Safe Home Advocate

Job Closing: Dec 4, 2019

Division: Community and Family Services, Three Sisters Program

Job Code: 21-1093

Salary Range: $24,835.20 to 40,456.00 ($11.94 to 19.45)

Status: Full-time, permanent, non-exempt

SUMMARY:

The Safe Home Advocate is responsible for advocating and supporting victims of family violence. The Monitor is responsible for carrying a multiple caseload, offering support when victims enter the safe home and offering transportation for housing, groceries, work placement, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide intake to the victims that enter the safe home
  • Develop goals and objectives with each resident
  • Provide transportation to appointments, grocery shopping, employment centers etc…
  • Provide information on domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking
  • Schedule weekly meeting with residents to schedule chores, groceries and if necessary issues pertaining to residents
  • Case management with Program Manager
  • Monitors and logs daily incidents in the safe home
  • Will provide advocacy and referral services on behalf of residents
  • Network with organizations within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and surrounding agencies
  • Submit monthly reports to Program manager in a timely manner
  • On call
  • Shift work
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of abuse issues residents have encountered a definite asset
  • Knowledge of the agencies of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and programs surrounding the territory
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Knowledge of computer basics
  • Must have the ability to understand and evaluate the needs of the residents
  • Maintains confidentiality of residents and staff

Other Qualifications

  • May be required to work weekends and/or evenings
  • Comply with all personnel policies
  • Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner in the community

REASONING ABILITY:

The Safe Home Advocate of the Three Sisters Program shall have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Internal: Maintain regular contact with the Program Manager to interpret and explain organizational mission, program objectives and standards, discuss issues, and provide/receive information. Has regular contact with the Program Manager for advise, counsel and handling of caseload.

External: Maintains contact with internal/external community groups and others to assist in resolving problems the resident may encounter.

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.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. 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.