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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.  This includes the ability to lift 25 lbs. and maintain clear entrances to the emergency shelter and outreach offices (including the handicap ramp) by providing the removal of snow.

EDUCATION /SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ TRAINING REQUIREMENT

A minimum of a high school diploma.  The candidate must possess good communication skills, be comfortable working with groups of people, have a knowledge and sensitivity of the dynamics of domestic abuse and be able to respond to families in crisis.  Patience and stamina are also necessary components.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES NEEDED:

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

SHIFT:             (Average of 20 hours per week) Varies – Nights, evenings, weekends and holidays

                                                           (Based on program’s needs)

STATUS:                                            Part-Time/ Non-exempt/Hourly

 

POSITIONS SUPERVISED:             Volunteer & Interns

WAGES:                                            $10.00 per hour – varies based on experience

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


Youth Advocate

FUNCTION:

Responsible for providing residential & non-residential children’s support services, advocacy and activities.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  1. Provide children support and orientation into the shelter/transitional housing programs.
  2. Arrange/provide/coordinate child care during adult individual & support group sessions.
  3. Advocate and assist parents in making informed education plans for their children.
  4. Develop a strong continuum of support services with community agencies/programs relevant to LACADA’s client’s children’s needs. Providing advocacy/information and referrals to parents.
  5. Network and advocate with other agencies on behalf of battered women and their children, seek out and coordinate opportunities to participate in community activities, 4-H, theater groups, volunteer organizations, etc.
  6. Provide age appropriate information & education regarding Domestic Violence, safety planning and self-esteem.
  7. Provide Dating Violence awareness and information to the community, focusing on the high schools.
  1. Maintain the safety and security of all Emergency Shelter and TSH Residents.  This includes the ability to lift 25 lbs. and maintain clear entrances to the emergency shelter and outreach offices (including the handicap ramp) by providing the removal of snow.

 

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 effects on children.  All new employees are required to attend the MCADSV New Service Provider Training.

 

SHIFT                                                 Varies – some days, evenings and weekends

(Based on client’s needs)

(20 hours per week)

 

STATUS:                                            Part Time/ Non-exempt/Hourly

 

WAGES:                                            $12.00+ per hour – varies based on experience

 

Send Resume’ to contact@lacada.org

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