• Housing Advocate

    Posted: 07/15/2021

    Full Job Description

    Philosophy of Service: The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) provides safety and safety planning, advocacy, support, information, referral, and follow-up services to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault or to persons at risk for domestic violence. We do this through comprehensive advocacy, support, and prevention activities that empower victims, families, and those at risk for family violence to reach goal-oriented outcomes. These outcomes are safety, emotional stability to work on practical goals, the practical supports to build self-sufficient lives for themselves and their children. These are key outcomes upon which the work of WRC advocates to be measured.

    General summary:

    POSITION SUMMARY
    The Housing Advocate will report to Housing Advocacy Program Manager. The Housing Advocate will provide advocacy and support to the Housing Advocacy Program of the WRC. These responsibilities include interacting with residents on a daily basis through active listening and offering non-judgmental responses, crisis intervention, mediating house problems, performing hotline calls screenings, delivering warnings, intakes and discharges as needed. The
    most important aspect of this position is to provide advocacy services in the form of a case plan and appropriate referrals on a weekly basis.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Two years’ experience working with victims of domestic violence
    • Must have a vehicle, auto insurance and a current (MA/RI) driver’s license
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English/Portuguese) preferred

    Physical Demands

    • Sitting for extended periods of time
    • Bending, lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds (donations/commodities)
    • Lifting from floor or from inside car, truck, or from trunk
    • Moving up and down stairs in facilities
    • Pick up donations when necessary

    WRC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetics, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and/or expression. In addition to federal law requirements, WRC complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $30,000.00 - $35,000.00 per year

    Benefits:

    • Dental insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Professional development assistance
    • Retirement plan
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Vision insurance

    Schedule:

    • 8 hour shift

    Work Location:

    • One location
    Interested parties may apply here

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