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Bridges Domestic Violence Center

Transitional Housing Advocate

Bridges Domestic Violence Center


Job Summary

Work with client to obtain permenant housing within their one year lease.  Assist with Crisis Line and work with the team on special projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide trauma-informed advocacy and case management, promoting an environment that honor’s the survivor’s experiences and choices in a way that assists them in achieving independent living, securing permanent housing, and gaining personal empowerment
  • Assist victims in evaluating their level of danger (Danger Assessment) and developing and
  • Reviewing safety plans related to their individual circumstances as the survivor’s safety is paramount in all services.
  • Meet with transitional client once a week for two weeks after move-in date, every two weeks for one month, then once a month for 6 -12 months
  • Provide active listening and supportive counseling that allows space for the client to regain a sense of control and attends to the specific roles of culture, community and spirituality in client’s life
  • Practice self-reflection and cultural humility
  • Assist client in assessing their strengths and identifying goals to becoming economically empowered
  • Role model and educate client in problem-solving and conflict resolution techniques
  • Provide budgeting assistance
  • Provide access to financial advisor services from a trauma-informed perspective
  • Encourage client to save money for permanent housing and provide savings techniques
  • Provide job search techniques and referrals for job search assistance
  • Provide information and referrals on continued education and scholarships as needed
  • Provide ongoing referrals for community resources as needed regarding: safety, food security, childcare, emergency financial assistance, legal counsel, health insurance, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, support groups and permanent housing solutions
  • Network and collaborate with community resource agencies, housing programs, and landlords on behalf of clients
  • Respond to transitional client calls or emails by the next business day
  • Provide transportation as necessary
  • Provide childcare referrals as necessary
  • Assist with preparing housing for new client to move in
  • Maintain accurate and timely records
  • Administer satisfaction of services survey
  • Collect data and generate reports for grants as it pertains to transitional clients
  • Attend scheduled meetings, trainings and staff meetings


Bachelor degree in a related field preferred

Experience in trauma-informed services working with survivors of domestic violence preferred

Bilingual in Spanish preferred – Ability to lift 20+ lbs.  –  Valid Driver’s License – Car insurance

Ability to work in crisis situations as part of a team and individually

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Additional Information


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How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: April 5, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 06/13/2022
  • Salary Range: 40000.
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs. flexible schedule