Part Time

Overnight Shelter Advocates (24- and 32- hour weeks) at Community Beyond Violence

Fields: domestic violence, human trafficking, social work, mental health, human trafficking

Location: Grass Valley, California

About the Organization: In an attempt to reach a wider and more diverse audience the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition (DVSAC), renamed itself to Community Beyond Violence in the Summer of 2017. Initially known as, The Domestic Violence Coalition, it was founded as a nonprofit organization by the Quakers in 1980. Previous to that, in 1978, it was a movement called Battered Women’s Alliance, led by community members who were providing resources for women and children to escape domestic violence. Since then, DVSAC has expanded to serve men, women and children surrounding issues like sexual assault, child and elder abuse, sexual harassment and human trafficking. Changing the name to a positive, solution-oriented phrase that more accurately reflects the agency’s mission and vision for its community has been a long time coming. Now more than ever, the community needs to band together to promote healthy relationships and change social norms that allow behaviors that tolerates violence.

Today Community Beyond Violence offers (among others): Walk-in crisis intervention services and support groups, and a 24 hour crisis line; a shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence; emergency food, clothing, safehousing and transportation; Individual and group counseling for adult, teen, and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; Legal and medical accompaniment and advocacy for victims; Assistance with obtaining temporary restraining orders; Outreach and prevention programs in the schools and community.

About the Position: The ideal candidate is a warm, self-starter deeply committed to providing services from a strengthsbased, social justice and anti-oppression framework. This position provides trauma informed care to Clients primarily at the emergency shelter with occasional requests to provide coverage at the Client Services Center (CSC). This is a 24 (or 32) hour position, primarily working the night shift at the shelter, 10:30pm-7:00am with a ½ hour unpaid lunch, on 3 (4 for 32 hours) consecutive nights per week, to be determined.

Special Requirements/Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in social services field preferred or equivalent experience.
• Must embrace principals of trauma informed care and commit to on-going personal growth.
• Adhere to the philosophy that Clients are an expert in their own healing and all participation in services are voluntary.
• Participate in on-going training in power-based personal violence and related fields required.
• Communicate with the public and community agencies
• Possess emotional maturity and stability, and role model non-violent behavior in resolving conflicts and exercise appropriate boundaries.
• Have a reliable means of transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance. Must be willing to provide transportation to clients in personal vehicle.
• Respond to a crisis line call out within 30 minutes.

Estimated Salary: $15.00 – $17.00, DOE. ($14.00 prior to completion of Crisis Intervention Certification) plus benefits: sick, holidays, vacation, 401k and employer match contribution

Deadline: July 20, 2018

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