The Residential Advocate will provide supportive, trauma-informed and survivor - directed advocacy services for domestic violence survivors in Women In Distress' Emergency Shelter program.
Utilizing best practice models, Advocates facilitate individual support services with participants to include but not limited to the registration and intake process, answering crisis calls on the hotline, crisis counseling, individual counseling, service or case management, file reviews, proper timely documentation, and facilitation of support groups.
Candidates must exhibit a positive, non-judgmental approach to survivors. In addition, candidate must have the ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, forming proper boundaries, and use of good judgment. Lastly, candidates should preferably have case management experience.
The Residential Advocate will ensure that all services provided are empowerment-based and are consistent with Department of Children and Family (DCF) standards. The employee holding this position must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. This job description is intended to describe the nature and level of work performed in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required and management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.
Part Time: Saturday and Sunday, 6:30pm-6:30am
Part Time: Saturday and Sunday, 7:00pm-7:30am
All employees are required to have flexibility as needed to meet the needs of the department and the agency.
This position is considered “essential” personnel during holidays and in times of hardship, such as extreme weather conditions and/or other emergencies.