Internship: Shelter Advocate

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liveSAFE Resources

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Duties/Responsibilities:

Provides crisis services to victims of domestic violence/sexual assault

  • Answers crisis hotline and TTY calls: provides information and referral as needed to help caller explore available options
  • Assesses calls for imminent danger and potential admission into domestic violence shelter
  • Conducts client screenings and intakes; completes initial paperwork and client documentation as necessary
  • Provides support, crisis intervention, assurance, advocacy and guidance to families residing within the emergency shelter in a calm manner
  • Assists residents to ensure a safe communal living environment, which is to include compliance with house guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates services to meet resident’s needs for clothing, toiletries, medication and transportation, providing proper documentation of distribution of these forms of assistance.
  • Under supervision, provides case management to at least 2 shelter clients/families per semester
  • Adheres to safety standards established by liveSAFE Resources.
  • Responds to any emergency situations that may arise; notifying supervisors, directors and emergency personnel as directed.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality regarding client information

Qualifications:

  • Background Check/Fingerprint Check
  • Good listening and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
  • Successful completion of required training program
  • Minimum age of 18

Training:

  • Approximately 20 hours of initial training to include: domestic violence, sexual assault, active listening, crisis intervention skills, policies & procedures
  • Additional orientation and training session with program director or staff member specifically covering how to answer the crisis hotline
  • Approximately 40 hours of online Victim’s Assistance Training

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Advocacy & Human Rights Crisis Support Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Confidential LocationConfidential, GA 30064

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Data Entry
  • Case Work / Management
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shelter operates 24/7. Advocates will be needed on evenings, weekends and possibly holidays. Schedule will be flexible.

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