experience and skill level

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide appropriate low-barrier, survivor-centered, trauma-informed, culturally appropriate and accessible housing assessments, referrals, resources, case management, and supportive services for program participants. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain the confidentiality of participants
  • Provide housing advocacy, crisis intervention, trauma-informed supportive services, case management, safety planning, and information and referral
  • Provide and arrange emergency and essential transportation
  • Determine program eligibility; conduct intakes and assessments; enter data; document service provision; and maintain case notes
  • Design and implement housing opportunity education and supportive groups
  • Identify program participants’ strengths and weaknesses and assess self-sufficiency barriers
  • Assist participants develop individualized action plans utilizing matrixes
  • Build and maintain networks with local housing providers and support systems for participants
  • Provide back-up and additional support to other staff as part of a team approach
  • Assist with shelter operations and assist with cleaning and maintenance of the facility when needed
  • Monitor housing program operations; assist with cleaning and maintenance of units when needed
  • Provide services in compliance with all funding contracts, including data and report preparation
  • Attend staff meetings and in-service trainings

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, homelessness, and child abuse
  • Knowledge of case management, crisis intervention and conflict resolution techniques
  • Skills in written documentation and interpersonal communication
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Ability to remain calm, use sound judgement, and determine specific action under pressure

Alternatives Incorporated is committed to creating an inclusive team; applicants from historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested persons should submit a letter of interest and resume to: Kelly Buzan, Chief Program Officer, P.O. Box 1302, Anderson, IN 46015; kbuzan@alternativesdv.org; response to the indeed posting; or (fax) 765-643-0291.

Alternatives Incorporated does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, political beliefs, or military and veteran status.

Posted 12/2/2021


POSITION AVAILABLE

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Position Title: Shelter Advocate
Employment Status: Full Time
Reports To: Chief Program Officer

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Work Site: Residential facility and off-site locations
Wage: Commensurate with experience and skill level

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide trauma-informed, culturally appropriate, and accessible and supportive services for emergency shelter program participants by assisting in achieving self-sufficiency, responding to crisis telephone calls, and maintaining operations of the emergency shelter program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain the confidentiality of participants
  • Provide crisis intervention, trauma-informed supportive services, safety planning, and information and referral
  • Respond to crisis calls and make decisions about appropriateness of shelter for callers
  • Provide and arrange emergency and essential transportation
  • Conduct intakes and assessments; enter data; document service provision; and maintain daily case noted
  • Provide back-up and additional support to other staff as part of a team approach
  • Monitor shelter program operations; assist with cleaning and maintenance of facility when needed
  • Provide services in compliance with all funding contracts, including data and report preparation
  • Attend staff meetings and in-service trainings

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, homelessness, and child abuse
  • Knowledge of case management, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution techniques
  • Skills in written documentation and interpersonal communication
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Ability to remain calm, use sound judgement, and determine specific action under pressure

Alternatives Incorporated is committed to creating an inclusive team; applicants from historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested persons should submit a letter of interest and resume to: Kelly Buzan, Chief Program Officer, P.O. Box 1302, Anderson, IN 46015; kbuzan@alternativesdv.org; response to the indeed posting; or (fax) 765-643-0291.

Alternatives Incorporated does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, political beliefs, or military and veteran status.