Safe Home Advocate / Security (per diem)

Job Closing: Oct 27, 2017

Division:  Community and Family Services, Three Sisters Program  

Job Code:  21-1093   

Status:  Per diem

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Safe Home Advocate will be a positive role model for the residents and is responsible for effectively coordinating the daily activities of the residents which includes: providing transportation for appointments, maintaining a schedule, encouraging open communication in a positive environment and mediating conflicts when necessary in a neutral and professional manner. The Safe Home Security Guard is responsible for maintaining safe and secure environment for Safe Home residents and staff by patrolling building premises and grounds.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts intake and orientation of all clients entering the Safe Home
  • Explain program requirements/rules to new residents and ensure understanding and compliance throughout stay by enforcing rules uniformly and consistently
  • Coordinate daily routine including household tasks, appointments, activity planning with coworkers and residents, all should be planned in advance
  • Responsible for grocery shopping for the Safe Home and expected to keep kitchen and supplies well stocked while residents are present
  • Will provide transportation to residents for appointments such as medical/dental/vision, employment centers, interviews, workshops etc.
  • Monitor and maintains daily log of Safe Home activities and submits monthly report to Program Manager
  • Provides advocacy and referral services to residents and provides information about domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking
  • Advocate will work with residents in planning and executing goals and objectives
  • Conduct scheduled Safe Home meetings with residents on at least a bi-weekly basis
  • Must address and mediate conflicts or issues that may arise between residents in a fair and impartial manner and submit an incident report with corrective action taken
  • Expected to abide by confidentiality policy surrounding all matters of the program
  • Attends case management and staff meetings
  • Responsible for upkeep of Safe House and must notify the Office Manager of any issues requiring a maintenance work order
  • Strives to make all residents feel welcome and comfortable
  • Maintains regular contact with the Program Manager for advice, counsel and reporting of caseload issues or concerns
  • Network with organizations within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and surrounding agencies
  • Secures premises and residents by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points

  • Patrol premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and property

  • Answer alarms and investigate disturbances

  • Call police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons

  • Communicates incidents, issues and other relevant information accurately and timely to appropriate staff through recording entries into log book and personally through meetings

  • Reviews logbook and other communication systems daily to keep informed of issues

  • Answer telephone calls to take messages, answer questions, and provide information during non-business hours, when necessary contact on call advocate for situations requiring immediate attention

  • Presents him/herself in a ready, alert, neat, properly groomed, and professional manner at all times when formally representing the Three Sisters Program

  • Enforces shelter rules uniformly and consistently

  • Responds appropriately to needs and crisis situations, such as mediating basic interpersonal problems between residents and summoning emergency and/or on call personnel

  • Punctual in arriving to work at dedicated posts, in responding to regular duties and in responding to unexpected circumstances as well as accountable for the whereabouts of all residents on shift

  • Address any behavior issues of residents that create disharmony, criminal or otherwise

  • Provide transportation for clients to designated pick-up/drop-off points when necessary

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Other duties as assigned   

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Knowledge of computers including MS Office is considered an asset

  • Knowledge of domestic abuse, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking is considered an asset

    OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of the agencies of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and programs surrounding the territory

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

  • Must have the ability to understand and evaluate the needs of the residents

  • May be required to work weekends and/or evenings as well as on call, must be able to work on short notice and so full time staff can utilize sick, personal and vacation hours

  • Must comply with all personnel policies of the program and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

  • Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner in the workplace as well as the community

  • Able to work independently; strong interpersonal and communication skills, tactful, empathetic communication style.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to identify and report problems or concerns dealing with a variety of variables and situations. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.

INTERVIEW

Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.