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Peaceful Paths is the state certified domestic violence center that serves adult and child survivors in Alachua, Bradford, and Union counties.  We are seeking compassionate, dedicated individuals committed to providing advocacy to survivors seeking safety and support.  In depth training is provided and the work environment is intersectional and welcoming to diverse individuals.  Working for survivors is rewarding and has long-lasting impact.  Our staff culture promotes self-care and transparency and encourages personal growth. 

 

We have worked diligently to protect our campus and staff during COVID through masking, cleaning, and distancing.  Our agency monitors and implements recommendations from the CDC in order to continue providing high quality services to survivors while keeping both clients and staff safe from COVID spread.

Overnight Shelter Client Advocate

Position reports directly to: Director of Residential Programs
Location: Shelter
Overtime eligibility status: Overtime-eligible
Beginning Pay Rate: $15-$17/hour

Qualifications and Skills

High school diploma or GED preferred. Valid Driver’s license, safe driving record and reliable transportation. Experience in human services or as an agency volunteer required. Basic computer skills and ability to manage phones and enter data into electronic files required. Must be available for evening and some overnight hours throughout the entire 7 day week. Bi-lingual language skills beneficial and can increase beginning pay rate.

Physical Requirements

This position requires movement about the shelter, sitting at a desk, telephone communications, using a computer and presenting information to groups of clients and community partners throughout work hours. Physical requirements include ability to sit at a desk for up to 6 hours, driving the agency vans for resident and employee transportation, some light lifting, general housekeeping and ability to walk around the shelter property.

Principal Job Duties

  1. Provide general shelter coverage, including but not limited to admitting and departing residents, managing the help line, and providing appropriate crisis counseling.

  2. Provide critical participant services such as shelter screening, answering the help line, and conducting safety planning including financial safety plans with every resident.

  3. Provide shelter security coverage, including operating the security system, conducting routine shelter safety checks, monitoring communal living agreements and implementing other shelter safety measures as contained in the shelter manual.

  4. Maintain resident records (electronic and paper) and other documentation related to shelter services and operations.

  5. Maintain physical plant operations by ensuring cleanliness, safety and properly functioning equipment.

  6. Provide resident transportation in the agency vehicles as needed.

Send a resume and cover letter to Diona Walker at apply@peacefulpaths.org.

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Secondary Job Duties

  1. Facilitate appropriate resident meetings.

  2. Complete maintenance requests and calls as needed, aid the Assistant Directors with maintaining supplies and organizing resources, and other shelter management duties.

  3. Attend staff meetings and others trainings as required or assigned.