Resident Advocate (Brettler Family Housing Campus)

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: 17.73 per hour

Published

07/25/2018

Address

1501 N. 45th St
Seattle
WA
98103
United States

Description

Job Summary: The Resident Advocate (RA) ensures that there is a staff presence in the building at all times and supports the work of the case manager. The RA assists with promoting the well-being of residents through a team approach of the development of life skills and ensures that residents have the resources and tools needed to become self-sufficient and contributing members of their community. 



Essential Responsibilities, Duties & Tasks

70% The Resident Advocate (RA) assists the Case Managers and Child Advocates in providing domestic violence education, parenting support, and other life skills as needed to residential families to promote safety and well-being. Aids in enforcing program rules, mediates resident conflict and provides information and referral. Assists in completing assessments and updating case plans as needed. Assists in ensuring services are documented. Facilitates problem solving and provides crisis intervention services to residents as needed. Informs Manager when issues arises involving resident and/or resident children on off hours. Read the shift change log at the beginning of each shift and document any relevant details that occur during each shift.

Welcome new residents and provide an orientation to the program that includes safety and security procedures, program policies and procedures, and general information about how to access services. Follow up as necessary with the support team to ensure that the resident needs are met. Maintain a close working relationship with public and private agencies involved with the family to support housing stability. 

Advocates, promotes and practices cultural sensitivity and competency in all day-to-day interaction. Advocates for residents who voice complaints, concerns and grievances, when appropriate; and coordinates and facilitates mediation when needed.


10% Assist with clerical projects and data entry into client database. Complete daily service log and all necessary documentation during shift; assist with client satisfaction or exit surveys. Monitor proper functioning of equipment and report any needed repairs to the appropriate staff.


10% Work with the support team to assist with work to foster an atmosphere of support, community building and safety for residents, staff and volunteers. Assist with residents and Resident Advocacy Committee with planning culturally appropriate community building activities. 


10% Participate in staff and team meetings. Participate in regular supervision meetings. Practice a positive and cooperative work approach and foster teamwork among co-workers; participate in the Solid Ground Anti-Racism Initiative. Attend workshops, classes, and conferences to enhance professional skill and knowledge. Assist with special events when appropriate.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Benefits

Benefits include medical, dental, short-term and long-term disability insurance, basic life insurance, 401(k) savings plan including agency contribution and match, holiday pay, generous paid personal leave package and tax-sheltered health care and dependent care accounts.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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