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Current Openings:


To Apply: Only accepting electronic submissions. Send cover letter, resume, and work references to employment@crossroadssafehouse.org.  No phone calls, please. 

Title: Substitute Advocate

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Classification: As needed

Purpose: The purpose of the Crossroads Safehouse “Substitute Advocate“ is to meet shelter coverage needs that regularly scheduled staff advocates cannot meet due to illnesses, scheduled vacations, unexpected absences and federal holidays. Must expect to work evenings and/or overnights and weekends.

Supervision: Reports to and receives supervision from the Shelter Manager. Exercises no supervision.

Hours:  Crossroads Safehouse operates 365 days a year including holidays, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide safe housing and services to its clients and the community.  All employees must be available for evening, overnight, weekend, and holiday shifts if needed. Available shifts to Substitute Advocate will be mostly evening, overnight, weekend, and holiday shifts.

Definition:

The Crossroads Safehouse “Substitute Advocate List” is a pool of trained Crossroads Safehouse advocates who:

  • Have employee status with Crossroads Safehouse and remain on Crossroads Safehouse’s payroll;
  • Must abide by Crossroads Safehouse’s employee policies and procedures, including keeping statistical data and timesheets for all shifts worked;
  • May not have regularly scheduled or guaranteed weekly shifts;
  • Make a commitment to work intermittent shelter-coverage shifts as needed, as available, and as offered;
  • May take any vacant shift amounting to no more than 40 hours in a week and no more than 12 hours in a day;
  • Are not obligated to take any shift, and may refuse any shift for any reason.  We understand that Substitute Advocates may be juggling the requirements of other jobs or school, and that their schedules may not permit them to take a particular shift;
  • Will be contacted by the Shelter Manager via email or text immediately upon the need to fill a shift due to an unexpected staff absence or illness, and prior to each quarter with vacant shifts due to scheduled vacations and federal holidays.  The request will go out to the entire pool of Substitute Advocates.  The shift will go to the first person who offers to take the shift.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides crisis intervention and counseling, information, referral, advocacy, and emotional support on a regular basis by phone and in-person to residential and non-residential clients, including crisis hotline callers.
  • Conducts client intakes, resident orientation, contracts, and exit interviews.
  • Performs recordkeeping functions pertaining to clients in the Shelter Programs, including data collection, reporting, and case notes.
  • Maintains current knowledge of interpersonal abuse.
  • Responds to the safety and welfare of the residents of Crossroads’ Emergency Shelter.
  • Maintains care of the facility by reporting needed repairs and health/safety hazards to the facilities manager.
  • Assists in maintaining the shelter and helps ensure the readiness of rooms for occupancy. This includes minor maintenance, necessary cleaning, and stocking of linens, supplies, etc.
  • Maintains supply of forms and handouts, assembles client files and folders.
  • Assists in delivery of the Crosstrails Program and Med Unit programs as appropriate.
  • Assists in gathering of statistical data on program activity.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by the Shelter Manager.

Qualifications

  • A 20 hour paid training provided by Crossroads Safehouse is mandatory.
  • Knowledge concerning domestic violence.
  • Ability to effectively counsel and provide information in crisis situations.
  • Knowledge of local community and human services resources.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to climb one flight of stairs.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Experience and Training

  • Experience in human services or related field preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.
  • A third or fourth year student working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Behavioral Science or related field.

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of Title 18, United States Code, sexual orientation, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or employment of Crossroads Safehouse.

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To Apply: Only accepting electronic submissions. Send cover letter, resume, and work references to employment@crossroadssafehouse.org.  No phone calls, please. 

Title: Adult Advocate [Evening and Overnight]

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Classification: Full-time, regular employee

Purpose: Assists in the facilitation of the Shelter Program of Crossroads Safehouse

Supervision Received and Exercised: Reports to and receives supervision from the Shelter Program Manager.

Hours:  This is an evening and overnight position with a Saturday through Wednesday work week. Crossroads Safehouse operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide safe housing and services to its clients and the community

Essential Functions:

Crisis Intervention and Victim Advocacy:

  • Provides crisis intervention in-person and via phone to victims of domestic violence.
  • Provides safety planning, individual advocacy, protection order and victim’s compensation information, victim rights information and assistance to victims of domestic violence.
  • Manages a caseload of residential adults and children.
  • Provides information, community referral, legal advocacy referral, and support to victims and their families.
  • Conducts client intakes, orientation, contracts, and exit interviews.  Performs record keeping functions pertaining to clients, educational and referral literature.
  • Serves as a member of the staff team; participates in client case management, staff meetings, and team efforts in problem solving, applicable program and policy development, program evaluation, and planning.
  • Assists in maintaining the shelter and helps ensure the readiness of rooms for occupancy.

Shelter Program Duties:

  • Works with other Advocates to develop goals, objectives, and action plans for the residential programs
  • Implements individual and group advocacy.
  • Develops and maintains the Shelter Program materials.
  • Assists in the gathering of statistical data on program activity.
  • May assist in assigning duties to volunteers and interns for the Shelter Program.
  • Assists in public relations, and advocacy on youth issues, and resource development.
  • May provide educational presentations to various partner agencies and community organizations as part of the Training Team.
  • Maintains knowledge of current issues in the field, attends workshops to increase professional knowledge and effectiveness.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Shelter Program Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge concerning domestic violence.
  • Ability to effectively advocate and provide information in a crisis situation.
  • Knowledge of local community and human services resources.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Ability to climb on flight of stairs.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Experience and Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Child Development or similar field
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus
  • A minimum of two year’s post-baccalaureate work experience in human services.

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of Title 18, United States Code, sexual orientation, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or employment of Crossroads Safehouse.

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