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Shelter Advocate

The Shelter Advocate is a professional human service position that facilitates day-to-day communal living among victim residents through the provision of crisis intervention, emotional support, information, referrals, and advocacy. Under general supervision, the shelter advocate/facilitator provides low barrier harm reduction trauma informed support and assistance to women, men and children in crisis.

This position requires strong skills in crisis intervention, advocacy, organization, and knowledge of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. Preferred experience includes two years of experience providing support for women and/or children in crisis; two years of experience in a related field such as women’s advocacy, women’s shelter, women’s transition housing, or second stage housing. Knowledge of facts and dynamics of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault is highly desired. Additional qualifications include knowledge of community resources, good written and oral communication skills, and ability to communicate with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds. A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.

If you would like more information, or to apply for this position, submit your resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Stahl, Program Director, at 2895 W. Grand River, Howell, Michigan 48843. You also may email her at elizabeths@lacasacenter.org  or send a fax to her attention at 517-548-3034.

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