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1 Dec 2021

Full-Time Housing & Resource Advocate

Through These Doors – Posted by ThroughTheseDoors Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Immediate opening for Housing and Resource Advocate

Mission Statement: In collaboration with local partners and all affected by abuse, TTD creates innovative responses and mobilizes our community to promote safety and challenge systems of oppression and violence.

Job Summary: The Housing and Resource Advocate is responsible for providing advocacy services and case management to residents of TTD’s shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, human trafficking and stalking.  Additionally, the Housing and Resource Advocate is responsible for supporting residents in their efforts to achieve safe, stable housing in a short timeframe, and for working as part of the Residential Services program to enhance the safety and well-being of families in TTD shelter.   This position will be based at our shelter in Portland, ME but will include regular work within the community and residential housing.  Regular travel throughout Cumberland County required.  This is a full-time (40 hours per week- different schedules available) hourly position starting at $18.00 per hour.  Through These Doors offers a generous benefit package for all eligible employees including health and dental coverage, earned time off, sick time, life insurance and pension.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Provide safety planning, support, crisis intervention, and information and referral to community resources to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking.
  2. Refer and link victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking to all TTD services including but not limited to emergency shelter, groups, legal resources, face-to-face interactions.
  3. Work with all who reach out to TTD to support and improve their understanding of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking.
  4. Provide shelter residents with safety planning, support, crisis intervention, and information and referral to community resources, linking residents directly with TTD other services and supports.
  5. Assist shelter residents with developing and monitoring a plan for achieving safe, permanent housing in a timely way.

Education, Training & Other Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field or a bachelor’s degree in a non-social work field with at least one year case management experience
  2. Successful completion of TTD helpline training, and participation in on-going education and training (post-hire)
  3. Valid Maine driver’s license and automobile insurance
  4. Satisfactory responses from government agencies to required background checks
  5. Training on MaineHousing systems and reports to support homelessness initiatives as it relates to TTD’s mission (post-hire)
  6. Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking
  7. Effective written and oral communication skills
  8. Basic computer competency

How to Apply

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to Through These Doors, PO Box 704, Portland, ME 04104 or email: jobs@throughthesedoors.org  Applications will be considered as they are received. Through These Doors is seeking candidates who represent the diversity of the communities we serve.  The goal of TTD’s recruitment and hiring process is to achieve an excellent and balanced workforce with representation and participation from diverse sectors of our society.  TTD has a responsibility to our community and to victims and survivors of abuse to actively recruit and hire the best-qualified individuals that it can, and to do so in the context of its commitment to principles of diversity.  All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to religious creed, race, color, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. Through These Doors is a nonprofit organization which receives funding from Maine DHHS, MaineHousing, local United Ways, Cumberland County, and your generous donations.  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 42 days.

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