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POSITION AVAILABLE

POSITION TITLE: Shelter Advocate

REPORTS TO: Residential Services Manager

WORK SITE: Residential Facility

WAGE: Commensurate with experience and skill level

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Occasional

FLSA STATUS: Non Exempt

HOURS: On-call

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain the operations of an emergency shelter program
  • Respond to crisis telephone calls

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide supportive services for adults and children
  • Conduct program intakes
  • Provide referrals for adults and families
  • Arrange emergency and essential transportation for program participants
  • Ensure the safety of program participants
  • Maintain the confidentiality of clients
  • Maintain documentation of necessary and required information
  • Respond to crisis situations
  • Work in collaboration with other Alternatives Inc. staff
  • Attend staff meetings and in-service training
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of family violence, homelessness, sexual assault, and child abuse
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques
  • Skills in written documentation
  • Skills in interpersonal communication
  • Skills in conflict resolution
  • Ability to carry out instructions in written, oral or picture form
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment

Training will be provided in the Family Development Case Management system. Written and oral communication skills are critical requirements.

INTERESTED PERSONS SHOULD SUBMIT A RESUME BY 4 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016 TO: Kelly Buzan, Alternatives Inc., P. O. Box 1302, Anderson, IN 46015 or email: kbuzan@alternativesdv.org with RESUME as subject.

ALTERNATIVES INCORPORATED DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, AGE, SEXUAL PREFERENCE, HANDICAP, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.

POSTED 8/3/16