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Family Advocate- Anderson Location

Primary Function:  This position will work with Safe Harbor’s Shelter Team to maintain the operation of the shelter program and strengthen service delivery across the specified shelter location.  As its primary function, the Family Advocate will provide advocacy services and case management to victims of domestic violence within the shelter.

Essential Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree or Associate Degree in Human Services or related field with 1 year experience
  2. Ability to relate to individuals and groups in an empathetic, nonjudgmental manner, possessing maximum insight and self-awareness to be confident in the role, with knowledge of personal capabilities and limitations
  3. Ability to work well in a team setting, and be able to utilize other direct service staff to gain perspective and assistance with duties of the job.
  4. Possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  5. Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities in a crisis oriented environment
  6. Ability to manage confidential materials in an appropriate manner
  7. Possess conflict resolution skills
  8. Ability to work flexible hours, including some evening and on call work
  9. Possession of a valid SC Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence
  • Knowledge of the group process and the ability to lead and organize a wide variety of group formats
  • Public speaking experience considered a plus

Key Responsibilities

  1. Provide trauma informed case management, advocacy, safety planning, and education on the dynamics of domestic violence for current shelter and former shelter clients.
  2. Build and maintain collaborative relationships with local community agencies, service providers, and community resources that are regularly needed by shelter clients and their families.
  3. Maintain a current guide of community resources, assist clients with navigating resources, and establishing access points to needed services.
  4. Complete initial client intake and assessment to determine appropriateness for shelter program and work with the client to identify the best course of action to meet individual needs.
  5. Observe all standards of confidentiality, maintain client database, and ensure detailed and timely documentation of client files.
  6. Facilitate and lead discussions and/or groups with clients aimed at developing an understanding of trauma, promotion of healthy relationships and strength building, as well as increasing overall knowledge base of life skills and community supports.
  7. Assist families with immediate needs including but not limited to school enrollments, connecting with parenting and childcare resources, and addressing specific challenges that families face within the shelter.
  8. Document and compile monthly advocacy and shelter statistics including tracking crisis calls, case management hours, and tracking shelter entry and exit forms.
  9. Assist with shelter coverage and day to day shelter operation by creating a shelter culture that exemplifies teamwork; responds to client concerns and challenges in a trauma informed manner; and promotes safety and value of clients and fellow co-workers.
  10. Facilitate and coordinate move outs and/or transportation as needed
  11. Attend staff and supervisory meeting as scheduled
  12. Attend community and state meetings and participate as a representative of Safe Harbor
  13. Lend support to the training of volunteers who assist in achieving Safe Harbor objectives
  14. Lend enthusiastic support to agency policies, events, and to fellow co-workers
  15. To assume such other duties as assigned by the Director of Shelter Advocacy or Program Mgr.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, stand/sit; use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distant vision, and ability to adjust focus and discern color.

Mental Stresses:  Ability to multi-task in a setting with clients experiencing trauma

Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job the employee works in a controlled work environment and the noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

General sign-off:  The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.


Full-time Client Support Specialist – Anderson

Summary: This employee provides direct services for victims of domestic violence and their children. This includes operation and control of electronic security and fire alarm system, the securing of all gates and entrances both inside and outside the shelter, insuring that only authorized persons are granted admission to the building by personally answering the door (residents are not allowed to answer the door), and appropriately responding to concerns of residents by following approved agency procedure..

Job Responsibilities:

  • Receives and processes crisis intake calls from victims and accepts clients into shelter.
  • Facilitates new clients through intake procedures, explains procedures of household, prepares necessary documentation and photographs for client records.
  • Ensures that the basic needs (food, clothing, medical assistance, etc.) of all clients of the shelter are met.
  • Maintains “Daily Log” for all incidents relating to clients.
  • Responsible for writing timely incident reports for any incident or emergency.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean shelter, aids with meal preparations, and other household contributions.
  • Completes inventories and various other paperwork as assigned.
  • Attends meetings as required by the Facility and House Management Team.
  • Enthusiastically supports and models the mission and vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients, and the community.
  • Performs other or similar agency duties as assigned by House Management and Facility supervisors and/or other agency management personnel. May be asked to work at other Safe Harbor shelter locations as needed.

Hours:40 hours per week on a 4 days on/3 days off rotating shift, which includes weekdays and weekends

Qualifications & Skills: High school diploma and experience in residential facility management are preferred. Must be physically capable to perform all tasks related to this position. Maturity, flexibility, and interpersonal skills necessary to work in a crisis oriented, stressful environment are essential.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.


Part-time Shelter Relief Staff (Weekdays) – Greenville

Summary: This employee provides services that insure that the shelter operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week on a continual basis and is responsible for maintaining on-site safety and security of the shelter and its residents during tour of duty. Normal work shifts are overnight, weekend and holidays. This includes operation and control of electronic security and fire alarm system, the securing of all gates and entrances both inside and outside the shelter, insuring that only authorized persons are granted admission to the building by personally answering the door (residents are not allowed to answer the door), and appropriately responding to incidents involving threats to the safety and security of the shelter and its residents by following approved agency procedure.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Receives and processes crisis intake calls from victims and accepts clients into shelter.
  • Facilitates new clients through intake procedures, explains procedures of household, prepares necessary documentation and photographs for client records.
  • Insures that the basic needs (food, clothing, medical assistance, etc.) of all clients of the shelter are met.
  • Maintains “Daily Log” for all incidents relating to clients.
  • Responsible for writing timely incident reports for any incident or emergency.
  • Attends meetings as required by the Facility and House Management Team.
  • Enthusiastically supports and models the mission and vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients, and the community.
  • Performs other or similar agency duties as assigned by House Management and Facility supervisors and/or other agency management personnel. May be asked to work at other Safe Harbor shelter locations as needed.

Hours: 16 – 20 hours (weekdays/overnight)

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Client Support Specialists must possess sound judgment capabilities and be able to work extended shifts without continuous supervision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, talk or hear; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and appliances. The employee is regularly required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move 25 pounds or more.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.


Part-time Shelter Relief Staff (Weekdays) – Anderson

Summary: This employee provides services that insure that the shelter operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week on a continual basis and is responsible for maintaining on-site safety and security of the shelter and its residents during tour of duty. Normal work shifts are overnight, weekend and holidays. This includes operation and control of electronic security and fire alarm system, the securing of all gates and entrances both inside and outside the shelter, insuring that only authorized persons are granted admission to the building by personally answering the door (residents are not allowed to answer the door), and appropriately responding to incidents involving threats to the safety and security of the shelter and its residents by following approved agency procedure.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Receives and processes crisis intake calls from victims and accepts clients into shelter.
  • Facilitates new clients through intake procedures, explains procedures of household, prepares necessary documentation and photographs for client records.
  • Insures that the basic needs (food, clothing, medical assistance, etc.) of all clients of the shelter are met.
  • Maintains “Daily Log” for all incidents relating to clients.
  • Responsible for writing timely incident reports for any incident or emergency.
  • Attends meetings as required by the Facility and House Management Team.
  • Enthusiastically supports and models the mission and vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients, and the community.
  • Performs other or similar agency duties as assigned by House Management and Facility supervisors and/or other agency management personnel. May be asked to work at other Safe Harbor shelter locations as needed.

Hours: 16 – 20 hours (weekdays/overnight)

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Client Support Specialists must possess sound judgment capabilities and be able to work extended shifts without continuous supervision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, talk or hear; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and appliances. The employee is regularly required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move 25 pounds or more.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.


Part-time Shelter Relief Staff (Weekdays) – Oconee

Summary: This employee provides services that insure that the shelter operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week on a continual basis and is responsible for maintaining on-site safety and security of the shelter and its residents during tour of duty. Normal work shifts are overnight, weekend and holidays. This includes operation and control of electronic security and fire alarm system, the securing of all gates and entrances both inside and outside the shelter, insuring that only authorized persons are granted admission to the building by personally answering the door (residents are not allowed to answer the door), and appropriately responding to incidents involving threats to the safety and security of the shelter and its residents by following approved agency procedure.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Receives and processes crisis intake calls from victims and accepts clients into shelter.
  • Facilitates new clients through intake procedures, explains procedures of household, prepares necessary documentation and photographs for client records.
  • Insures that the basic needs (food, clothing, medical assistance, etc.) of all clients of the shelter are met.
  • Maintains “Daily Log” for all incidents relating to clients.
  • Responsible for writing timely incident reports for any incident or emergency.
  • Attends meetings as required by the Facility and House Management Team.
  • Enthusiastically supports and models the mission and vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients, and the community.
  • Performs other or similar agency duties as assigned by House Management and Facility supervisors and/or other agency management personnel. May be asked to work at other Safe Harbor shelter locations as needed.

Hours: 16 – 20 hours (weekdays/overnight)

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Client Support Specialists must possess sound judgment capabilities and be able to work extended shifts without continuous supervision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, talk or hear; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and appliances. The employee is regularly required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move 25 pounds or more.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.


Part-time Shelter Relief Staff (Weekends) – Greenville

Summary: This employee provides services that insure that the shelter operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week on a continual basis and is responsible for maintaining on-site safety and security of the shelter and its residents during tour of duty. Normal work shifts are overnight, weekend and holidays. This includes operation and control of electronic security and fire alarm system, the securing of all gates and entrances both inside and outside the shelter, insuring that only authorized persons are granted admission to the building by personally answering the door (residents are not allowed to answer the door), and appropriately responding to incidents involving threats to the safety and security of the shelter and its residents by following approved agency procedure.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Receives and processes crisis intake calls from victims and accepts clients into shelter.
  • Facilitates new clients through intake procedures, explains procedures of household, prepares necessary documentation and photographs for client records.
  • Insures that the basic needs (food, clothing, medical assistance, etc.) of all clients of the shelter are met.
  • Maintains “Daily Log” for all incidents relating to clients.
  • Responsible for writing timely incident reports for any incident or emergency.
  • Attends meetings as required by the Facility and House Management Team.
  • Enthusiastically supports and models the mission and vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients, and the community.
  • Performs other or similar agency duties as assigned by House Management and Facility supervisors and/or other agency management personnel. May be asked to work at other Safe Harbor shelter locations as needed.

Hours: 16 – 20 hours (weekends/overnight)

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Client Support Specialists must possess sound judgment capabilities and be able to work extended shifts without continuous supervision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, talk or hear; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and appliances. The employee is regularly required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move 25 pounds or more.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.


Part-time Shelter Relief Staff (Weekends) – Anderson

Summary: This employee provides services that insure that the shelter operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week on a continual basis and is responsible for maintaining on-site safety and security of the shelter and its residents during tour of duty. Normal work shifts are overnight, weekend and holidays. This includes operation and control of electronic security and fire alarm system, the securing of all gates and entrances both inside and outside the shelter, insuring that only authorized persons are granted admission to the building by personally answering the door (residents are not allowed to answer the door), and appropriately responding to incidents involving threats to the safety and security of the shelter and its residents by following approved agency procedure.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Receives and processes crisis intake calls from victims and accepts clients into shelter.
  • Facilitates new clients through intake procedures, explains procedures of household, prepares necessary documentation and photographs for client records.
  • Insures that the basic needs (food, clothing, medical assistance, etc.) of all clients of the shelter are met.
  • Maintains “Daily Log” for all incidents relating to clients.
  • Responsible for writing timely incident reports for any incident or emergency.
  • Attends meetings as required by the Facility and House Management Team.
  • Enthusiastically supports and models the mission and vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients, and the community.
  • Performs other or similar agency duties as assigned by House Management and Facility supervisors and/or other agency management personnel. May be asked to work at other Safe Harbor shelter locations as needed.

Hours: 16 – 20 hours (weekends/overnight)

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Client Support Specialists must possess sound judgment capabilities and be able to work extended shifts without continuous supervision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, talk or hear; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and appliances. The employee is regularly required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move 25 pounds or more.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.


Part-time Shelter Relief Staff (Weekends) – Oconee

Summary: This employee provides services that insure that the shelter operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week on a continual basis and is responsible for maintaining on-site safety and security of the shelter and its residents during tour of duty. Normal work shifts are overnight, weekend and holidays. This includes operation and control of electronic security and fire alarm system, the securing of all gates and entrances both inside and outside the shelter, insuring that only authorized persons are granted admission to the building by personally answering the door (residents are not allowed to answer the door), and appropriately responding to incidents involving threats to the safety and security of the shelter and its residents by following approved agency procedure.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Receives and processes crisis intake calls from victims and accepts clients into shelter.
  • Facilitates new clients through intake procedures, explains procedures of household, prepares necessary documentation and photographs for client records.
  • Insures that the basic needs (food, clothing, medical assistance, etc.) of all clients of the shelter are met.
  • Maintains “Daily Log” for all incidents relating to clients.
  • Responsible for writing timely incident reports for any incident or emergency.
  • Attends meetings as required by the Facility and House Management Team.
  • Enthusiastically supports and models the mission and vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients, and the community.
  • Performs other or similar agency duties as assigned by House Management and Facility supervisors and/or other agency management personnel. May be asked to work at other Safe Harbor shelter locations as needed.

Hours: 16 – 20 hours (weekends/overnight)

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Client Support Specialists must possess sound judgment capabilities and be able to work extended shifts without continuous supervision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, talk or hear; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and appliances. The employee is regularly required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move 25 pounds or more.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.


Full-Time Donation Assistant & Driver

Primary Function: This employee assists the Facilities Coordinator with receiving and maintaining donations, pick up and deliver of  furniture,  lawn care and minor maintenance and repair in shelters. Employee will be working in different weather conditions, as pick ups and lawn work are outside functions.

Hours:  Monday through Friday 8:30a-4:30p, with an occasional night and weekend.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Valid SC driver’s license & personal automobile insurance coverage
  • Clean 10-Year Motor Vehicle Records Check
  • Clear background check

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, talk or hear; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls. The employee is often required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move 50 pounds or more.

To Apply: Please send resume & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.


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