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Safe Housing Advocate at Friends of the Family in Waverly, Iowa

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

What you will do:
? Lead the efforts of the Crisis Services Team in navigating safe shelter options and diversion strategies for survivors of violence.
? Provide case management services to shelter guests, supporting in housing readiness, safety planning, and access to resources in preparation to exit shelter safely.
? Provide victim advocacy and education to survivors of violence.
? Support the team in maintaining the shelter facility.
? Understand, align with and practice under the following philosophies/models: Housing First Model, Trauma-Informed Care, Client-Centered Approach, Harm Reduction, and Low-Barrier Shelter.
? Provide advocacy, crisis counseling, and access to housing programs to callers on our crisis line.
? Comply with documentation requirements
? Represent FOF at community and program development meetings as assigned.

How You Will Succeed:
? People First- everyone matters and you regard people's well-being and success as a priority.
? Do the Right Thing- Act with integrity and doing what is best for the greater or common good. It means making decisions that are not based on your own personal needs, that do not expand your popularity, or enforce your personal beliefs
? Own Your Role- Highly Accountable and do the job you were hired for. If you're owning yours, you aren't worried about, preoccupied with, or diluting your attention to anyone else's. Owning your role means focusing on only what you can control and letting your teammates do the same.
? Embrace and Drive Change- While it is important, we learn not to fear change but instead embrace it enthusiastically; it is perhaps even more important that we encourage and drive it. That keeps us in a healthy state of change readiness. Change is based around humbleness and an understanding that we can always grow and get better.
? Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-Believe that Diversity makes us all better and enjoy working with people of different backgrounds. Work to make all your teammates feel welcome and understand that we must provide equitable opportunities for all.
? Teamwork and Community Engagement- Rely on others internally and externally to successfully meet the vision and mission of FOF. We are all better when we work together than alone. Cheer for your teammates to succeed and uplift when things are tough. Don't let others down.
? Believe in our 10-year vision to end homelessness and violence.
? Believe in our mission: To provide safe shelter, confidential services, and housing assistance to individuals in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
? Understand the 6 components of the EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System)