General Advocate

Employer: 
PAVE

PAVE works to empower those affected by violence in Dodge County, WI. We do this using a three part approach - crisis services, community collaboration and prevention education. All of our services are free. Our crisis services are also confidential and available to both those that stay in shelter and to those that continue to live in the community. Our approach acknowledges the myriad of struggles facing those who have experienced trauma, focusing on supporting each victim's choices and educating them in options for a violence free future.You can learn more about PAVE on our website at www.peopleagainstaviolentenvironment.com or you can find us on Facebook!We are currently seeking a part-time day advocate. This position would be for 12 hours a week and would include the following days/hours: Mondays 12p-4p, Wednesdays 12p-4p, and Fridays 12p-4p.The job description for this position is as follows:Supervisor: Executive Director/Executive AssistantJob Description: This position will create a positive atmosphere and provide support services to both in-house and community clients.The advocate will: answer the crisis line and offer appropriate support and referrals, assist shelter client with supportive listening, referrals and items as needed, complete any necessary paperwork on client files, do general clerical and housekeeping work as assigned, assist program team partner with projects, prepare new client files, attend staff meetings as required, attend trainings, workshops and/or conferences as required, maintain order, safety and cleanliness of the shelter, donation processing, other duties as assigned by Executive Director/Executive Assistant.Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent, ability to handle crisis situations, good communication skills, knowledge of community resources, adhere to confidentiality policy, training/education in human service area preferred but not required, ability to work objectively with diverse populations, ability to work independently and as part of a team.This position is required to work some holidays. At times, position may require working additional weekday/weekend shifts, overtime hours, and working long shifts (12-16 hours).Bi-lingual individuals are encouraged to apply.

Starting pay is $10/hr

Deadline for applications: 
September 5th, 2014
Contact: 
Jen Kunath ea@peopleagainstaviolentenvironment.com