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Job: Domestic Violence Weekend Advocate


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Title Domestic Violence Weekend Advocate
Categories Northern California
Position Type TEMP, TEMP TO PERMANENT
Salary $18 – $25/ hr
Location Oakland, CA
Job Information

This is part time, Sat and Sun 7AM – 3PM, ideally the person will also need to attend a weekly meeting on Wed at 12 noon, if possible.

Goals & Objectives:

  • Provide peer counseling and basic services to shelter/motel clients as needed.
  • Provide counseling and referrals to crisis line callers
  • Monitor shelter safety and security.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology or related field preferred.
  • Sensitivity to DV clients and their children in crisis.
  • At least one year of residential advocacy experience.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to enforce rules, show initiative in crisis situations and work with people in emotional/situational stress.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, socio-economic, sexual, political backgrounds and the physically and mentally challenged.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Possess self-motivation and initiative.
  • Ability to work independently and as team player.

Requirements:

  • Must have a car available while on duty, with clean DMV record and with valid insurance.
  • 40-Hour DV Training certificate.
  • Experience working with diverse populations in crisis setting.

Basic Responsibilities

  • Provide client services to all residents including needs assessment, intake, peer counseling and advocacy as needed.
  • Provide crisis counseling, referrals and information via 24-hour crisis line.
  • Complete screenings and intake of clients.
  • Provide assistance and support in residential program components.
  • Perform room and chore checks.
  • Provide accurate and thorough documentation in client case files.
  • Screen and assess appropriateness of clients and make referrals as needed.
  • Monitor facility for Safety & Security
  • Enforce curfew.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Perform data entry tasks.
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