After-Hours Shelter Advocate

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) - Leesburg, VA

Part-time$15 an hour
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Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, Inc./Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) in Leesburg, VA, seeks part-time After-Hours Shelter Advocates. LAWS is a nonprofit organization that provides services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, as well as violence prevention outreach in the community.

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities

This person is responsible for providing support for individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and stalking. Specific responsibilities include:

Respond to hotline calls and LAP calls, and provide crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to hotline callers.
Respond to requests for shelter and arrange shelter for callers when appropriate.
Complete LAP call follow up services for high danger victims.
Provide individual support to residents as needed.
Respond to requests and provide accompaniment for forensic medical exams and coordinate with on-call to ensure service requests are met.
Provide client transportation, as needed.
Facilitate house activities.
Create, maintain and/or update documentation, including client files and log notes, as described in policy manual.
Assist in training Hotline volunteers and new After-Hours Shelter Advocates, when necessary.

Attend trainings and meetings, including:
Monthly staff meetings
30-hour New Employee Orientation Training
In Service Trainings
Maintain communication with on-call staff.
Operate alarm system.
Perform regular household checks of locks and supplies
Shelter maintenance as required.
Other duties as requested.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field
One year experience in social work, psychology or counseling agency
Prefer experience working in a shelter environment
Bilingual in any language preferred
Previous hotline experience preferred
Must be able to work evening, overnight, and weekend hours.
Successful criminal, sex offender, and CPS background check clearance
Salary: $15/hour

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to laws@lcsj.org. Please no calls. Incomplete applications without resume and cover letter will not be considered. Please include position title in email subject line. If applying for multiple positions, please send separate email for each position.
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