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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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Crisis Intervention Advocate

Description

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

The Crisis Intervention Advocate is a full-time evening and weekend position schedule consisting of Sunday-Thursday 1pm- 9pm.  The Crisis Intervention Advocate is responsible for answering the 24-hour crisis line, providing crisis intervention, and appropriate referrals.  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 Director of Residential Services.
  • 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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Crisis Intervention Advocate

Description

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

The Crisis Intervention Advocate is a full-time overnight position. The scheduled shift works between 11pm and 7am, Monday- Friday.  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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Crisis Services Advocate- Victims of Crime Act

Description

VOCA

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

The person in this position provides direct advocacy and intervention services to victims of domestic and intimate partner abuse within a trauma informed care model.  Services shall be provided on the crisis line, through individual settings, and in conjunction with requests from victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking in need of assistance in filing protective orders.  This position will provide direct services to victims of crime to ensure that their rights are recognized and addressed according to Kentucky’s Crime Victims Bill of Rights (KRS 421.500).  This position is under the supervision of the Deputy Director.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinate response to request for EPO assistance with local Circuit Court Clerks
  • Assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking with filing emergency protective orders or temporary interpersonal protective orders
  • Educate victims about the criminal justice system, court procedures, crime victim’s compensation, immigration remedies, and their rights as a crime victim throughout the legal process.
  • Attend IPO hearings in Warren County and serve as secondary Advocate for DVO hearings
  • Provide information on legal protection and collaborate with local law enforcement to enhance services
  • Provide services based on a trauma informed care model
  • Provide victims with information on services available to them
  • Complete the intake and assessment process as required by programs
  • Complete progress reports daily on clients
  • Establish appropriate service plan and means of implementation with each client
  • Compile and report statistical information on clients as required by funding sources
  • Accompany victims to court and/or meetings with law enforcement or other criminal justice agencies
  • Answer the 24-hour crisis line and provide crisis intervention and referrals
  • Assist victims in Family, District, and/or Circuit Court in designated counties
  • Work designated holidays and assigned on call schedule according to agency policy.
  • Attend all required trainings and staff meetings
  • 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

The person in this position provides assistance to the Housing Services Coordinator, Housing Services Manager, and Residential Supervisor. 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 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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