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Client ADVOCATE – (DV/SA)

FUNCTION:

Responsible for providing advocacy and support services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault within LACADA’s emergency shelter and outreach Programs. Facilitate weekly support group for survivors.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Advocacy

  1. Provide all incoming DV/SA emergency shelter participants with individualized support and orientation into the emergency shelter program.
  2. 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.
  3. Provide each participant with opportunities to create their own individualized service plan and advocate on their behalf to reach their self-set goals.
  4. Develop a strong continuum of support services with community agencies/programs relevant to the participants needs. Providing advocacy/information and referrals to clients.
  5. 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
  6. Assist resident with development and implantation of a safety plan.
  7. Make appropriate referrals and be able to access local agencies.
  8. Compile, maintain and report statistical data as required and necessary.
  9. Provide proper maintenance of all client records following agency policy and procedures.
  10. Report regularly and make recommendations to the LACADA Director of Programs and Operations regarding the physical and maintenance needs of the emergency shelter and outreach building.

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

PERSONAL QUALITIES NEEDED:

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

SHIFT Varies – some days, evenings, weekends and holidays

(Based on client’s needs)

(40 hours per week

Includes rotating weekly on-call response

STATUS: Full-Time/ Non-exempt/Hourly

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

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


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


HOUSING OUTREACH ADVOCATE

FUNCTION:

Responsible for the coordinate of victim advocacy and providing support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking who may be non-residential and/or reside in non- domestic violence emergency housing, hotel housing, or other transitional non-permanent housing. Advocacy and supportive services are centered on obtaining and/or maintaining safe, permanent housing.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  1. Identify housing resources in the communities served by LACADA.
  2. Assist survivors not residing at LACADA by providing mobile off-site advocacy.
  3. Assist survivors with establishment of financial goals and financial planning toward the goal of obtaining permanent housing, through financial empowerment.
  4. Assist survivors with completion of applications for various housing programs and obtaining necessary documentation.
  5. Provide advocacy, referrals, housing assistance, housing placement, and follow-up services to survivors.
  6. Assist survivors with collateral needs to locating safe and permanent housing, including job readiness, life skills development and securing child care.
  7. Educate community members on the dynamic of domestic violence and the need for community support to ensure victims’ success in creating safe lives for themselves.
  8. Provide all incoming DV/SA emergency shelter participants with individualized support and orientation into the emergency shelter program.

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

PERSONAL QUALITIES NEEDED:

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

 

SHIFT Varies – some days, evenings, weekends and holidays

(Based on client’s needs)

(40 hours per week

Includes rotating weekly on-call response

STATUS: Full-Time/ Non-exempt/Hourly

WAGES: $13.00+ per hour – varies based on experience

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