Family Advocate

7 days left

Employer
Our House
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
Oct 01, 2020
Closes
Oct 31, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

Our House is seeking qualified family services professionals to join our team! We have an immediate opportunity for an experienced Family Advocate

The Family Advocate is primarily responsible for the intake and assessment of families into the Family Services program, documenting each case appropriately and providing appropriate supportive services to meet each family's needs. The Family Advocate will work with families to assist them to transition into more permanent housing arrangements. The Family Advocate will also develop community partnerships and coordinate with other organizations and agencies, to develop a well-rounded referral base and provide necessary follow-up to ensure the required services have been received. The Family Advocate reports to the Director of Housing and Family Services.

Brief Summary or Description:

Required Experience: 1 year related experience required 

Preferred Experience:  2 years of service delivery to families experiencing homelessness, mental health, substance abuse or other life barriers in a residential setting.

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a social science or related field

Preferred Education: Masters’ Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology

Desired Skills and Characteristics:

Excellent interpersonal skills, especially the ability to work well with children and families.  Management, organizational and planning skills, multi-tasking independently with little supervision. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. 

Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office suites and the ability to catch on fast with semi-complicated and complex software systems

If you have these skills and experiences and are passionate about helping families experiencing homelessness send your cover letter & resume to familyservices@ourhousega.org. No phone calls please!

About Our House

Our House provides shelter to live and education to thrive for metro Atlanta families experiencing homelessness, offering programs designed to meet each family member’s needs: Early Childhood Education, Housing Services, Employment Training Services, and Family Services. For almost 30 years, Our House has been a beacon of hope for homeless parents in search of quality, affordable care for their young children.

Our House is an equal opportunity employer, with a generous benefits package.

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