Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence

Shelter Advocate (On-Call)

The Shelter On-Call Advocate will provide advocacy, support and crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence in a shelter setting and over the phone; promote a Shelter environment based on respect and nonviolence; support social justice efforts that positively impact women and children.


  • Responsible for telephone crisis support, screenings for shelter, advocacy, information and referrals to crisis line callers.
  • Provides crisis intervention, counseling support, advocacy and milieu support to shelter residents.
  • Maintains case files, records and time sheets.
  • Assists with the overall physical appearance and cleanliness of the shelter.
  • Participates in On-Call Staff meetings and in supervision with Shelter Program Director on an as-needed basis.
  • Assures SPAN Shelter and Resource Center of 24/7 coverage, rotating day shifts, overnights, weekends and holidays.
  • Works in conjunction with the Shelter staff and other SPAN programs.
  • Adheres to SPAN policies and procedures; supports 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

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life/work experience required. At least six months of counseling & crisis intervention experience (paid or unpaid); Residential experience helpful. Experience & knowledge of social justice issues, particularly battering, violence against survivors of domestic violence & their children, and of racial, class and sexual orientation issues. Spanish bilingual preferred. Time requirement varies – flexibility is appreciated.


$19.00 hourly - no benefits

How to Apply

Find the complete job posting at safehousealliance.org/about-span/employment-opportunities/

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.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
835 North St
Boulder, CO 80304
Phone: 303.449.8623

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