Transition Services Advocate

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organization:Bradley Angle
position summary:

To provide comprehensive case management and advocacy to participants and, manage the program budget for one of Bradley Angle’s transitional housing programs.
Please send cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

Salary / Pay Rate:$12.36/hour; medical & dental insurance; retirement. Generous & flexible paid time off.
Apply by:October 26, 2012
Required Skills and Abilities:Core Functions: 1.Read and uphold the Bradley Angle Ethical Commitments, Core Standards, and Core Values. 2.Ensure every participant in the Transition Services program has a positive, empowering experience while receiving Bradley Angle services. 3.Provide participants with initial and ongoing advocacy including: intake, assessment, and safety planning; action planning and monitoring of progress; participant meetings (at least once per week); crisis intervention; case management resources; peer-based support; and positive parenting support, education, and resources (See Core Advocacy Standards). 4.Communicate screening, case management, and advocacy activities with Transition Services Team to ensure seamless team service delivery, providing interpretation and translation as needed. 5.Maintain and communicate regular office hours at the Resource Center and schedule additional meeting times with participants and community partners as appropriate. 6.As appropriate, coordinate co-advocacy within Bradley Angle (culturally-specific services, Economic Empowerment, support groups, classes) as well as with partner agencies; leverage rental assistance; and provide referrals for mental health counseling, alcohol/drug treatment, legal assistance, and various public assistance programs. 7.Ensure completion and accuracy of required documentation including all file forms, program statistics, and Service Point data entry. 8.Manage program operating expenditures, including rent assistance, security deposits, basic needs, etc. 9.Provide, and role model, healthy conflict resolution and respectful communication with participants, volunteers, co-workers, and community partners. 10.Facilitate or attend groups, meetings, classes, trainings, and workshops as appropriate. 11.Other duties as negotiated with supervisor.
Qualifications:All employees are expected to demonstrate: 1.Ability to relate to domestic violence survivors and children from diverse backgrounds. 2.Reading and writing skills which include the ability to access and utilize a variety of resource materials in a timely manner and an ability to maintain accurate records. 3.Respectful listening and verbal communication skills. 4.Commitment to working with survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence and knowledge of violence and its effects on society. 5.Commitment to social change—including working to end domestic and sexual violence and all forms of oppression: racism, homophobia, sexism, classism, etc. 6.Understanding the linkages between domestic and sexual violence and other forms of oppression. 7.Ability and willingness to work as part of a team. 8.Ability to supervise volunteers. 9.Working knowledge of computers or willingness to learn. Additional qualifications for Transition Services Advocate: 1.Three years of direct service experience working in a program with special needs populations (low-income, alcohol and drug affected, domestic violence, etc.) required. 2.One year of experience working with survivors of domestic violence. 3.Demonstrated knowledge of Portland area resources—housing, food, health care, etc. 4.Good written and verbal communication skills in English, bilingual/bicultural in Spanish preferred. 5.Good non-violent conflict resolution skills. 6.Experience working with families as a unit, including familiarity with Positive Parenting and attachment theory. 7.Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks. 8.Ability to work independently. 9.Valid driver’s license, good driving record and reliable motorized vehicle required.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer