Community Against Violence

Shelter Overnight Advocate

Maintain safety at the facilities and perform routine maintenance needed to ensure appropriate, safe and secure facilities at all times. Additional responsibilities are to provide as needed: crisis intervention, personal and legal advocacy,m individual life skills coaching, and peer counseling for sheltered/housed clients and assist them toward the development of goals toward safe, independent, permanent housing.


Assist in completion of client departure form, ensuring cleanliness of vacated unit (including assisting agency in cleaning areas needed), and the return of items that were issued to residents such as towels, blankets, etc. Answer the 24-hour crisis telephone and dispatch calls to staff on call, evaluate clients for residency, do client intakes and orient new residents during shift.

Experience Required

Ability to work in crisis situations; excellent communication and computer skills; ability to practice,m or knowledge and experience in the use of conflict resolution; and bilingual strongly preferred. Experience working with multi-cultural population is helpful. High School/GED and any combination of education and training with the target population or two years relevant experience in a human service field.

Further Comments

Ability to work Saturday and Sunday day shift (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and a 16 hour overnight awake shift. If selected for position, will be scheduled for a CYFD background clearance, TB test and drug test.



How to Apply

Submit application and resume to CAV.

Community Against Violence
Taos, NM


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