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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