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TRANSITIONAL HOUSING ADVOCATE

Job Description
Organization: 
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Programs/Services
Job Description: 

The Transitional Housing Advocate is responsible for supporting clients participating in SPAN’s Housing Programs through case management, advocacy, and community referrals, with the goals of expanding the availability of low barrier housing and housing assistance and promote self-sufficiency and upward mobility for program participants.

Areas of Responsibility

Performs housing assessment for new clients via the confidential shelter, outreach programs, intake team, and community referrals. Supports clients in finding appropriate housing options, particularly in Boulder and Broomfield counties, including assistance with housing applications, service verification letters, food delivery, gift card distribution, moving, and available resources. Provides appropriate community referrals to meet immediate and ongoing housing needs. Develops case management plans which address the client’s immediate needs and long-term self-sufficiency goals.  Conducts regular, mobile check-ins with clients. Performs and submits funds requests for clients. Assists with referrals on the SPAN crisis line. Provides advocacy and application support to clients accessing benefit assistance services. Provides ongoing advocacy for clients with landlords/property managers. Collaborates with local housing authorities and other affordable housing providers regarding availability, the application process, and support for clients participating in SPAN’s transitional housing programs. Works with team members in developing and facilitating skill building and economic empowerment workshops for clients and collaborates with community organizations to identify volunteer presenters for these workshops. Attends committee meetings and collaborates with Boulder County organizations as needed. Participates Performs input of case notes and manages files within SPAN’s database for accurate data for reporting; produces monthly reports.

Requirements/Qualifications
  • A 4-year degree in human services, counseling, social work or gender studies, knowledge in a related field, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of progressive experience in housing support or survivor advocacy. It will also help you to have experience working with property managers and/or housing authorities.
  • Proven written and oral communication skills in Spanish.
  • If you’ve made it to this bullet, you can guess that you need great computer skills including Microsoft Office and virtual meeting platforms. You also need to produce and meet deadlines in our fast-paced and changing environment.
Compensation/Benefits
Compensation: 

This is a nonexempt, salaried position. The salary range is $39,195 to $40,665

Benefits: 

SPAN's standard benefit package includes a medical plan, dental plan, holiday pay and paid time off, reduced rate Eco-Pass, Simple IRA retirement plan, and Employee Assistance Program. A $100/month stipend for qualified Spanish bilingual teammates is offered for this position.

How To Apply

We like to receive electronic applications but will accept applications by mail. Please submit a resume and cover letter to hr@safehousealliance.org . You can also see open positions and apply through our website at Employment Opportunities - Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (safehousealliance.org). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority consideration will be given to those received by June 27, 2022.

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