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Advocate, Youth

The Youth Advocate is responsible for providing advocacy services to children, teens and their non-offending parent through the Outreach department at Shelter House and reports to the Outreach Manager. Successful applicants will have a minimum of two years of experience working with youth; experience working in the community; high school/equivalent diploma required, Bachelor's degree preferred. Service area spans Okaloosa and Walton counties; local and other in-state travel related to the project is required.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing services for children of Shelter House participants.
  • Screening and conduct intake of new child/youth participants.
  • Provides individual support for children of participants in scheduled and/or crisis situations.
  • Facilitate support and play groups for children of participants.
  • Advocate for the child's needs and rights in all settings as requested or necessary.
  • Facilitates interactions between child and non-offending parent through crisis counseling.
  • Provide referrals to outside agencies to ensure victims and survivors receive comprehensive services from the community.
  • Provides education concerning safety, healthy relationships and communication, problem solving and other areas as needs are identified.
  • Plans youth activities to enhance safety skills and emotional development.
  • Assists youth/children survivors of domestic violence in obtaining legal, medical, financial, and/or social services.
  • Advocates for participants with community agencies.
  • Develops and coordinates youth/children's activities on and off agency property.
  • Accompanies Transitional Housing Advocate on home visits.
  • Works with non-offending parent by supporting and fostering positive parenting techniques.
  • Accountable for documenting information as required per agency policy.
  • Responsible for participating in and completing all required opportunities for continuing education.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Coordinator, Prevention

The Prevention Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the Prevention program at Shelter House and reports to the Program Director. Successful applicants will have a minimum of two years of experience working with youth; experience working in the community; high school/equivalent diploma required, Bachelor's degree preferred. Service area spans Okaloosa and Walton counties; local and other in-state travel related to the project is required.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate all aspects of the Prevention program at Shelter House
  • Plan and implement primary prevention based programming for youth and community members and reporting results to management, funders and the community
  • Coordinate the Youth Community Action Team, Project Respect
  • Collaborate with other prevention departments and/or organizations state-wide and nationally
  • Identify and build relationships with partners in the community to ensure positive communication and a comprehensive understanding of the prevention and youth program.
  • Attend community meetings to promote awareness of Primary Prevention and Youth programs as well as Shelter House's mission to create a violence free world.
  • Speak as an advocate for the needs of youth within the community to provide education on primary prevention and youth services.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of services offered by Shelter House and community partners to better assist victims.
  • Accountable for documenting information as required per agency policy.
  • Responsible for participating in and completing all required opportunities for continuing education.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Advocate, Residential Services

The Victim Advocate is responsible for responding to crisis calls on the hotline and providing support, advocacy, and case management services to women, children and men in the confidential shelter; this position reports to the Residential Manager. Successful applicants will have a minimum of two years of experience working with domestic violence and/or specialized populations; experience working in the community; ability to handle high-stress situations; high school/equivalent diploma required, Bachelor's degree preferred.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for providing services to victims of domestic violence using the empowerment model.
    Assess hotline/ crisis calls
  • Offer a safety plan to all participants.
  • Screen, admit and orient new residents to emergency shelter.
  • Provide referrals to outside agencies to ensure that participants receive comprehensive services from the community.
  • Advocate for participants' needs and victim's rights in all settings as requested or necessary.
  • Coordinate participant needs with other staff as necessary.
  • Accountable for documenting information as required per agency policy.
  • Responsible for participating in and completing all required opportunities for continuing education.
    Other duties as assigned.

Advocate, Economic Empowerment:

The Economic Empowerment Advocate is responsible for the successful implementation of VOCA Funded Economic Empowerment Program and will provide direct services to survivors seeking economic sustainability. This position reports to the Program Director. This position requires schedule flexibility as a requirement will be to attend FCADV sponsored statewide, regional, and local training events related to the Economic Empowerment Project. This position includes an English as a Second Language (ESL) literacy component for participants who are Spanish-speaking so first preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual (English-Spanish). Successful applicants will have a working knowledge of financial literacy; a minimum of two years of experience working with domestic violence and/or marginalized populations; experience working in the community; high school/equivalent diploma required, Bachelor's degree preferred. Service area spans Okaloosa and Walton counties; local and other in-state travel related to the project is required.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing an economic empowerment program to include components such as:
  • Economic Empowerment curricula adaptation and delivery
  • Financial literacy
  • Economic advocacy
  • Earned Income Tax Credits awareness
  • Microloans, micro enterprises, or matched savings/Individual Developmental accounts programs
  • Assisting survivors of domestic violence with identifying and securing affordable housing.
  • Assisting survivors of domestic violence with identifying and attaining their employment goals.
  • Collaborating with community agencies including, but not limited to: local literacy programs, career centers, Job Links, Dress for Success programs and local libraries.
  • Conducting extensive outreach in the community so that in addition to survivors gaining economic empowerment services via center services they are already receiving, survivors will be connected with local literacy programs, GED programs, English as a Second Language programs and other identified referral sources.
  • Participating in FCADV-led program evaluation of the project.
  • Participating in FCADV sponsored events, trainings, technical assistance, learning exchanges, conference calls and webinars.
  • Accountable for documenting information as required per agency policy.
  • Responsible for participating in and completing all required opportunities for continuing education.
    Other duties as assigned.


*To apply for open positions, please submit your resume to careers@shelterhousenwfl.org


 


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