Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence

Shelter Child & Youth Advocate - Full Time

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) is a human rights organization committed to ending violence against children, youth, and adults through counseling, advocacy, education, and community organizing. SPAN is a multiethnic, anti-racist, inclusive organization dedicated to peace and non-violence for all survivors and their and families.
Position Overview:
The Shelter Child and Youth Advocate provides therapeutic support, case management and advocacy to children, youth and parents served through the SPAN shelter program; develops and sustains community contacts and resources available to shelter families; promotes a shelter environment based on respect and nonviolence; supports social justice efforts that positively impact children & families.
Responsibilities Include:
• Intakes, assessments, and treatment planning for children and youth within shelter.
• Trauma-informed, strengths-based, and client-defined advocacy and case management for children, youth, and parents.
• Parenting support, intervention, and education regarding parenting issues, child development, and impacts of DV on children & families.
• Facilitating play and support groups for children; facilitating psychoeducational support groups for parents.
• Expanding and enhancing children and youth program in shelter.
• Coordinating referrals and services with community agencies and schools.
• Interfacing with Child Protective Services (CPS), and advocating for parents and children involved with CPS.
• Assisting in recruitment, training, scheduling & supervision of children’s volunteers and interns.
• Assisting with crisis line coverage, shelter screenings and intakes, crisis counseling, advocacy, referrals, and case management for all residents.
• Assuring SPAN shelter of coverage, through rotating shifts including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
• Maintains client files, timely documentation, and prepares monthly reports and time sheets.
• Social justice outreach, education, and organizing; building excellent collaborative relationships with community partners.
• Supporting an environment based in respect, the utilization of ethical communication, and adherence to the organization’s non-negotiables.
• Other duties as assigned by the Shelter Program Director or Executive Director.

Experience Required

• B.A. or equivalent required; Master’s in Counseling Psych, Social Work, or related field preferred • Excellent interpersonal and community-building skills • Experience working with children and youth who have witnessed DV, and experienced trauma or abuse • Strong knowledge of parenting issues and experience working with parents • Strong written and oral communication skills; Spanish bilingual desired • Experience & knowledge of social justice issues particularly regarding gender-based violence, privilege and oppression, and systemic inequalities

Further Comments

Strong Commitment to Affirmative Action: SPAN is an EEOA employer. Annual salary is $32,000 (with increase to $33,000 possible after 6 months), excellent benefits including subsidized health insurance, reduced-rate Eco-Pass, generous vacation time, and work in a dynamic and diverse setting.



How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to hr@safehousealliance.org Resume review begins immediately. No calls please.

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

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