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Overnight Client Advocate

Position reports directly to: Director of Residential Programs
Location: Shelter
Starting Pay: $15/hr

Qualifications and Skills:
High school diploma or GED preferred. Valid Driver’s license, safe driving record and reliable transportation. Experience in social or residential services either in professional experience or volunteering capacity is highly recommended or strong interpersonal communication skills at a minimum. Must be available for 10 pm- 8 am shift, Friday nights through Monday mornings.

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 overnight shelter security coverage, including operating the security system, conducting routine shelter safety checks, managing communal living settings and implementing other shelter safety measures as outlined in agency policies.

  2. Provide general shelter coverage, including but not limited to admitting and discharging residents, managing the help line, and providing appropriate crisis counseling/interpersonal conflict management.

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

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

Agency Requirements: 

All Employees of Peaceful Paths are expected to demonstrate a commitment to:

  • upholding the Employee Guiding Principles for the Workplace

  • promoting diversity and equality

  • professional ethics and standards

  • flexibility and teamwork

  • protection of confidentiality

 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to attention Brandi Corbin at apply@peacefulpaths.org by July 20, 2021.

InVEST Advocate

 

Position reports directly to: Director of Outreach Services

Position reporting directly to this position: Volunteers for ROAP and InVEST Programs
Location: Outreach Offices, Alachua County Courthouse

Overtime eligibility status: Overtime-eligible
Starting Rate of Pay: $14-16/hour 

*This position is 100% VOCA-dedicated

Qualifications and Skills:

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum of two years professional experience, and previous work with individuals in crisis required.  Ability to establish rapport with clients, work independently, and work within systems and with partners.   Effective communication skills and commitment to the empowerment model a must.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires movement about the outreach offices, sitting at a desk, 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 client and employee transportation, and ability to move around the outreach office property.

Principal Job Duties:

  1. Conduct interviews, phone calls and crisis intervention with clients in order to determine needs and explore options. (LAP protocol)

  2. Conduct safety planning on a case-by-case basis and assess lethality. 

  3. Advocate on behalf of the client to help them acquire needed services. 

  4. Assist clients in the court process (court orientation, assist with injunction forms, attend court hearings).

  5. Complete victim compensation forms and legal referrals as needed and provide other information as needed. 

  6. Maintain forms and statistics on all clients in accurate, complete files and enter data into agency database in a timely manner. 

  7. Act as back up for weekly meetings with law enforcement agencies, coordinate & conduct quarterly InVEST partner meetings and work with InVEST coordinator to establish program protocols.

 

Secondary Job Duties:

  1. Assist the Director of Outreach with the quarterly report and other duties as needed. 

  2. Work cooperatively with the agencies in all counties to provide services. 

  3. Assist in the training of volunteers and new staff.

  4. Attend meetings and trainings as scheduled.

  5. Provide community education presentations and training as needed.

  6. Rotate on-call time and back up other team members as needed.

Agency Requirements: 

All Employees of Peaceful Paths are expected to demonstrate a commitment to:

  • upholding the Employee Guiding Principles for the Workplace

  • promoting diversity and equality

  • professional ethics and standards

  • flexibility and teamwork

  • protection of confidentiality

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to attention Elizabeth Gutierrez at apply@peacefulpaths.org by July 20, 2021.

Shelter Youth Services Advocate

 

Position reports directly to: Director of Child & Youth Services and Education and Prevention Coordinator

Position reporting directly to this position: Interns/Volunteers for Child & Youth Programs
Location: Emergency Shelter

Overtime eligibility status: Overtime- eligible
Starting Salary range: $14/hour 

Status: Full time (35-40 hours) 

Qualifications and Skills:

Related area degree from an accredited college or university preferred. Direct experience with service to children and youth required. Responsible and reliable, energetic, and enjoy working with children.  Shelter Youth Services Advocate should also be familiar with empowerment/feminist philosophies and principles and be willing to utilize these during their work with children. An understanding of child development model and positive discipline strategies is preferred. Ability to work well with others is required. Prior experience with childcare as well as working with children is required. The person hired for this position must pass a background screening. Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record required. CPR Certification Required.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires movement about the shelter property, sitting at a desk, 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, sitting and playing with children, physical activities with children, lifting children, driving the agency vans for client and employee transportation.

Principal Job Duties:

Children's Program

  1. Plan and implement age-appropriate empowerment activities for children’s support group and program activities in the emergency shelter.

  2. Provide support for other Child and Youth Programs within the agency, as needed. 

  3. Provide childcare for parents as requested and as the schedule allows.

  4. Complete children’s risk assessments/other related documentation within the first 72 hours of entering shelter. 

  5. Identify children who may have been victims of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse as well as neglect, and report to the appropriate agencies in a timely manner.

  6. Coordinate parent/family support services with other staff to address needs that arise. 

  7. Provide support, guidance and referrals to parent/family as needed/requested. 

  8. Maintain accurate files (electronic and paper) for all appropriate participants.

  9. Supervise children’s program intern’s/volunteers. This can include coordinating internship/volunteer schedule, facilitating check-in meetings and providing performance feedback. 

  10. Maintain safe and organized environment for all participants. This should include keeping a regular cleaning schedule for the group room, children’s play area, playground, and storage areas. 

Client Advocate

  1.  Provide general shelter coverage, managing the helpline, and providing appropriate crisis counseling.

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

 

Secondary Job Duties:

  1. Serve as an agency representative for community organizations whose primary efforts are targeted towards meeting children’s needs.

  2. Make educational community presentations on domestic violence and agency services as needed/requested. 

  3. Attend full staff meetings, trainings, and interagency meetings.

  4. Complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Child & Youth Programs.

Agency Requirements: 

All Employees of Peaceful Paths are expected to demonstrate a commitment to:

  • upholding the Employee Guiding Principles for the Workplace

  • promoting diversity and equality

  • professional ethics and standards

  • flexibility and teamwork

  • protection of confidentiality

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to attention Crystal Sorrow at apply@peacefulpaths.org by July 20, 2021.

Youth Services Advocate - Outreach 

 

Position reports directly to: Director of Child and Youth Services

Position reporting directly to this position: Interns/Volunteers for Child and Youth Programs
Location: Outreach Office (Gainesville)
Starting Salary range: $13/hour 

Status: Full time (35-40 hours) 

Qualifications and Skills:

Related area degree from an accredited college or university preferred. Direct experience with service to children and youth required. Responsible and reliable, energetic, and enjoy working with children.  Youth Services Advocate should also be familiar with empowerment/feminist philosophies and principles and be willing to utilize these during their work with children. An understanding of child development model and positive discipline strategies is preferred. Ability to work well with others is required. Prior experience with childcare as well as working with children is required. The person hired for this position must pass a background screening. Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record required. CPR Certification Required.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires movement about the shelter property, sitting at a desk, 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, sitting and playing with children, physical activities with children, lifting children, driving the agency vans for client and employee transportation.

Principal Job Duties:

Children's Program 

  1. Plan and implement age-appropriate empowerment activities for children’s support group and program activities in Outreach.

  2. Provide support for other Child and Youth Programs within the agency, as needed.

  3. Provide childcare for parents as request and as the schedule allows.

  4. Complete children’s risk assessments and other related documentation within the first 72 hours of entering shelter.

  5. Identify children who may have been victims of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse as well as neglect, and reports to the appropriate agencies in a timely manner.

  6. Coordinate parent/family support services with other staff to address needs that arise.

  7. Provide support, guidance and referrals to parent/family as need/requested.

  8. Maintain accurate files (electronic and paper) for all appropriate participants.

  9. Supervise children’s program intern’s/volunteers. This can include coordinating internship/volunteer schedule, facilitating check-in meetings and providing performance feedback.

  10. Maintain safe and organized environment for all participants. This should include keeping a regular cleaning schedule for the group room, children’s play area, and storage areas.

 

Secondary Job Duties:

  1. Serve as an agency representative for community organizations whose primary efforts are targeted towards meeting children’s needs.

  2. Make educational community presentations on domestic violence and agency services as needed/requested.

  3. Attend full staff meetings, trainings, and interagency meetings as requested/needed.

  4. Complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Child & Youth Programs.

 

Agency Requirements: 

All Employees of Peaceful Paths are expected to demonstrate a commitment to:

  • upholding the Employee Guiding Principles for the Workplace

  • promoting diversity and equality

  • professional ethics and standards

  • flexibility and teamwork

  • protection of confidentiality

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to attention Crystal Sorrow at apply@peacefulpaths.org by July 20, 2021.

PT Outreach Front Desk Advocate & Reception

 

Position reports directly to: Director of Outreach Services
Location: Outreach Office (Gainesville) 

Overtime eligibility status: Overtime-eligible
Starting Rate of Pay: $13/hr

Qualifications and Skills:

This 20-25 hour position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, effective time management abilities, independent problem solving. Experience answering phones, managing front desk reception, computer skills, and ability to work as part of a team are a must. Minimum of two years of experience in similar position is preferred. Must be able to field crisis calls, handle walk in traffic and direct visitors to appropriate services. Requires ability to multi-task, complete basic office management, accept deliveries, coordinate and organize supplies and donations.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires movement about the outreach offices, sitting at a desk, using a computer, and answering the door and telephone communication. Physical requirements include ability to sit at a desk for up to 8 hours, driving the agency vans for client and employee transportation, some light lifting and housekeeping, and ability to move around the outreach office property.

Principal Job Duties:

  1. Answer the main outreach telephone and door. Responsible for routing calls and greeting clients, guests, and donors during all regular office hours.

  2. Open, sort and distribute mail and bring in and take out mail daily. Distribute incoming email faxes.

  3. Prepare donation receipts for donors and distribute cash and check donations received to finance director and outreach director for processing.

  4. Work with other outreach advocates to handle walk in clients, including completing basic client interviews and hotline calls as needed as well as appropriate use of database to record interactions.

  5. Coordinate client donation needs with the staff and organize donations as they arrive.

  6. Coordinate the ordering and organization of office supplies, manage the requests for maintenance, and complete weekly checks of the office for cleanliness, repairs, and supplies. 

  7. Coordinate with outreach volunteers for special projects. Respond to volunteer requests and direct them to appropriate staff. 

 

Secondary Job Duties:

  1. Attend staff meetings/trainings.

  2. Conduct weekly walk through of the building to check for issues.

  3. Responsible for collecting donated cell phones prepare them for mailing.

  4. Assist with special events and fundraisers.

  5. Ordering of bricks and other donor materials. 

  6. Support outreach leadership team and staff with tasks as directed.

 

Agency Requirements: 

All Employees of Peaceful Paths are expected to demonstrate a commitment to:

  • upholding the Employee Guiding Principles for the Workplace

  • promoting diversity and equality

  • professional ethics and standards

  • flexibility and teamwork

  • protection of confidentiality

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to attention Elizabeth Gutierrez at apply@peacefulpaths.org by July 20, 2021.

Client Advocate

 

Position reports directly to: Director of Residential Programs
Location: Shelter

Overtime eligibility status: Overtime-eligible
Starting Rate of Pay: $13/hr

Qualifications and Skills:

Requires excellent customer service skills particularly in communication, organization and independent time management. Must be able to engage with diverse populations as a service provider with non-judgmental approach. Preferred experience would be any crisis de-escalation, residential services or any other direct service interaction especially within a social service setting.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires movement around buildings and outdoor spaces, 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 and general housekeeping/cleaning.

Principal Job Duties:

  1. Provide shelter security coverage, including security system operation/monitoring, conducting shelter safety checks, monitoring communal living guidelines and implementing other shelter safety measures as directed.  

  2. Provide general shelter coverage, including but not limited to admitting and exiting residents, managing the help line, providing appropriate crisis counseling and giving support in daily living needs.

  3. Provide critical resident services such as shelter screening, answering the 24-hour help line and completing danger assessments and safety plans. 

  4. Maintain required 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.

 

Secondary Job Duties:

  1. Facilitate resident meetings.

  2. Complete maintenance requests and calls as needed, aid Assistant Directors or Director of Residential Programs with maintaining supplies and organizing resources and other shelter management duties.

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

  4. Provide other support services as directed.

 

Agency Requirements: 

All Employees of Peaceful Paths are expected to demonstrate a commitment to:

  • upholding the Employee Guiding Principles for the Workplace

  • promoting diversity and equality

  • professional ethics and standards

  • flexibility and teamwork

  • protection of confidentiality

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to attention Brandi Corbin at apply@peacefulpaths.org by July 20, 2021.