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Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council, Inc.


Shelter Advocate

Part Time:  $11.00 hour –  24 – 30 hours a week. –  Overnight and/or weekends

Minimum Qualifications: 
High School or GED required. Because this is an overnight position at a women’s shelter we can only consider female applicants.  Ability to respond to emergencies on crisis line and in shelter; provide non-judgmental support to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and homeless women and children; maintain detailed client records; provide light cleaning; and work overnight shifts.

Major Functions:

  1. Support
  • Answer crisis lines making appropriate referrals for services needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy, emotional support, information and referral and follow up services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Respond in a caring, informative and non-judgmental manner
  • Provide support to in-shelter residents
  1. House Management
  • Conduct nightly cleaning duties informing supervisor of supply or maintenance needs
  • Respectfully provide coaching and feedback as needed for clients about maintaining their living area
  • Ensure that all safety measures are followed
  • Arm the alarm system according to policy
  • Ensure house guidelines are followed
  • Accept and store all donations
  • Complete all client records and agency statistical forms as assigned
  1. Other
  • All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director