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Weekend Advocate

Publicado por
HAVEN
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Bozeman, MT
Nuevo
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Publicado hace 16 días

DESCRIPTION

Haven began serving survivors in 1979. Over the last four decades, Haven has worked to both provide safe intervention for survivors of domestic violence, as well as to prevent future violence from occurring. We believe increased awareness through community education can make us all allies in ending domestic violence.

Haven is the only nonprofit serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence, sex trafficking, and stalking in Gallatin County. Our approach makes us unique — everything we do is deeply and genuinely rooted in empowerment. We connect survivors to all the resources and help they need while trusting they should be the ones to decide what’s best for their own journey.

Haven’s Weekend Advocates will provide support to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and stalking by providing emotional support, crisis intervention, information and referrals, in person, over the support line and via chat and texting. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, utilize active listening skills, ability to work independently, and make ethical decisions. They will also be committed to Haven’s mission and be willing to actively help maintain and build a positive, supportive culture at the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Participant Advocacy:

  • Answer support line during hours of work and record calls in participant interaction database
  • Provide crisis intervention, follow-up, support, advocacy, information and referrals to support line callers; assess for suicide and overall safety and assist with safety plan creation.
  • Provide transportation as available and needed throughout the duration of shift.
  • Respond in-person to the hospital to provide advocacy and emotional support.
  • Make appropriate referrals to other community resources and/or other Haven services.
  • Respond to incoming online chat platform between the hours of 7:30am-9:30pm.
  • Utilize back up staff person when making consequential financial decision throughout the duration of shift.

Shelter Coordination:

  • Screen and approve new shelter participants.
  • Arrange hotel/motel emergency shelter accommodations; in-person check-ins.
  • Strip, clean, sanitize, and prepare rooms for incoming participants.
  • Check participants in and out of shelter by completing appropriate paperwork.
  • Provide or arrange emergency transportation to shelter.
  • Check in with full-time advocacy staff at beginning and end of each shift to communicate important participant information, as needed.
  •  Read all news, important call reports, and document important notes in shift-to-shift communication log (iCarol news)
  • Open and close shelter throughout weekend shift
  • Check in with residents and provide advocacy as needed.
  • Pick-up food donations on Sunday afternoons and clean out communal fridge in shelter upon delivery.
  • Coordinate emergency shelter maintenance tasks
  • Report all emergencies immediately to the back-up staff person and consult as necessary to determine the safest plan of action.

Data Collection:

  • Accurately and consistently complete participant interaction report forms, participant profiles, shelter screening and intake forms, and maintain participant files by the end of each shift.
  • Distribute check-out paperwork to participants leaving shelter, including check-out form, participant testimonial form, and shelter feedback survey.
  • Manage receipts used for participant needs/food/gas, etc.
  • Update financial assistance, donation request, and hotel tracking spreadsheets as required.

Other:

  • Must be able to get to the shelter within 30 minutes during the duration of weekend shift
  • Must have consistent and secure cell phone service, internet access, personal computer, and transportation
  • Must have a secure location within residence to take support line calls, in order to maintain participant safety and confidentiality.
  • Assist with volunteer projects/coordination during hours of work, as requested by the Intervention Manager.
  • Pick-up additional donations as requested during the weekend.
  • Other duties as requested by the Intervention Manager or full-time staff on back up support during shift.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of and experience in the fields of domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment and stalking
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly organized, accurate, flexible, innovative, and positive attitude
  • Ability to make prompt decisions under high stress conditions.
  • Comfortable working and making decisions independently.
  • Ability to mediate and resolve conflicts while providing support to shelter residents.
  • Understanding of mental health, trauma, co-occurring issues, diversity, and cultural competency
  • Available to commit to at least one weekend shift per month (Friday, 6pm – Monday, 7:30am)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience with crisis/suicide intervention and trauma-informed advocacy
  • Experience with coordination of local, state and nationwide referrals
  • Knowledge of Montana laws for domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking and stalking
  • Ability to attend our all staff meeting from 1pm – 2pm every Tuesday and our direct service meetings from 3pm-4pm on Wednesdays and 10am-11am on Thursdays.

TRAINING:

  • Haven Volunteer Advocacy training
  • Domestic violence and sexual assault training programs as requested by Intervention Manager
  • CPR/First Aid training as requested by Intervention Manager
  • ASIST suicide intervention training as requested Intervention Manager
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Other training/shadow shifts as requested by Intervention Manager

PHYSICAL DEMAND AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this position.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Position requires walking, climbing stairs and lifting at least 25 lbs.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 

The noise level in the environment is usually quiet.

During the weekend shift, the weekend advocate will primarily be working independently, but will have support from a back-up staff person who will be on-call throughout the weekend to consult with. This staff person will respond to all phone calls within 60 minutes and will be available to assist with emergencies in-person as needed.

Responsible to:         Intervention Manager

Hours of Work:          Must be able to commit to at least 12 weekends annually, with shifts beginning at 6:00pm on Fridays and ending Monday morning at 7:30 am. When conflicts arise, weekend advocates are responsible for switching shifts with or finding another weekend advocate to cover the shift. Weekend Advocates then need to notify the Intervention Manager.

Probation Period:     12 months

DESCRIPTION

Haven began serving survivors in 1979. Over the last four decades, Haven has worked to both provide safe intervention for survivors of domestic violence, as well as to prevent future violence from occurring. We believe…

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Compensación
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Al menos USD $450
/ semana
$450 per shift + $24.56- $26.88/hour for training & meetings. Haven uses a compensation equity calculator to set pay at the organization.

Ubicación

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Presencial
Bozeman, MT, USA

Cómo aplicar

Compensation:            This position includes a $350 stipend and an additional hourly rate for hours actively worked, training, and/or meetings attended. Haven uses a compensation equity calculator to set pay at the organization. Depending on the final calculator score for the successful candidate, pay will range from $24.56- $26.88. Calculator scores are determined by responsibilities, professional and personal experience, and physical and emotional labor required to successfully meet the job requirements.

How to apply:             Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Julie Walters at julie@havenmt.org. Position opened until filled and we are always accepting applications. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls please.

Compensation:            This position includes a $350 stipend and an additional hourly rate for hours actively worked, training, and/or meetings attended. Haven uses a compensation equity…

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