Full Job Description
The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for a Resident Victim Advocate/Secretary for the DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM located in PASCO COUNTY, Florida.
Accepts, orients, and counsels residents staying in the domestic violence shelter; assists residents on an assigned shift with basic needs, and ensures safety, security, and adherence to house guidelines; maintains accurate and complete records and logs containing pertinent information; ensures that shelter is maintained in a neat and proper order.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to drive a vehicle may be required.
Successful completion of Domestic Violence Core Competency training within 90 days of employment.
Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault dynamics and empowerment.
Knowledge of social service resources and agencies in the community.
Knowledge of and ability to perform basic housekeeping functions.
Ability to remain calm and make sound decisions during a crisis.
Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
Ability to work with the public encompassing all types of behaviors.
Ability to converse with participants to obtain and share pertinent information.
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and complete case notes and participant records.
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in order to accomplish work in compliance with quality standards and timelines.
Ability to build and maintain effective and professional working relationships with participants and community agencies.
Work requires ability to be on-call for shelter coverage and to work some Holidays to ensure proper coverage of emergency shelter.
Ability to meet attendance requirements.
Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.
Ability to respond to emergency situations quickly and calmly while maintaining control and initiating the proper action.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or G.E.D. required with additional secretarial courses preferred,
and one year experience performing social service work preferred; or two years experience performing clerical work in an office environment preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Licenses and Certifications
Valid state driver's license may be required.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Ability to perform combinations of sitting, standing, and walking on a frequent change basis. Distance of travel is usually with in the same building.
Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time.
Work is performed in a shelter facility where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.
Work may require driving a vehicle where there may be discomforts associated with heavy traffic or changes in weather.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
To apply, please select the “Apply Now” icon at the bottom if this posting.
Application submittal period: April 11 – May 31, 2018
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled