The Housing & Benefits Advocate is responsible for assessing and prioritizing resident needs related to public benefits and housing options. The Coordinator will support clients by assessing eligibility for benefits, submitting application, advocating for optimal results and faster responses, and explore all potential longer-term housing options. The Coordinator will also conduct educational workshops for groups, coordinate activities and provide information regarding all new or revised benefits and housing options. The Coordinator will identify systemic and individual service gaps and advocate on behalf of shelter residents to address those issues. The ideal candidate brings extensive knowledge of and experience with systems navigation, and strong skills to build positive relationships with other service providers, community based organizations, and government entities. The candidate must have a collaborative approach to working with survivors and colleagues. The Coordinator reports to the Program Manager at Morivivi and works closely with a 6-person team of shelter advocates and facilities staff.
Moriviví Residential Program is a 51 bed scattered site safe dwelling. The goal of this program is to provide short-term shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Supportive services offered at Morivivi include individual counseling, support groups, case management, children’s services, housing advocacy, and referrals for educational/vocational facilities and job preparation . Morivivi promotes healing, empowerment and self-sufficiency while providing a safe and supportive environment free from violence. Counselor/Advocates are responsible for working with residents to develop an action plan that addresses their immediate and long-term needs. Counselor/Advocates will work closely with the Program Manager and other staff to ensure smooth program operation. Below is a list of essential functions specific to the Counselor/Advocate role.
The Development Director reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for the design and implementation of VIP’s fundraising efforts. They will develop systems, research potential funding sources and set the stage for the Executive Director to cultivate prospects, steward donors and close gifts. They will also work as a staff liaison with the Board of Directors to ensure that the board has tools and training, and is fully engaged in the efforts to raise needed funds. The Development Director will provide guidance and leadership to ensure that all staff, board members and volunteers to are ambassadors on behalf of VIP and successful in their individual efforts to increase financial resources. The ideal candidate is passionate about VIP’s work, goal-oriented, excels at building meaningful relationships - including through email and social media - enjoys researching new funding opportunities, and keeps meticulous records.
The Social Worker at Casa Sandra will provide supportive, trauma-informed, wellness and empowerment services through individual, family and group modalities for program participants and their children. The social worker will coordinate activities and events to promote community engagement and support survivors to rebuild sustainable independence, post-crisis. This position will collaborate with the Housing and Economic Security Specialist to advocate on behalf of clients who are navigating systems related to wellness, entitlements, law enforcement, courts and immigration.
The Counselor/Advocate provides comprehensive crisis intervention and self-empowerment counseling in both individual and group settings to survivors of gender-based violence. The Counselor/Advocate is also responsible for providing direct services in the form of comprehensive case assessment, case management and advocacy related to criminal legal, social welfare, housing, immigration, and other related systems.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter that includes salary requirements to [email protected]
No calls please.
All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to nondiscrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.