Overnight Advocate Job Description
- Desire to contribute to the work of ending domestic violence.
- Significant experience working with people in crisis.
- Comfortable with participatory decision-making processes.
- Committed to providing kind, culturally appropriate services.
- Ability to work with and interact well with individuals from diverse backgrounds and points of view.
- Possesses a spirit of curiosity, openness and is self-aware.
- Has an understanding of the impacts of complex trauma and the skills and interest in deepening resilience for self and others.
- Interest in anti-poverty, anti-oppression work.
- Knowledge of (or willingness to learn about) relevant community resources.
- Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to self-direct and manage time.
- Basic computer skills.
Summary of Duties
(position is based in our confidentially located Safehouse)
- Respond supportively to callers on the crisis line.
- Interact with guests affirmingly, and at a high level of self-awareness.
- Record all services provided in the web-based database in a timely manner.
- Clean and prepare rooms for newly entering families.
- Complete daily tasks that keep the safehouse clean and in good repair.
- Help maintain a safe and comfortable community environment.
- Record important information and concerns in the communication log.
- Other duties as assigned
Hours for this position are 10:00 pm to 6:00 am Monday - Friday.
As is everyone else, WRC is working through the covid-19 pandemic. Our goal is to keep everyone, no matter how they are connected with us, safe. As a result, we will be implementing a mandatory vaccine policy for all WRC staff and volunteers who work in any of our facilities, including the safe house. Effective November 15, 2021, all WRC staff and volunteers who work in any of our facilities will be required to show proof they have been fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC and FDA). In general, people are currently considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine. Covid-19 testing may not be used in lieu of the vaccine.