Housing Advocate

Housing Specialist

Status: non-exempt

Reports to: Housing Director

Key responsibility: the providing of services to non-resident clients in Titus county for case management in regard to sexual assault, domestic violence and housing clients and to engage the community in education services that can prevent DV or SA through awareness.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, attitudes and languages
  • An ability to work as a team member, providing both support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interactions.
  • Provide crisis intervention; translation when needed; individual client goal setting.
  • Coordinate with other staff and agencies to deliver services such as: assistance with employment search, transportation, educational counseling, medical appointments, and housing locations, credit repair, connection with mainstream benefits and childcare location.
  • Follow-up after the family leaves the shelter or enters housing at minimum every three months.
  • Case management includes: initial intake and assessment, documentation, goal plan, referral sources, educational and peer-to-peer counseling, housing, financial aid, job training, groups, legal, medical, evaluations of program, and crime victim compensation application.
  • Assist the Housing Coordinator with writing curriculum for a comprehensive program that will educate, locate and assist victims in the community as requested.
  • On-call support for sexual assault/domestic violence
  • Provide information and referrals, advocacy and support to all clients who seek assistance at the office by telephone and in person.
  • Assist with computer entry of data tracking, securing data for entry.
  • Follow ethical guidelines and considerations established by the Center
  • An ability to work as a team member, providing both support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interactions.
  • Adequate health, personal and social maturity as well as emotional stability to fulfill the demands of the position.
  • Find and implement education programs at local schools or other organization.
  • Spread awareness about SAFE-T, DV, SA, Stalking, Bullying, the 24/7 Hotline, the Shelter or related topics throughout the county by preparing and manning booths in high traffic areas, by going door-to-door, by passing out awareness materials to businesses, or by representing SAFE-T at events, as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Housing Director.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform any and all duties as requested by the Housing and Executive Director.

EDUCATION: College degree and experience in working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent computer skills required; strong sense of teamwork and cooperation; excellent written oral communication skills; highly organized; mature attitude; able to handle stressful situations; prefer experience with domestic violence and sexual assault dynamics.

Ability to walk, bend, stoop, twist at waist, reach, climb stairs, lift and carry at least 25 lbs.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. SAFE-T reserves the right to revise job duties as needed. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Due to the nature of our business employees will be expected to work some evenings, nights or week-ends.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.00 to $12.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Housing or Advocacy: 2 years (Required)

Language:

  • Spanish (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Other forms

Work Location:

  • One location