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Idaho Shelter Advocate: Part-Time

Position Open: 5/1/2024

ATVP is a not for profit organization that serves both Whitman County, Washington and Latah County, Idaho, offering direct services to victims and survivors of domestic, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking, along with community education programming. We are seeking a Part-Time ID Shelter Advocate to provide a variety of direct and coordinated domestic violence services, and related oversight, public education, public education and outreach under the direct supervision of the Domestic Violence Program Lead Advocate including the following:

  • All applicants must be familiar and agree with ATVP’s mission statement and philosophy regarding support to survivors.
  • ATVP is an equal opportunity employer and our agency is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse work place. 

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Mission: ATVP empowers individuals affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse and stalking. We work to create a safe and equitable community through education and prevention.

Vision: We envision our community being safe, equitable and free from oppression.

Inclusion Statement: ATVP affirms the right of each person to live without fear of the threat of violence. We recognize that all forms of oppression create a climate which enables gender based violence. We honor and advocate for individual autonomy and self-determination for members of our community. We believe that education is the foundation of creating a safe and equitable community, and the inclusion of youth is imperative for sustainable social change.

Tag Line: Educate. Empower. Prevent.

Position: Part-Time Idaho Shelter Advocate (20 hrs/wk).
Reports to: Domestic Violence Program Lead Advocate
Terms: Part-Time. Non-exempt. (20 hours per week). Some eves and weekends required.
Starting Rate: $18.00 per hour.
Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation and sick.
Location: ATVP Shelter
Start Date: Immediate.
Requirements: Drivers license, Car Insurance, Ability to Pass Federal and State Background Checks.

Application Information:

A description of the positions follow.  The full job description is attached.  The following materials are required for application and will be considered an example of your communication skills and evaluated as part of the screening process. 

The application consists of:

  1. Cover Letter.
    1. Essay. (limit 1 page) Please address how your background, experience and personal philosophies are applicable to this position.
    2. Chronological work/education experience Resume.
      1. Whether paid or volunteer
      2. Hours worked
      3. Reason for leaving each position.

All items must be submitted for applications to be considered completeIncomplete applications will not be considered. Position is open until filled.

Send completed applications to Kateisha Moreno, Program Manager at program.manager@atvp.org.

Job Description:

Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Perform all work in a culturally responsive manner consistent with ATVP’s mission statement.
  2. Provide direct advocacy services individually or in a group setting to adult and child domestic victims and survivors.
  3. Case management, safety planning, education, referrals and support to families residing in the shelter.
  4. Provide operational and light maintenance support.
  5. Communicate effectively with a wide spectrum of people.
  6. Documentation of services and statistical data entry.
  7. Participate in the provision of direct services as back up to other staff and volunteers.
  8. Rotate availability for night, weekend and holiday coverage of and response to emergency staff back up.
  9. Maintain on-going training hours in accordance with agency standards.
  10. Maintain agency and client confidentiality as required by ATVP policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ability to be diplomatic and tactful while maintaining a strong victim advocacy perspective.
  2. Ability to provide services in line with ATVP’s stated mission that supports autonomy and self-determination for survivors
  3. A deep understanding of trauma-informed services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, including children.
  4. Ability to work collaboratively with others at different levels.
  5. Strong communication skills
  6. Ability to embrace a team philosophy

Full Job Description:

*NOTE: Some evening, weekend and holiday hours will be required. Holidays worked
and previously approved hours beyond 40/week are paid at time-and-a-half. Availability
of transportation, a valid driver’s license, and minimum required auto insurance are
required to be able to fulfill job responsibilities. This position includes service hours
primarily in the public offices. This position will be part of the after-hours response
team and as such, residency in either Whitman County, WA or Latah County, ID is
required.