Night Advocate

The shelter is a 60 day emergency shelter open 24-hours a day. With a 65 bed capacity, the shelter provides services to men, women and children of all ages who are victims of domestic violence. The shelter provides shelter to victims from around the world due to being one of the first shelters in the country to provide services to men. The shelter provides the following supportive services:
• 24-hour hotline
• Peer counseling
• Maintaining a business center
• Shelter
• Emergency food and clothing
• Legal assistance with temporary restraining orders/permanent restraining orders
• Response to law enforcement calls
• Response to hospital emergency room calls
• Transportation
• Counseling for children
• Social service advocacy
• Court advocacy/accompaniment
• Household establishment
Additional services includes: individual and group therapy, domestic violence education/prevention groups, safety planning, emergency safety moves, assistance in applying for financial assistance, assistance in applying for housing opportunities, resources and referrals. The shelter assist an average of 330 people per year. All of the services are provided by domestic violence advocates on shelter grounds. 

Qualifications:
  • High School Graduate or equivalent;
  • Ability to work well in a crisis situation;
  • Serve as a stable non-judgmental role model;
  • Work independently and be able to make decisions when necessary;
  • Able to maintain a supportive, calm and professional attitude at all times;
  • Be able to read and write English;
  • Bilingual Preferred

 Duties:
  • Answer hotline and business telephone lines;
  • Perform intake and emergency intake services;
  • Give appropriate referrals when necessary;
  • Maintain and update referral book as necessary;
  • Respond to all persons on agency grounds in a calm, supportive and professional manner;
  • Compile the blank intake packets;
  • Crisis/peer counseling with clients/residents;
  • Follow and enforce all shelter rules and procedures;
  • Closing out clients/resident files;
  • Filing;
  • Log all in-coming calls, hotlines, messages, and possible problems in the agency logbook;
  • Maintain copies of paperwork in master book file;
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the agency;
  • Shelter ground checks

Requirements:
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License;
  • Auto Insurance;
  • Clean driving record;
  • Employee will be required to complete a TB test, fingerprinting, drug screen (employment pending on drug screen), 40 hour Domestic Violence training and CPR/First Aid certification.

Hours: Monday - Wednesday 4pm – 12am and Saturday – Sunday 12am – 8am

An Equal Opportunity Employer: Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.
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