Job Openings: Abbie Shelter

Come join the Abbie Shelter team while 3 of their 4 employees have babies.

(Applicants may apply for both positions if interested.)

Two Positions:

Interim Case Manager

Court Advocate

ORGANIZATION
Founded in 1976, The Abbie Shelter’s mission is to promote safety, independence and empowerment for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. For more information, please visit http://www.abbieshelter.org

INTERIM CASE MANAGER
Job Posted: May 18th

Applications should include resume and cover letter send to director@abbieshelter.org by June 5th.

Position Dates:

Fulltime October 12th – November 20th [40 hrs/week + 1 night/week on-call]
Part-time November 23rd – December 31st [20 hrs/week + 1 night/week on-call]

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor’s degree in human services related field
2. Experience working with trauma survivors and high risk populations; knowledge of human service best practices and local community resources; investment in trauma informed systems of care
3. Natural ability to provide nonjudgmental support  and trauma-informed education to survivors of violence
4. Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude; must be mission-driven
5. Ability to express and enforce clear, healthy, and compassionate professional boundaries
6. Must prioritize personal self-care and sustainability; demonstrated history of wellness and work-life balance
7. An action-oriented, creative, flexible, and innovative approach to problem solving
8. Ability to collaborate successfully with diverse groups of people
9. Strong communication, interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills; strong written communication and documentation skills; proficiency in Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc)
10. Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle and provide own transportation

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. DIRECT SERVICE: Provide trauma-informed, structured, and compassionate services to all program participants with focus on core mission of safety, independence, and empowerment.
2. HOTLINE: Respond to calls on the crisis hotline during day and night shifts providing safety planning, information and referrals, action plan development, peer counseling, and advocacy with community resources as necessary.
3. VOLUNTEERS: Provide supportive oversight for volunteer program including recruitment, training and retention. Facilitate monthly volunteer meeting, providing continuing education and support for volunteers. Prepare and distribute monthly call calendar. Maintain a positive relationship with answering service.
4. THERAPEUTIC PROGRAMS: Provide organizational oversight of therapeutic programs, including weekly Support Group and Children’s Program with a commitment to program safety and excellence. Communicate regularly with therapeutic intern to coordinate consistent support and education for program participants.
5. SHELTER FACILITY: Facilitate maintenance of all shelter physical plan systems. Facilitate and monitor acquisition of shelter supplies and storage of in-kind donations. Maintain a safe, structured, and comfortable living environment for shelter residents.
6. COLLABORATION: Work collaboratively / in coordination with second Case Manager on healthy distribution of tasks for all above programming.
7. DOCUMENTATION: Complete documentation and keep statistics as needed. Protect confidentiality of client information.
8. Provide transport for program participants when eligible.
9. Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
10. Other duties as assigned.

COURT ADVOCATE

6 months full-time transitioning to permanent part-time position

Job Posted: May 18th

Applications should include resume and cover letter sent to director@abbieshelter.org by June 5th.

Position Dates:

Full-time July 27th – January 15th
Position becomes part-time on January 18th

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor’s degree in human services related field
2. Experience working with trauma survivors and high risk populations; knowledge of human service best practices and local community resources; investment in trauma informed systems of care
3. Natural ability to provide nonjudgmental support  and trauma-informed education to survivors of violence
4. Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude; must be mission-driven
5. Ability to express and enforce clear, healthy, and compassionate professional boundaries
6. Must prioritize personal self-care and sustainability; demonstrated history of wellness and work-life balance
7. An action-oriented, creative, flexible, and innovative approach to problem solving
8. Ability to collaborate successfully with diverse groups of people
9. Strong communication, interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills; strong written communication and documentation skills; proficiency in Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc)
10. Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle and provide own transportation

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. VICTIM ADVOCACY: Be a supportive resource for victims of violent crimes engaged in the criminal and civil legal justice system; provide long-term support to victims as they navigate the justice system.
2. ORDERS OF PROTECTION:  Assist victims in petitioning for orders of protection and hearing preparation. Educate victims and community members on how to obtain and enforce protection orders. Accompany victims to court.
3. SAFETY PLANNING: Provide educated, trauma-informed safety planning support to victims of violent crimes.
4. RESOURCE REFERRALS: Provide community resource referrals to relevant local programs and resources; assist with applications for Victim Compensation.
5. COLLABORATION: Serve as liaison between victims, Law Enforcement, City Attorneys, attorneys, judges, allied professionals, and other community members to ensure a coordinated community response to violent crimes.
6. OUTREACH: Assist with organizational promotion of domestic violence issues and education to the wider community, allied professionals, Law Enforcement, and justice system professionals.
7. HOTLINE: Respond to calls on the crisis hotline during day and night shifts providing safety planning, information and referrals, action plan development, peer counseling, and advocacy with community resources as necessary.
8. DOCUMENTATION: Complete documentation and keep statistics as needed. Protect confidentiality of client information.
9. Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
10. Other duties as assigned.

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