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Bridges DVC

Transitional Housing Advocate

Bridges DVC

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Job Summary

Work with clients transitioning from DV Shelter to independent living.  Supportive Counseling, Budgeting, Referrals and Advocacy

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)
  • 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
  • Work with the team to answer the crisis line when needed
  • 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 child care referrals as necessary
  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Products and comfortable in learning new software

Additional Information

Benefits

None

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to info@bridgesdvc.org

Details

  • Date Posted: October 18, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Housing
  • Start Date: 11/14/2022
  • Salary Range: Negotiable
  • Working Hours: 24 hrs. weekly flexible schedule