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Sr. Advocate/Site Supervisor - SAF House

posted 4/26/2021


Full time


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**Sign-on bonus, great benefits and generous leave time**


Grade 10 - Start Rate $17.30 per hour

 Full-time - 37.5 hours/week with flexibility

Sunday, Monday & Wednesday – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday & Thursday – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

The Crisis & Development Services Department is seeking a Full-Time Sr. Advocate/Site Supervisor to supervise the day-to-day operations of the SAF House and work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence in a residential setting in a supervisory capacity.

The selected candidates will:

  • Provides direct services to all residential clients, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, advocacy, hotline coverage and connection to community services.
  • Meets with residential clients daily to discuss/assess progress towards personal goals.
  • Supervise the daily operation of a shelter for adult and child residents.
  • Ensure tasks are carried out by residents and staff according to procedures and regulations.
  • Provide full supervision to assigned staff; oversee performance, scheduling, coverage and quality of services.
  • Update and maintain resident and staff procedures and policies; ensures policies are implemented and communicated thoroughly.
  • Enhance services by completing a comprehensive assessment with each client to determine needs/concerns and ensure quality of services and outcomes.
  • Provides and/or ensures the provision of transportation for clients.
  • Responsible for connecting clients with providers, coordinates with community partners to ensure comprehensive services are provided, and project data is tracked.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and QA of all residential client files/documentation for licensing compliance, data base entry and reporting.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to motivate others and be a positive leader and role model.
  • Must have knowledge of child development, crisis intervention and counseling techniques.
  • Must be able to readily negotiate stairs, operate an Agency vehicle, and lift children, food and supplies.
  • Must possess familiarity of community resources and successfully complete Hotline training.
  • Must be organized, resourceful, flexible, have good assessment skills, and able to utilize good independent judgment in dealing with stressful situations that arise
  • Must be able to work outside normal business hours to meet program objectives and client needs.
  • Provide on-call emergency back-up as assigned on a biweekly basis.

Minimum requirements for the position a Bachelors degree in a Health or Human Services field and three years’ experience working with survivors, people in crisis or in a residential setting with some supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Candidates must also have a valid New York State Driver's License with good driving record and access to a reliable, properly insured vehicle; must maintain Agency Driver Certification.  Criminal background and OCFS State Central Registry checks required.

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