Advocate/Shelter Manager

Bright Future Foundation

Listing Expires on 10/31/2018

Advocate/Shelter Manager

Position Summary: Under the direction of Bright Future Foundation’s Sustainability Director, the Advocate/ Shelter Manager will support the mission of the organization by ensuring respectful, compassionate, survivor-centered responses to all persons seeking residential shelter and non-residential services. The advocate will meet regularly with the Advocacy Supervision Team to create survivor-driven treatment plans. The advocate will work to identify psychosocial needs of survivors, provide supportive services during court/legal proceedings, and assist with the coordination of additional services. Additionally, the advocate will attend regular staff meetings, maintain a client database, institute assessment and quality assurance measures, and provide general office support duties as needed. The advocate will also provide emergency, on-call coverage for the 24-7 crisis hotline on a rotating basis.

Advocate/Shelter Manager Responsibilities

(100% of time/ 40 hours per week)

  • Responsible for the overall management and maintenance of the confidential shelter
  • Creates a safe, empowering living environment for all residential clients
  • Conducts intake and needs assessments with new survivors
  • Provides advocacy services for survivors including safety planning, building support networks, processing trauma, and healing from abuse
  • Advocates a holistic view of healing, focusing on psychological, economic, legal, physical/medical, and educational ramifications of abuse
  • Provides community-based mobile supportive services to survivors including transportation assistance, resource coordination
  • Works with the Housing Manager to coordinate housing assistance
  • Creates survivor-driven treatment plans focusing on both short and long-term goals
  • Creates a safe, empowering living environment for all survivors in the shelter
  • Provides advocacy services at court and legal proceedings under supervision of the staff attorney
  • Assists survivors with obtaining additional services such as TANF, food stamps, Medicare/Medicaid
  • Provides referrals for counseling and legal services as needed
  • Provides emergency, on-call coverage for the 24-7 crisis hotline on a rotating basis on-call services
  • Responds to emergency calls/situations as needed
  • Utilizes assessment or quality assurance measures regularly and maintain responses in Café database
  • Collaborates with community organizations and staff to identify clients/populations that would benefit from therapeutic services
  • Conducts basic administrative/maintenance tasks to contribute to the functioning of office operations
  • Actively promotes Bright Future Foundation’s mission/vision by participating in awareness-building opportunities (trainings, forums, panel discussions, etc.)
  • Performs all work in a culturally responsive manner consistent with Bright Future Foundation’s mission and philosophy

 

Qualifications

  • A minimum of two year’s experience and demonstrated competence in survivor-centered advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations or equivalent relevant experience
  • Strong, proven ability to: mediate differences of philosophy and opinion; maintain calm, efficient, and good humored approach to work while managing competing priorities in a fast paced, highly productive work environment; work independently and as a team member; think critically and with foresight; carry out assignments with limited direction; adapt to change; and be nimble and flexible
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Ability to comfortably drive or commute to neighborhoods throughout the community and occasionally out of area travel. Must have own vehicle with insurance. (Mileage reimbursement available)
  • All Applicants must provide enough information for a thorough background check
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Ability to prepare reports
  • Ability to respond effectively in crisis situations with a judgment free attitude.
  • Familiarity with community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in social work, criminal justice or other related field
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus but not required

 

NOTE: This job description is not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by a person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements to the work of the Bright Future Foundation and are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

 

E.O.E. – Bright Future Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary: Commensurate with experience and skills

To apply:

To Apply: To apply, please submit the following package to sheri@mybrightfuture.org

  1. A cover letter summarizing your interest in and relevant experience for this position:
  2. Your Resume