We are Hiring a Full Time Advocate!

Work at Rose Haven – We are Hiring!

We’d like you on our team!

Position: Advocate
Report to: Lead Advocate
Schedule: Monday through Friday (8am-4:30pm)
Hours: 40 hours per week
FSLA Status: Non-exempt

Hourly rate of $18-20/ DOE, (0.50cent/hour increase for bilingual skills) with generous medical and dental benefits, paid holidays, vacation and sick time.

Rose Haven is seeking a passionate and dependable person to join our team! Are you seeking an opportunity to serve with 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.

Primary Purpose:
Rose Haven is seeking a passionate, outgoing, responsible, and experienced professional to provide individual advocacy services to guests requesting support through a low-barrier, drop in, first come first served model. The 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
Respond to guests experiencing acute crisis or escalated/unregulated states through a trauma informed and strengths-based approach
 Connect guests to local and community resources
 Develop and maintain meaningful relationships with staff of partner agencies
 Work with the Lead Advocate in developing and implementing advocacy services for guests
 Compassionately maintain professional boundaries, with respect to confidentiality and agency policies and protocols
 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 daily data entry of intakes and advocacy appointments in guest management system
 Provide support to social work interns
 Cross train and rotate (as needed) in all program areas
 Support agency wide annual events, holidays and fundraisers
 Other duties as assigned
 Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field plus one year of experience working in social service agency. In lieu of a degree, 3 years of experience working in a social service setting will be considered. Paid and unpaid experiences are both considered.
 Knowledge of resources to serve women, children and marginalized genders, including but not limited to: experiencing homelessness, domestic & sexual violence, physical and mental health challenges, and recovery supports
 Understands and supports the mission, values, principles and community agreements of Rose Haven
 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
 Crisis management skills
Preferred Skills:
 Bilingual (Spanish)
 Previous experience working with vulnerable, marginalized and/or unhoused populations
 Non-Violent Crisis Intervention or De-Escalation skills/experience
 Previous supervisory experience with interns, specifically in social work
 Ability to lift 20+ pounds, stand, walk, sit and bend, occasionally for a few hours at a time

How to Apply:
Applications accepted until the position is filled. Please submit cover letter and resume to resume@rosehaven.org . Resume review will begin February 17th , 2021 until the position has been filled. Please visit www.rosehaven.org 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 opportunity. Individuals who hold diverse and marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply.