Rose Haven is Hiring for a Lead Advocate

Rose Haven is seeking a passionate and dependable leader to join our team! 

Position: Lead Advocate
Report to: Deputy Director
Schedule: Monday through Friday (8am-4:30pm)
Hours: Full Time
FSLA Status: Exempt

Salaried position of $50,000 annually, with generous medical and dental benefits, paid holidays,vacation, sick time, and 401k options.

Are you seeking an opportunity to serve a diverse group of people? Are you committed to serving some of our most marginalized and vulnerable neighbors and community members through individual support and resource connection? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment? We are a community space that believes everyone has the right to safety, love, health, and home. Our team operates with compassion and openness, valuing the individual worth of each person through dignity, acceptance, and respect. We work to provide essential services and connections to community resources for women, children, and marginalized genders experiencing homelessness and poverty. Rose Haven is a low-barrier agency that exists not to just meet basic needs but to nurture souls and improve the emotional, mental and physical well-being of our guests and our community as a whole.

Rose Haven is seeking a committed, outgoing, responsible, and experienced professional to provide oversight of the Advocacy Program, including supervision to advocate staff, social work interns, and individual advocacy services to guests requesting support. The Lead Advocate will work directly on-site, with guests of Rose Haven who may be experiencing homelessness and other traumas who are in need of a safe setting to find refuge and resources during the day.

Primary Responsibilities:
 Provide 1:1 direct support for all new and returning guests through intakes and advocacy
meetings through a drop-in, first come first served model of access and maintain daily data
entry of intakes and documentation of advocacy appointments in guest management system
 Connect guests to local and community resources
 An understanding or willingness to learn about local resources and developing meaningful
relationships with partner agencies, representing the agency in multi- agency collaborations
 Respond to guests experiencing acute crisis or escalated/unregulated states through a trauma
informed and strengths-based approach
 Work with the Deputy Director in developing the advocacy program
 Provide regular 1:1 supervision for two full time advocate staff members
 Consult with the Deputy Director in developing and implementing an annual staff training
 Work with the Advocate staff in developing and implementing advocacy services for guests
 Compassionately maintain professional boundaries, with respect to confidentiality and agency
policies and protocols
 Lead regular advocacy department meetings
 Active participation in staff team meetings, team debriefs and individual supervision
 Seek out learning opportunities that strengthen knowledge and practice within the context of
program services
 Maintain accurate reporting and fiscal management of monthly direct service expense budgets
 Maintain partnerships with local Schools of Social Work to recruit interns, and provide
supervision and support to social work interns
 Cross train and rotate (as needed) in all program areas
 Support agency wide annual events, holidays and fundraisers including Reigning Roses Mother’s Day walk each year
 Other duties as assigned

 Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field, (Masters in Social Work
strongly preferred) plus minimum of 3 years of experience working in a social service setting.
 Experience providing direct supervision to staff and social work interns
 Knowledge of resources to serve women, children and marginalized genders, including but not
limited to: experiencing homelessness, domestic and sexual violence, physical and mental health
challenges, and recovery support system
 Understands and supports the mission, values, principles and community agreements of Rose
 Crisis management skills including non-Violent Crisis Intervention or De-Escalation
 Demonstrates cultural humility toward the diversity of human experience including race,
religion, ethnicity, mental/physical abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, education
and cultural heritage
 Communicates with intention and attention to detail both in writing and verbally
 Demonstrates relevant computer/technology literacy and proficiency, including Microsoft Office
 Demonstrates an ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously
 Demonstrates clear and open interpersonal and communication skills
 Demonstrates competency and enthusiasm in area of team building and supports a
collaborative service model
 Understand the effects of trauma and how trauma can impact homelessness and poverty
 Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple priority areas
 Obtain CPR Certification and Food Handler Card within first 6 months of employment

Preferred Skills:
 Masters In Social Work
 Bilingual (Spanish)
 Previous experience working with vulnerable, marginalized and/or unhoused populations
 Ability to lift 20+ pounds, stand, walk, sit and bend, occasionally for a few hours at a time

Salaried position of $50,000 annually, with generous medical and dental benefits, paid holidays,
vacation, sick time and 401k options.

How to Apply:
Applications accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Resume review will begin May 3rd, 2021 until the position has been filled. Please visit for vacancy status. No phone calls, please. Only applicants that receive an interview will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Rose Haven is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Rose Haven believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities. Individuals who hold diverse and marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply download here