We are currently seeking a full-time Shelter Advocate who will facilitate the day-to-day communal living among victim residents by providing crisis intervention, emotional support, information, referrals and advocacy. Under general supervision, the shelter advocate provides low-barrier, harm-reduction, trauma informed support and assistance to women, men and children in crisis.
Qualified candidates will have strong skills in crisis intervention, advocacy, and organization as well as knowledge of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. Two years of experience providing support to women and/or children in crisis or two years of experience in a related field such as women’s advocacy, women’s shelter, women’s transition housing or second stage housing is preferred.
Candidates must also possess knowledge of facts and dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, as well as community resources. Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to communicate with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, is required.
Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. If you would like more information, or to apply for this position, submit your resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Stahl, Program Director at 2895 W. Grand River, Howell, Michigan 48843, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to 517-548-3034.