South Peninsula Haven House

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Part Time Positions

Shelter Advocate – part time (Homer, AK) 

This position has a social justice component that requires critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principles of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply. We also encourage people of all genders to apply.

-Data entry 
-Ability to work with a diverse population and provide culturally competent advocacy
-Provide advocacy based counseling to Domestic violence survivors and their children
-Complete screening process with participants 
-Complete the intake process for client admittance including data collection and reporting
-Assist emergency shelter residents by providing resources, information and referrals
-Provide crisis intervention and referrals on the 24 hour crisis line for those seeking shelter and other services, not limited to domestic violence
-Able to effectively safety plan with survivors of domestic violence, including, shelter residents, walk-ins and over the phone
-Provide crisis intervention assessment and referrals to outside agencies
-Maintains and updates client files regularly to provide timely data collection and reporting
-Attends staff meetings
-Help participants navigate systems such as the health & legal systems and other community resources

Qualifications & Core Competencies:
-Experience, ability and willingness to communicate and work well with survivors from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and with various religious beliefs, lifestyles, sexual orientations, age variance, differing abilities
-Experience working in a population with women who may be experiencing, substance abuse, mental illness, sexual assault, and homelessness
-Experience in maintaining accurate and timely documentation of clients files, data entry, monthly reports
-Ability to work independently in a shelter environment 
-Strong knowledge of community resources, and other partnering agencies
-Oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills
-Computer familiarity with Windows, Word, and ability to use online tools such as google docs
-Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
-Experience working with communities of color and people from different cultures than your own
-Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist principles

Core competencies expected: 
Fostering Diversity, Race & Social Justice Advocacy, Attention to Detail, Collaboration, Communication: Oral and Written, Crisis Management, Customer Service, Interpersonal Skills, Personal Credibility, Planning & Organizing/Time Management, Reliability and Discernment/Judgment

We are looking for compassionate open minded individuals who enjoy working with many different types of people. This is a busy residential shelter setting where advocates provide support to people who are trying to get back on their feet. This job is often challenging and so the agency provides PTO to staff regularly scheduled for 20 hours a week or more. 

Part- time position for 1-3 of the following shifts: 
Day 7:30a-3:30p 
Swing 3:00p – 10:30p 
Night 10:00p – 8:00a
some partial shifts available

To apply submit resume including phone number with working voicemail to Cover letter optional.

Open until filled.

Haven House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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