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Residential Advocate

FUNCTION:
Responsible for maintaining the security and safety of LACADA’s Emergency Shelter and responding to the 24 hr. Help-line and the needs of emergency shelter residents in a timely manner. Responsible for providing advocacy and support services to survivors of domestic/intimate partner and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking within LACADA’s emergency shelter and outreach programs.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  1. Provide all incoming DV/SA emergency shelter participants with individualized support and orientation into the emergency shelter program.
  2. Assist residential survivors (DV/SA) 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.

            Preferred Education and/or Experience & Knowledge/Skills/Ability:

High School Diploma or Equivalent required.

Preferred experience in helping those affected by sexual assault and domestic violence, or experience in helping women and children.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to establish & maintain effective working relations with staff, survivors & the public.

Commitment to respecting individual differences and serving diverse population.

Initiative to learn and enhance skills that promote equity and an understanding of oppression and its impact on domestic/sexual violence.

Positive, problem solving attitude with a willingness to provide and seek guidance from team members.

Passion for ending gender-based violence.

Individuals with additional language fluency in Spanish or sign language are preferred and will receive a 5% salary range premium after a successful probationary period.

LACADA is committed to respecting and reflecting diversity. Survivors are encouraged to apply.

All new employees are required to attend the MCEDSV New Service Provider Training/or equivalent training that covers required material.

The ability to lift 25lbs, shovel a walkway, clean a basement, organize an attic and have the passion to work with co-workers in maintaining our beautiful shelter and outreach offices.

SHIFT                       Varies – nights, weekends, and holidays
(Based on program’s needs)
(average of 20-30 hours per week)

STATUS:                                          Part-Time/ Non-exempt/Hourly

WAGES:                                            $13.50 per hour – varies based on experience

Please send Resume’ to contact@lacada.org

YOUTH ADVOCATE

FUNCTION:
Responsible for providing residential & non-residential youth orientated support services, advocacy and activities.  All services to be provide to the children/family of survivors of domestic/intimate partner and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking within LACADA’s emergency shelter and outreach programs.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Provide children support and orientation into the shelter/transitional housing programs.
Arrange/provide/coordinate childcare during adult individual & support group sessions.
Advocate and assist parents in making informed education plans for their children.
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.

  1. Network and advocate with other agencies on behalf of survivors of IPV/SA 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

Provide Dating Violence awareness and information to the community, focusing on the high schools.

Preferred Education and/or Experience & Knowledge/Skills/Ability:

Undergraduate preferred.

Preferred experience in helping those affected by sexual assault and domestic violence, or experience in helping women and children.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to establish & maintain effective working relations with staff, survivors & the public.

Commitment to respecting individual differences and serving diverse population.

Initiative to learn and enhance skills that promote equity and an understanding of oppression and its impact on domestic/sexual violence.

Positive, problem solving attitude with a willingness to provide and seek guidance from team members.

Passion for ending gender-based violence.

Individuals with additional language fluency in Spanish or sign language are preferred and will receive a 5% salary range premium after a successful probationary period.

LACADA is committed to respecting and reflecting diversity. Survivors are encouraged to apply.

All new employees are required to attend the MCEDSV New Service Provider Training/or equivalent training that covers required material.

The ability to lift 25lbs, shovel a walkway, clean a basement, organize an attic and have the passion to work with co-workers in maintaining our beautiful shelter and outreach offices.

SHIFT      Varies – some days, evenings and weekends
(Based on client’s needs)
(20-30 hours per week)

STATUS:      Part Time/ Non-exempt/Hourly

WAGES:   $15.00+ per hour – varies based on experience

Please send Resume’ to contact@lacada.org


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