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Shelter Overnight Advocate

YWCA New Hampshire

YWCA New Hampshire is part of an international, multifaceted social service agency that is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  Core programs include YWCA Crisis Services which provides services to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and stalking, Youth and Community Programs which provides prevention, education and enhancement to children, youth and adults to improve the quality of life for participants and the community at large, and Every Women's Center which provides a place for women to engage in conversation, education and support within our diverse community.  YWCA NH is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or protected veteran status.


The Shelter Overnight Advocate provides direct services to victims of domestic and sexual violence living at Emily’s Place, our confidential emergency shelter,  through support, information, resource referral and personal advocacy based on the empowerment model as part of a grassroots social change movement.  This is a full-time position (40 hours per week)  Sunday through Thursday 8:30 pm - 5:00 am. In addition to salary, YWCA NH offers benefits including health and dental insurance, generous paid time off, employer and voluntary paid 401(a) retirement plan, paid holidays, life insurance and short and long term disability insurance.

Requirements:
  • Understanding of domestic and sexual violence issues and a victim services model that focuses on victim safety and empowerment;
  • Bilingual preferred;
  • Commitment to the mission of YWCA and to the empowerment model of service delivery used at YWCA Crisis Services;
  • Completion of YWCA NH New Advocate Core training program;
  • Must have reliable phone access and reception;
  • Must be able to return crisis hotline phone calls within required 10 minute window and respond to hospital calls within required 40 minute window;
  • Satisfactory Criminal Background Check; and
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance, and must have access to a reliable vehicle during work hours.
Responsibilities:
  • Provide trauma informed direct services to Emily’s Place residents (parents and children) including support, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, parenting support, information and referrals;
  • Provide case planning and personal/systems advocacy for residents of Emily’s Place; 
  • Ensure access to medical treatment and other necessary services for residents as needed;
  • Responsible for insuring compliance with all policies and procedures at Emily’s Place;
  • Perform needed repairs, maintenance and cleaning;
  • Provide crisis line coverage;
  • Offer support and assistance to volunteers on the when needed; and
  • Maintain all necessary records such as contact logs, and time and attendance sheets and other documentation as required.
How to Apply:

Please submit resume with cover letter to Catherine Gagne, COO, YWCA NH, 72 Concord Street, Manchester NH 03101 or cathyg@ywcanh.org by Friday, November 30, 2018.

Salary Range:

$13.75 per hour

Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: November 21, 2018

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