Shelter Advocate

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Dec 05, 2018
Jan 04, 2019
Focus Areas
Human Services
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level

Position Description:

This professional is responsible for answering the crisis line, responding to shelter residents’ needs and performing emergency admissions. In addition, this position provides prevention and intervention services to callers to decrease domestic violence in our community. This is a front line staff position.

Core Values of Staff: 
Our work is grounded in our values, which embody the hope that we have for breaking the cycle of intimate partner violence in our society. We live these values in our daily work and foster these values in the community partnerships that are essential to the success of those we serve.
 Safety: We ensure the protection and confidentiality of clients, staff, and volunteers.
 Respect: We are accountable, engage in clear communication, collaborate, and embrace differences in our work and in our interactions.
 Equality: We offer each client the opportunity to reach their defined goals by receiving individualized, person-centered services.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Bachelor’s Degree or five (5) years of experience working in a domestic violence program required
 Knowledge of domestic violence and its impact on victims
 Proficient in Microsoft Office and statistical databases
 Certification in First Aid and CPR
 Knowledge of community services and resources
 Empowerment-based advocacy/counseling skills, such as assessment planning, problem solving, crisis intervention and reflective listening
 Ability to work with culturally diverse groups
 Twenty-one (21) years of age with a valid drivers’ license
 Available to work flexible, but, established hours based on the needs of the shelter
 Ability to work in a team environment
 Bilingual in Spanish preferred

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