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BRASS, Inc.
ATTN: Tori Henninger
PO BOX 1941
Bowling Green, KY 42102

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Tori Henninger, Executive Director

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Family Advocate

Description

 

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

The Family Advocate provides direct services to residential victims of domestic violence to ensure that they are informed of safety options and legal protections.  The Family Advocate is part of a service system and will identify residents’ needs, link residents with appropriate services, and provide monitoring and follow-up to ensure that services are received. This position is full time and will be required to work (minimum) one weekend shift. The Family Advocate will assist in other daily activities of the shelter and is under the supervision of the Residential Services Manager and Director of Residential Services.

Specific Responsibilities

Complete intake and exit process on residents entering and exiting the Shelter.

Assist with the crisis line, and provide crisis intervention.

Complete daily service notes for shelter residents.

Establish appropriate Service Plan and means of implementation with each resident.

Make appropriate referrals and coordinate necessary resources for each resident.

Assist with job development and placement.

Educate residents on financial literacy and asset building.

Engage in credit repair, budgeting and spending plans with clients.

Assist clients with SOAR referrals and implementation.

Transport residents to appointments.

Compile and report statistical information on residents as required by funding sources.

Work with other staff in conducting daily activities of the Shelter.

Attend all required trainings and staff meetings.

Work designated holidays and assigned on-call schedule according to BRASS, Inc. Personnel Policies.

Perform all other duties as assigned.

Work on holidays according to designated shift.

Attend all required staff meetings and trainings.

Perform all other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, human services, or related field, or enrolled in a degree program.
  • Knowledge of dynamics of domestic violence, safety planning, and justice system.
  • Commitment to adhere to the Member Program Service Standards of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Commitment to complete required Certified Domestic Violence Advocate training.
  • Completion of First Aid, CPR, and Blood-borne Pathogen Training.
  • Valid Kentucky driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance.
  • Submit to criminal background check(s).
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Housing Services Advocate

Description

 

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

This position is a full-time advocate position and anticipated schedule is five 8-hour shifts from 10am-6pm, including one weekend day.  This person will act in accordance with the Fair Housing Act, Kentucky’s Crime Victims Bill of Rights (KRS 421.500), and all state and federal fair housing regulations. This position will assist individuals and families in finding and/or keeping safe, decent, affordable, and accessible housing. This position is under the direction of the Housing Services Manager and the Director of Shelter Operations.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Conduct housing assessments on shelter residents, complete VI-SPDAT, and refer to appropriate housing program
  • Assist with case management, referrals to mainstream benefits and resources and housing search and placement, establishing goals, and providing education on renter responsibilities
  • Coordinate delivery of items to housing units.
  • Coordinate with local resources to secure furniture and household items for new housing units
  • Develop employment resources for program participants and coordinate resources and referrals for career development
  • Complete required documentation in accordance with grant expectations including completing daily service notes
  • Compile and report statistical information on participants as required by local, state, and federal funding sources
  • Provide consultation to staff in areas of housing advocacy and home ownership
  • Increase knowledge of federal homeless and housing policies
  • Attend inter-agency housing related meetings and promote the mission of this agency
  • Attend all required trainings and staff meetings
  • Answer 24-hour crisis line and provide telephone counseling and referral services
  • Adhere to agency on-call policy, and be available to provide shelter coverage in the absence of regular shift coverage, to include holidays and weekend schedules
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the rights of homeless individuals, housing rights, availability of housing and fair housing laws
  • Knowledge of dynamics of domestic violence, safety planning, justice system, and client-centered services.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, human services, or related field, or enrolled in a degree program.
  • Commitment to adhere to the Member Program Service Standards of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Commitment to complete required Certified Domestic Violence Advocate training.
  • Completion of First Aid, CPR, and Blood-borne Pathogen Training.
  • Valid Kentucky driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance.
  • Submit to criminal background check(s).
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Crisis Intervention Advocate (Overnight)-multiple positions available, PT/FT

Description

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

The Crisis Intervention Advocate is an overnight position. The scheduled shift works between 11pm and 7am, and schedule will require 3-5 shifts every week.  The Crisis Intervention Advocate is responsible for answering the 24-hour crisis line, providing crisis intervention, appropriate referrals, and maintaining overnight shelter operations.  The person in this position is under the supervision of the Director of Residential Services.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Answer the 24-hour crisis line.
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, and referral services.
  • Initiate intake process on clients entering the shelter or outreach services.
  • Assist in the orientation of new residents to the shelter.
  • Complete intakes and assessments.
  • Complete exit process, if resident exits on assigned shift.
  • Complete daily service notes for residents.
  • Compile and report statistical information on residents as required by funding sources.
  • Supervise routine evening, night and weekend activities in the Shelter.
  • Check security system at beginning of each shift to assure all doors and windows are locked and that security system is intact.
  • Monitor the interior of the shelter at regular intervals during each shift to assure the safety and well-being of residents.
  • Facilitate emergency response and safety procedures with shelter residents.
  • Observe any conditions that need maintenance or repair, and leave a written message for the Assistant Director.
  • Work on holidays according to designated shift.
  • Attend all required staff meetings and trainings.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, human services, or related field, or enrolled in a degree program.
  • Knowledge of dynamics of domestic violence, safety planning, and justice system.
  • Commitment to adhere to the Member Program Service Standards of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Commitment to complete required Certified Domestic Violence Advocate training.
  • Completion of First Aid, CPR, and Blood-borne Pathogen Training.
  • Valid Kentucky driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance.
  • Submit to criminal background check(s).
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