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PRN Men's Shelter Advocate

Company: HELEN ROSS MCNABB CENTER
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Job Description:

PRN Men's Shelter Advocate PRN Men's Shelter Advocate HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE. At the Helen Ross McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve." Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: PRN Men's Shelter Advocate. SUMMARY The PRN Men's Shelter Advocate will work directly with male clients at the FCC Domestic Violence Shelter. PRN Advocate will provide an array of support services designed to meet the unique needs of survivors. Emergency shelter support services vary in length and intensity, but victim safety is paramount in providing any support services. Services provided by the PRN Advocate include, but are not limited to: crisis counseling, case management, information & referral, education & counseling related to DV, transportation, and intake & discharge services. Maintains file records and client information in a confidential manner. Embraces key values of advocacy: empowerment, normalization, rehabilitation, and continuity of care. Position has a flexible schedule, with availability for nights and weekends. This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment. REQUIREMENTS Education/Knowledge: A bachelor's degree in social services or related field required. Course work or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and crisis intervention preferred. Experience: Experience/ knowledge/front line service delivery in domestic violence or other victim services is preferred. Survivors of violence and those exposed to domestic violence are encouraged to apply. Basic computer literacy skills. Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation. Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, a valid driver's license with an F endorsement OR the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients. Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. Valid driver's license. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. To ensure the safety of the clients and staff, this position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking. The Helen Ross McNabb Center () is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services. The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services. HRMC is an EOE. HRMC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required. This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Location: Knoxville, TN Category: Social Services , Keywords: Victim Advocate

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