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Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence

Housing Advocate

Spanish Bilingual THSP Housing Advocate https://www.safehousealliance.org/about-span/employment-opportunities/

SPAN is a human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth and children through support, advocacy, education and community organizing. SPAN is a multi-ethnic, anti-racist, inclusive organization dedicated to peace and non-violence for all individuals and families.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Responsible for supporting survivors of domestic violence and their families in SPAN’s Transitional Housing Stability Project (THSP) through case management, community advocacy and appropriate community referrals for individualized needs in order to achieve emotional and financial self-sufficiency.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Screens survivors for appropriate housing options within SPAN and housing availability within Boulder County.
  • Meets individually on a regular basis with participants in THSP to set and monitor progress on survivors’ personal goals; provides crisis intervention, advocacy, referrals and counseling as needed. Addresses survivors’ immediate and long-term self-sufficiency needs.
  • Develops case management plans with survivors in transitional housing. The focus of a case management plan is to progress toward achieving self-sufficiency and violence-free living.
  • Collaborates with community organizations to identify presenters/volunteers to create workshops designed to provide education and resources to survivors in furtherance of their self-sufficiency goals.
  • Provides survivors with appropriate community referrals to meet immediate and ongoing needs.
  • Provides advocacy and application support to survivors accessing benefit assistance services through Boulder County Housing & Human Services (i.e., TANF, SNAP, CHP+, CCAP, etc.)
  • Close collaboration and coordination with Boulder Housing Partners, Boulder Transitional Housing Program and Boulder County Housing and Human Services regarding unit availability, application process, advocacy service letter, program guidelines, etc. related to supporting survivors coming into the transitional housing program.
  • Maintains orderly files and case notes within SPAN’s database to ensure proper and accurate data for reporting.
  • Attends committee meetings and collaborates with other Boulder County organizations on a regular basis.
  • Assists with the training and supervision of volunteers.
  • Assists with the maintenance and implementation of after-hours emergency response by being on-call one night per month through DART (Domestic Abuse Response Team).
  • Supports an organizational environment based in respect, the utilization of ethical communication and adherence to the organization’s non-negotiables.
  • Participates in weekly staff meetings, team meetings and regular supervision with the Director of Housing and Economic Justice.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Housing and Economic Justice or Executive Director.

Experience Required

QUALIFICATIONS: Domestic violence and trauma-specific counseling knowledge and skills for crisis-intervention, trauma recovery and case management. Excellent interpersonal, leadership and community-building skills. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) required. Working knowledge or experience working from a social justice perspective, particularly battering, violence against women & children, and intersectionality of racism, classism, LGBTQ issues and other forms of oppression. Competent computer skills, MS Office, required. Preferred experience in substance abuse/addiction, landlord/tenant issues and/or matching housing programs to the specific needs of each family/individual. Preferred experience in working with affordable housing programs.

Perks

Excellent benefits including subsidized health insurance, reduced-rate Eco-Pass, generous vacation time and work in a dynamic and diverse setting.

Salary

Annual salary begins at $32,000 with an increase to $33,000 possible after 6 months.

How to Apply

Send resumé and cover letter to hr@safehousealliance.org or Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, 835 North Street, Boulder, CO 80304. Resumé review begins immediately. No calls, please. This position is funded by a three-year grant through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
835 North St Boulder
Boulder, CO 80304
Phone: 3034498623

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