Part-Time Overnight Advocate


Job description

Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to make a difference in your community?

IAC is looking for a Part Time/Relief Advocate to join our team. In this position you will have the opportunity to provide crisis intervention, systems advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Minimum Qualifications include an Associates degree in Human Services or closely related field; sufficient job, school or life experience may be used in lieu of the education. The ideal candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, basic computer skills and the ability to be flexible in a fast paced teamwork environment. An advocate will have experience handling sensitive issues in a mature and confidential manner with integrity and compassion, the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles, a commitment to the agency’s mission and goals and the ability to pass a background check. Candidate must also be able to work nights and weekends.

Responsibilities

  • Interact with clients and staff members in a manner that is respectful and empowering
  • Consistent and dependable attendance
  • Attend all mandatory staff meetings, program meetings, and trainings
  • Present a professional demeanor to the community through appearance, communication, and presentation

Essential Functions

Advocacy

  • Engage in and role model direct conflict resolution and mediation
  • Maintain Confidentiality in accordance with Alaska Statute 18.66.200
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Federal and State laws that affect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Implement policies, protocols and services designed to provide advocacy and support to victims who are or have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault or individuals who are impacted by domestic violence and/or sexual assault
  • Provide support services to victims and other individuals impacted by domestic violence, and sexual assault who are residing in emergency shelter, calling on the phone, a non-residential walk in, or a partner or prior victim of a man in batterer’s intervention Support services include active listening, safety planning, case planning, information and referrals, and advocating with other community agencies
  • Provide advocacy to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence at the hospital as requested through law enforcement and forensic nursing
  • Provide case management to long-term residents and participants in transitional housing
  • Participate in SART on-call schedule
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate groups as needed
  • Provide back-up as necessary for court advocacy when legal advocate is unable to attend
  • Be a referral source to the ANDVSA Legal Advocacy Project, ALSC, and IAC’s legal program
  • Maintain accurate client records including statistical records, file management, and summary of contacts according to IAC confidentiality policies and program procedures

Residential Shelter Management

  • Implement procedures to ensure the safety of the building
  • Communicate Maintenance Requests to the appropriate individual(s)
  • Address housing issues that require de-escalation and/or mediation
  • Coordinate house meeting; ensuring all safety and security procedures are discussed
  • Perform room checks
  • Cleaning of direct work space and shelter space as needed
  • Other Duties as assigned by the Victim Services Director

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Human Services or closely related field; sufficient job, school, or life experience may be used in lieu of the Associates degree
  • Excellent interpersonal, group, and written communication skills
  • Proficient with computers and ability to do data entry
  • Ability to handle sensitive issues in a mature, confidential manner with integrity and compassion
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles
  • Commitment to agency mission and goals
  • Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work or a related field
  • Knowledge of Alaskan Cultures, Fairbanks community, and other social service agencies
  • Work or life experience in the field of domestic violence or sexual assault, including trainings and/or certificates in these fields

Supervision: Directly responsible to the Victim Services Director.

Hours: part-time/relief (less than 20 hours per week) rotating shifts to provide 24 hour coverage

Beginning Wage: Range 22 Non-exempt ($19.80 - $22.27 DOE)

 

Fairbanks, AK

16 day(s) ago