Center for Victims (CV) provides victim services to help individuals, families, and communities heal from trauma. CV encourages individuals to apply who display initiative, a positive attitude and the willingness to thrive in a team centered, professional environment.
CV is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented team player to join our team as a Shelter Advocate. The Shelter Advocate provides shelter coverage, completes client intakes and provides information and options counseling to victims of Domestic Violence.
The successful candidate will perform a variety of tasks that will include: 24-hour shelter and hotline coverage; crisis intervention, options counseling and safety planning to residents and callers; provide emotional support, mediation and on-going information, assessment and referrals to residents; facilitate resident support groups and meetings; completion of all necessary documentation and paperwork.
This position requires a High School diploma or GED, MS Office proficiency, strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks while effectively meeting deadlines in a fast paced and evolving organization. Candidates must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, problem solving skills, and the ability to interface professionally with internal and external groups. Additional requirements include: a strong commitment to support the organization’s mission and the ability to work in a diverse atmosphere with sensitivity of cultural diversity and workplace harmony.
The Shelter Advocate position requires the ability to work day, evening and weekend shifts in our McKeesport location.
This position is a full time position that offers a strong package of health and wellness benefits, retirement, and other agency benefits as applicable. All CV employees must have the ability to secure Act 33 and 34 clearances (Child Abuse & Criminal History) and FBI Clearances.
If interested, please mail your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources Dept., Center for Victims, 3433 E. Carson St., Ste. 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 or send via email. CV is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status, parent status, veteran status, political affiliation or other factor protected by law. CV complies with the Affirmative Action requirements and the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding reasonable accommodation for qualified employees with a disability.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $16.00 per hour
- Employee assistance program
- Retirement plan
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Night shift
- On call
- Weekend availability
- High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Work Location: One location