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Health Imperatives Per Diem Domestic Violence Shelter Advo in Brockton, Massachusetts

ABOUT US Health Imperatives is a safe and welcoming place for people from every race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, and faith. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of low-income or vulnerable families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts. We are dedicated to promoting and achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to elevating the voices of the people we serve and those we employ, to provide the highest quality care, and to develop the most creative solutions to the challenges we face. We are committed to eliminating disparities, and increasing access to meaningful opportunities for all, particularly those who have been disproportionately impacted by systemic racism. We work in partnership with our clients and other community-based organizations and stakeholders to provide coordinated, effective care and support. We serve a diverse mix of racial, ethnic, and cultural groups, including youth, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with limited English proficiency, survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and commercial sexual exploitation, individuals with substance use disorders, and people who are or have been incarcerated. We provide a wide array of trauma-informed healthcare, emergency services and support to nearly 20,000 individuals each year and we are committed to making our programs more accessible to all. DUTIES Under the direct supervision of the Shelter Manager, the Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate will provide overall support to shelter residents and will ensure the safety, security, and well being of residents and the maintenance and functioning of the building and operations of the shelter during their shift. Shifts will be determined as needed. * Promote a clean, harmonious, and welcoming environment. * Ensure that the basic needs of all residents are met during their stay including but not limited to; food, clothing, bedding, and medical needs. * Work closely with the manager to communicate needs and to ensure seamless continuity of services. * Document all interactions as required and expected including but not limited to; special requests, incidents, and other concerns. * Maintain safety and security precautions. * Work closely with volunteers when they are assisting with residents and/or shelter activities. * Work closely with the Manager to identify and address all facility maintenance in timely fashion. * Respond to emergency requests and/or needs by residents. * Oversee cleanliness and orderliness of the facility and of resident involvement in shared tasks and responsibilities. * Perform routine clerical tasks including but not limited to; answering the telephone, maintaining office space. * Attend staff and agency meetings as required. * Travel is required. * Any other duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Ability to maintain flexible schedule in accordance with program needs; i.e. some evenings and/or weekend emergency responses may be required. Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of sexual violence and relationship violence. Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Valid MA driver\'s license and reliable vehicle. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with crisis intervention regarding issues such as homelessness, mental health, substance abuse preferred. Experience in accessing community resources and making referrals, particularly in housing. Self starter with a strong ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Please indicate on your cover letter the position you are applying for. Please note that resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.