• Housing & Supportive Services Advocate

    Posted: 04/09/2021

    April 9, 2021

    Housing & Supportive Services Advocate
    Alexandra House is seeking a full-time non-exempt advocate to provide trauma informed advocacy and ongoing case management and supportive services to individuals exiting the emergency shelter and moving into permanent housing. This position is made possible by a two-year grant project funded by the MN Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO).

      Primary Responsibilities

    • Provide individual case management and supportive services to families enrolled under the OEO grant that have moved into permanent housing, for a period of up to one year.
    • Provide housing search and placement services to victims/survivors residing in the emergency shelter.
    • Coordinate services with other community and county-based agencies on behalf of clients.
    • Enhance existing and foster new community relationships with local landlords and housing providers.
    • Track and compile statistical data in compliance with grant reporting requirements.
    • Represent Alexandra House on local and state housing committees/collaboratives while educating community members and professionals about domestic and sexual violence and Alexandra House services.
     Minimum Qualifications 
    • Experience in social work, human services or similar type industry will be equivalent to a Bachelor Arts degree in same type categories. Experience equivalent to working with homeless population, advocacy for others, working with diverse population and marginalized communities.
    • Experience and knowledge of case management and able to navigate complex situations.
    • Experience providing trauma-informed advocacy to victims/survivors of abuse, including support group facilitation with an understanding of the needs, options, and resources available for youth/women and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence.
    • Knowledge of and ability to advocate within various systems including social service, economic, legal, medical and healthcare systems.
    • Able to communicate in written and verbal communication and experience in being an advocate for others.
    • Demonstrated skills & knowledge in using a variety of programs including (but not limited to) Word, Excel, and Outlook. Also experience in database management.
    • Valid driver’s license, current insurance, and reliable car with the ability to travel to multiple locations throughout Anoka County.
    Preferred Candidate Qualifications
    • Ability to converse with individuals who speak prevalent language in the service area (e.g., Spanish, Somali, Arabic, Oromo or English – bilingual)
    • 40-hour state-mandated sexual assault advocacy training
    Salary Starting Range
    $34,000 – $38,600 DOQ, with a full benefit package including retirement plan, vacation & medical accrual.
    Generally, 8am – 4:30pm, M – F, with occasional schedule adjustments to accommodate client needs.
    How to Apply
    Please submit a cover letter and resume Attn: Jane St. Marie at employment@alexandrahouse.orgPosition open until April 22, 2021.
    ***No phone calls or emails please.  This email address is only for receiving resumes.  Qualified applicants will be contacted within one business day after resumes are received.

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