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4 Aug 2020

Part-Time Advocate – PT and On-Call

Friendship Place – Posted by Friendship Place Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

People of color, men, persons with disabilities, persons with experience living in homelessness, non- binary, non-LGBTQ, transgender, and other LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Position Title: Advocate- Part-time and On Call
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Location: 1444 Irving Street, NW
Developed by: Division Director and Human Resources
Classification: Non Exempt
Shifts Coverage needed: Guaranteed Part-time Shift Saturday and Sunday 8 am-4 pm;
4 pm-12 am
On Call shifts: Saturday and Sunday- 12 am – 8 am

Who we are:

Friendship Place is a nonprofit organization, serving the Washington, DC region.  We empower individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness to rebuild their lives with the involvement of the community.  Friendship Place offers the most effective model for addressing homelessness, with innovative, customized programs that have positive, demonstrable results and a lasting impact on the community and beyond.  Our programs are person-centric and individualized to meet the needs and goals of individuals, families, youth/young adults and Veterans experiencing homelessness. We provide outreach, hospitality, health care, case management, housing, job placement services, and advocacy.  We are committed to living out our core values both within our organization and the community. 


This role works to ensures resident and building safety, security and optimal operations.  They warmly greet residents and maintain a safe and secure building. This role may conduct safety checks on certain residents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Warmly greet and direct residents and building guests at the front desk of this
Permanent Supportive Housing program for 40 single men.

• Monitor security cameras in the building and work to keep residents, staff, and
the building safe by appropriately responding to any security issues that may

• Become familiar with the Housing First Model, HSRA, HIPPA to inform job duties
and program philosophy.

• Develop rapport with each resident through routine contact and communication.

• Ensure the safety of residents by providing routine safety checks.

• Assist with medication management for residents including witnessing residents
take meds and assisting residents in keeping track of refills.

• Monitor resident’s medical and psychiatric needs.

• Provide meaningful feedback to PSH team and Project Coordinator on both
resident and program outcomes including areas for improvement.

• Brainstorm. plan, and implement activities and groups with residents.

• Assist with crisis intervention when necessary.

• Complete incident reporting when necessary and communicating serious
incidents, allegations, security breaches, or sensitive situations to Program
Coordinator or Assistant Division Director immediately.

• Complete documentation of consumer contact when required.

• Assist consumers in securing adequate resources.

• Demonstrate empathy and flexibility in responding to consumers’ needs and

• Collaborate with external agencies providing services to consumers.

• Attend and participate in supervision meetings, staff meetings, agency trainings
and professional trainings and conferences as needed or required.

• Follow all agency policies and procedures.

• Perform all other duties as assigned.


• Individuals with life experience with homelessness who meet other
qualifications are encouraged to apply. This experience could be substituted for
education or work experience.

• HS Diploma/GED and 5 years general work experience.

• AA or at least 2 years of college level education and 3 years of work experience
or 2 years in direct social service experience.

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 2 years working experience or 1 year direct
social service experience.

o Human services degree preferred but other degrees considered with
demonstrated interest in working with vulnerable populations.


• Capacity to maintain strict confidentiality.

• Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.

• Experience working with individuals with mental health concerns or addiction

• Strong written and verbal skills.

• Ability and willingness to work in a diverse and challenging environment.

• Ability and willingness to work as a team player.

• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and the Internet; ability to learn database

• Ability to maintain healthy and professional boundaries.

• Must be able to arrive to work and scheduled meetings on time.

• Strong commitment to mission, including racial equity and social justice.

Working conditions:

Work in resident’s homes. Office is located in an apartment building. Exposed to
conditions that arise in homes.

Physical and Environmental Requirements:

• Must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.

• Consistent Sitting, walking.

Background checks:

The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check and/or fingerprinting including FBI, MDP.

Direct reports:


Specific Requirements:



FP is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, disability, matriculation, genetic information, pregnancy, military status, credit, status as a victim or family member of a victim of domestic violence, sexual offense, or stalking.    

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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