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Shelter Attendant

FUNCTION:  

Responsible maintaining the security and safety of LACADA’s Emergency Shelter and respond to the crisis line and survivors needs in a timely manner.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  1. Provide all incoming DV/SA emergency shelter participants with individualized support and orientation into the emergency shelter program.
  2. Assist resident with development and implantation of a safety plan.
  3. Provide proper maintenance of all client records following agency policy and procedures.
  4. Report regularly and make recommendations to the LACADA Program Director regarding the physical and maintenance needs of the emergency shelter and outreach building.
  5. Maintain the safety and security of all Emergency Shelter Residents.

WAGES:                                         

$10.00 per hour – varies based on experience

SHIFTS:

Nights/Weekends/Holidays

STATUS:

Part-time

Please send resume’ to contact@lacada.org


Client ADVOCATE – (DV/SA)

FUNCTION:  

Responsible for providing crisis intervention, crisis counseling, information and assistance with court proceedings, court accompaniment, personal advocacy and financial assistance to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Provide all DV/SA survivors with individualized support & crisis intervention.
  • To listen, to help participants identify their options, discover their strengths, and provide information, referrals and positive empowering support that respects each individual’s right to self determination.
  • Provide each participant with opportunities to create their own individualized service plan and advocate on their behalf to reach their self-set goals.
  • Develop a strong continuum of support services with community agencies/programs relevant to the participants needs. Providing advocacy/information and referrals to clients.
  • Network and advocate with other agencies on behalf of battered women and their children, seek out and coordinate opportunities for clients and/or their children to participate in community activities, 4-H, theater groups, volunteer organizations, financial planning, budgeting, etc
  • Assist survivors with the development and implantation of a safety plan.
  • Make appropriate referrals and be able to access local agencies.
  • Compile, maintain and report statistical data as required and necessary.
  • Provide proper maintenance of all client records following agency policy and procedures.
  • Report regularly and make recommendations to the LACADA Director of Programs and Operations regarding the physical and maintenance needs of the outreach building.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Experience, ability, and willingness to communicate and work well with staff and participants from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and with various religious beliefs, lifestyles, sexual orientations, age variance, and differing abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team environment, with proven ability to assist and support in the development of team decisions and program policies.
  • Respond to emergency situations that may arise, making independent decisions within policy guidelines, as necessary.
  • Provide crisis intervention and institute security procedures should a critical or threatening situation arise and provide timely and appropriate notification to police, fire, emergency medical, and internal and external supervisory authorities.
  • Comply with workplace policies and procedures for risk identification, risk assessment and risk control and actively participate in activities associated with the management of workplace health and safety, including the correct utilization of appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.

EDUCATION /SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ TRAINING REQUIREMENT

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to human services and specific training and/or experience in direct service to individuals and families. Working knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault laws and law enforcement. Prior experience with specific skills and/or knowledge in domestic violence and/or sexual assault a plus. Bilingual in Spanish and English is a plus.

PERSONAL QUALITIES NEEDED:

Integrity, honesty and a commitment to LACADA’s philosophy a must.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: N/A

WAGES:                                         

$11.00+ per hour – varies based on experience

SHIFTS:

Varies – some days, evenings and weekends

(Based on client needs)

(40 hours per week)

Includes rotating weekly on-call

STATUS:

Full-Time/ Non-exempt/Hourly

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR : LACADA Director of Programs and Operations

POSITIONS SUPERVISED : None

EQUIPMENT USED: Multi-line telephone, copier, computer, fax, van

Please send resume’ and references to contact@lacada.org


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