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1 Dec 2021

Full-Time Shelter Advocate

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

Job Description

Immediate opening for Shelter 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 Shelter Advocate is responsible for providing services to residents of TTD’s shelter for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking, and for working as part of the Residential Services program to enhance the safety and well-being of families in TTD shelter. The advocate’s responsibilities are focused on safety, and support and connection with residents as well as shelter operations (grocery shopping, setting up rooms, organizing donations, etc).  This is a full-time (40-hour per week position).  Ability to work some evening and weekend hours is required. Compensation starting at $18.00 per hour. TTD 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 violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking.
  2. Refer and link victims and survivors of domestic 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. Link with and inform other shelter staff to ensure consistent information about residents of shelter.
  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.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, & OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  1. High school diploma
  2. Successful completion of TTD hotline 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. Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking
  6. Effective written and oral communication skills
  7. 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. 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.

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