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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 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