Advocate - Mission Academy
Advocates serve the Mission as a whole, and as a member of their specific Program team, and reports to the Associate Director of Mission Academy. This position is a non-exempt position that provides support, advocacy, leadership, resourcing, documentation, and encouragement in partnering with clients toward successful Program completion or transition.
If you thrive on supporting and encouraging those transitioning from homelessness and any correlating challenges (addiction, mental health, abusive relationships, etc.) and believe that through connecting with God in the right environment with the right support healing can occur, you are who we are looking for! We’d love to meet you.
To serve as a resourceful Advocate in supporting our students/guest toward achieving success while employing a trauma informed approach to care
To maintain student/guest case notes and other documentation as needed and appropriate
To provide spiritual leadership and guidance for Mission students/guests professionally and spiritually
To represent our Mission, Vision and Values and continue to grow
Skills / Requirements
Education: Minimum Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Development, Ministry or related field from an accredited institution (or commensurate experience). MSW preferred.
Experience: Preferred 2 years full-time work experience with individuals experiencing homelessness, various addiction challenges, mental illness and/or dually diagnosed is preferred. Nonprofit experience preferred.
Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook); typing (min 35 wpm); coordinate and/or direct a variety of complex tasks and assignments simultaneously and successfully; exercise good judgment and make sensible decisions; attentive to detail; prioritize effectively; effective oral and written communication skills; eagerness to learn and be trained; work both independently and as part of a team; provide information to public by answering questions and requests; regular, timely attendance.
This position is full time, eligible for benefits, employer pays 85% of medical, also included employer paid life/ADD and disability plan, vacation, holidays and sick pay. Affordable dental, vision, voluntary benefits for life/ADD and a 403B savings plan, employee responsible for premiums.
All openings are subject to change without notice, due to the volume of applications/resumes received, we are unable to respond to status inquiries. Please be assured that your information is being properly handled and forwarded to the appropriate hiring staff. If your skills and qualifications meet the needs of the job, you will be contacted.
Pay: from $19/hour
Job Status: Full Time