Shelter Advocate Resume Samples

The role of a Shelter Advocate is to counsel the people who are affected by domestic violence. A well-drafted Shelter Advocate Resume mentions the following duties and tasks – training and supporting the victims of crime, offering emotional support and needed information to the abused person, and accompanying them to the court; assisting the homeless victims in finding a place to reside or take shelter, arranging resources such as financial assistance, employment opportunities and helping them in winning the case.

The most sought-after skills for the post include the following – the ability to interact with a variety of people coming from various backgrounds, counseling skills, strong listening and communication skills, ability to accept responsibility and follow through project assignments; and demonstrable interest in handling women’ issues and familiarity with domestic violence issues. To work at this level, an educational background in the fields of social work, counseling or law is required.

 

Shelter Advocate Resume

Objective : Looking for a career with a fast-paced company with many chances to advance. Also have experience with cash handling, data entry, preparing meals, answering multi-line phones, and dealing with people.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Security, Social Work, CPR Certified.

Description :

    1. Performs daily desk operations including monitoring security, closed-circuit cameras, monitors, taped video equipment; phone operations, and filing work and computer data entry.
    2. Controls access into the building by means of an electronically locked front entranceway.
    3. Communicates special resident needs to the case management personnel on a 24-four hour a day, 7- day a week basis.
    4. Responds to all resident and facility emergencies pursuant to established Emergency Front Desk protocols.
    5. Maintains communication log each shift documenting significant events of which other housing staff should be aware.
    6. Communicates effectively with other social service agencies to assist the resident in other available services located within the community.
    7. Assists in the development and coordination of open houses, walk-throughs, and visitation to the YMCA by various social service agencies.
    8. Interviews and processes incoming residents and conducts exit interviews for outgoing residents.
    9. Inputs resident information on various card systems/computers and another filing as deemed necessary by the Resident Advocate Program Manager.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Certification


Executive Shelter Advocate Resume

Summary : Looking for a career with a fast-paced company with many chances to advance. Also have experience with cash handling, data entry, preparing meals, answering multi-line phones, and dealing with people.

Skills : Venipuncture, Basic Life Support/CPR, Communication, Merchandising, Business Development, Customer Service, Analytical Thinking.

Description :

    1. Identify people who need help Assess clients' needs, situations, strengths, and support networks to determine their goals, and develop plans to determine how to stay safe.
    2. Help clients adjust to changes and challenges in their lives, such as illness, divorce, or unemployment.
    3. Research and refer clients to community resources, such as food stamps, childcare, and health care.
    4. Respond to crisis situations such as child abuse Advocate for and help clients get resources that would improve their well-being.
    5. Help with a wide range of situations, such as adopting a child or being diagnosed with a terminal illness.
    6. Interviews and processes incoming residents and conducts exit interviews for outgoing residents.
    7. Inputs resident information on various card systems/computers and another filing as deemed necessary by the Resident Advocate Program Manager.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Vocational


Shelter Advocate I Resume

Objective : Seeking to obtain a clerical, support, or social service position utilizing present experience, skills, abilities, and education to capitalize on an opportunity to advance within the organization.

Skills : Case Management, Sales, Public Speaking, Customer Service.

Description :

    1. Provide support, education, and case management to survivors of domestic violence following the empowerment model of advocacy.
    2. Carry an assigned caseload and meet with each case a minimum of three times per week.
    3. Work with participants to assist them in assessing their needs, developing and implementing a Safety Plan, supporting their progress, and also assisting them with the injunction process.
    4. Coordinate transportation for survivors and their children to necessary appointments, hospitals, etc.in CASA vehicles or planning routes to utilize the bus system.
    5. Coordinate services with community agencies through referrals and monitor service delivery to meet the goals of each participant.
    6. Provide telephone crisis intervention, screenings for shelter, emotional support, safety planning, information about the injunction process, and criminal justice advocacy.
    7. Helping survivors become empowered to be self-sufficient.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA

Shelter Advocate I Resume

Objective : Over 5 years of non-profit experience including Advocacy work and community awareness. Extensive experience advocating for survivors of domestic violence and their children on an individual level and community level. Organizational development and capacity building.

Skills : Microsoft Word, Works, Office, Excel.

Description :

    1. Responsible for overseeing and managing all program services.
    2. Ensures participant services are in compliance with organizational policies and procedures, contracts, accreditation standards and applicable laws.
    3. Responsible for ensuring fiscal and programmatic targets are met for programs.
    4. Plans and develops programs, productivity measures and quality improvement outcomes.
    5. Builds motivation, training, and cooperation among staff.
    6. Conducts training and presentations in the community, both to professionals in related fields and to the public at large.
    7. Oversees internal training schedule for staff development and compliance with funders and licensing requirements.
    8. Establishes and maintains relationships with community partners such as Clerk of the Circuit Court, and other social service providers in the community.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MS

Shelter Advocate II Resume

Objective : Shelter Advocate with 5+ years of experience, Resourceful, adaptable and a goal-oriented professional with good decision-making skills. Can produce innovative ideas and execute accordingly.

Skills : Basic Spanish, Communication, Merchandising, Business Development, Customer Service, Analytical Thinking.

Description :

    1. Answered crisis calls and did screenings on adult clients that wanted to come into the shelter.
    2. Did intakes on clients when they came into the shelter to determine the clients situation, the safety risk to client and family, and how we could best help and support them.
    3. Gave clients referrals for other community services and helped clients set and meet goals, provided transportation when needed.
    4. Assisted clients with orders of protection and went to court with clients as needed.
    5. Provided clients and family with life skills training such as parenting skills, cooking, and cleaning.
    6. Did crisis intervention, conflict resolution and peer counseling with the clients and their families.
    7. Maintained client files and documented case notes on all of my interaction with the clients and their families.
    8. Inputted data into the computer for documentation of each of the client's progress and for reports.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS

Shelter Advocate-Temp Resume

Summary : Seeking a customer service position in the area. Have 9 years of active, verified work experience in each of the aforementioned fields. Eager to showcase abilities and grow as a professional.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Availity, Research, Clerical.

Description :

    1. Provide direct services to victims of domestic abuse and their children including crisis intervention, safety planning, counseling, advocacy, information, and referrals.
    2. Maintain shelter office space: stock office supplies, stock personal care supplies for residents, photocopy necessary forms, shred documents as specified by Shelter Director.
    3. Assist with the daily living needs of shelter residents, including access to the phone, food, medications, and personal care items.
    4. Complete intakes (both direct service and paperwork) within 8 hours of a client entering the shelter.
    5. Provide shelter orientations to clients within 24 hours of the client's entry into the shelter.
    6. Adhere to agency policies and work rules including confidentiality, child abuse reporting, and code of ethics.
    7. Conducting program surveys for grant reporting Staff consultations, and staff meetings, counselor meetings, and community meetings.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS

Associate Shelter Advocate Resume

Objective : An experienced professional is now seeking a position in an environment that will challenge further; while allowing to contribute to the growth and success of this organization.

Skills : Communication, Merchandising, Business Development, Customer Service, Analytical Thinking.

Description :

    1. Assisting victims/residents with goal planning, obtaining other outside services, and making steps toward independent living.
    2. Providing supportive counseling and medical advocacy to victims who are experiencing mental and physical health crisis including clinic appointments, therapy sessions, etc.
    3. Compiling and maintaining program information to ensure compliance with program reporting requirements.
    4. Establishing and maintaining quality working relationships with other service providers to assure service delivery.
    5. Assisting victims/residents with obtaining housing, locating and obtaining financial assistance with housing and relocation expenses, etc.
    6. Adhere to agency policies and work rules including confidentiality, child abuse reporting, and code of ethics.
    7. Keep appropriate documentation of intake victims/residents and discharged victims.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Shelter Advocate-Part Time Resume

Summary : Seeking a challenging opportunity where one will be able to utilize strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with people, which will allow growing personally and professionally.

Skills : Detail Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Data Entry, Administration, Organizational Skills, Customer Service, Critical Thinking.

Description :

    1. Provide crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
    2. Assist victims in strategies of safety planning and providing referrals for community resources.
    3. Processing client Intakes and administering assessments to evaluate the level of safety risk the client is currently in.
    4. Maintaining client records with accuracy and confidentiality as outlined in Federal statutes.
    5. Completion of extensive annual domestic violence, sexual assault, suicide prevention, and stalking training.
    6. Provide victims with tips to ensure safety and provide knowledge to help avoid dangerous situations.
    7. Assist clients presenting with suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
MBA

Jr. Shelter Advocate Resume

Objective : Highly motivated and skilled Human Service Specialist who graciously handles and resolves challenging client issues. Driven to consistently deliver exceptional client support.

Skills : Interpersonal Skills, Written and Verbal Communication, Conceptualizing, Anticipating Consequences, Brainstorming.

Description :

    1. Facilitated a smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout their transitions.
    2. Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
    3. Trained in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental health.
    4. Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
    5. Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
    6. Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
    7. Involved clients' family members in planning social service programs.
    8. Documented psychiatric services and responses to treatment in patient case files.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Sr. Shelter Advocate Resume

Objective : Seeking to utilize experience, education, and knowledge of the social services field to better serve underprivileged populations.

Skills : Ability to Multi-Task, Team Player, Attentive to Details, Computer Skills, Leadership.

Description :

    1. Demonstrate concern for others by listening carefully and without judgment, always treating everyone (adults and children) fairly and with dignity and respect.
    2. Conduct in-takes on new admissions to the shelter by interacting with the main shelter to determine eligibility, welcoming the families and completing the intake packet.
    3. Promote a harmonious communal living arrangement by working with the residents to complete the daily chore list, training all residents while modeling professional work habits.
    4. Maintain the cleanliness of the residential facility by completing and turning in a daily task list and following the regular cleaning schedule posted in the shelter.
    5. Developed a healthy and ethical relationship with clients to assist them with meeting their needs and goals.
    6. Conducted phone screenings and intakes to determine the eligibility for the residential program.
    7. Monitored the daily activities of clients in a twenty-four-hour residential program for victims of Domestic Violence.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA

Shelter Advocate-Liasion Resume

Objective : Achievement-oriented financial professional seeking a position with an organization that values diverse work experiences, excellent communication skills, and initiative in the accomplishment of goals and objectives; with strong spreadsheet, excellent multi-tasking, and organizational skills.

Skills : Type 70 WPM, Microsoft Office, Fast Learner, People Skills.

Description :

    1. Assisted in safety planning, advocacy, referrals, and education for those in crisis.
    2. Completed Intakes and Screenings for residential clients.
    3. Developed a healthy and ethical relationship with clients to assist them with meeting their needs and goals.
    4. Conducted phone screenings and intakes to determine the eligibility for the residential program.
    5. Monitored the daily activities of clients in a twenty-four-hour residential program for victims of Domestic Violence.
    6. Safety planned with clients for the current and future well being.
    7. Negotiated in-house conflicts between residents while maintaining a healthy living environment.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MBA

Shelter Advocate Resume

Headline : Detail Oriented professional with 7 plus years of experience as a Shelter Advocate, is now seeking a position in an environment that will challenge further; while allowing to contribute to the growth and success of this organization.

Skills : Computer Proficiency: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel Languages: Fluent in Spanish and English.

Description :

    1. Crisis stabilization, advocating and arranging, linking, coordinating and securing services with outside agencies for clients needs.
    2. Assist clients with employment needs and assist in resume development, interviews, job search and securing employment.
    3. Empowerment of the client to successfully live in a safe community and recover from the effects of domestic violence.
    4. Instruct/teach the client on various topics of everyday living.
    5. Complete intake forms, goals and objectives on appropriate plans, to be kept in clients file.
    6. Provided crisis intervention, problem-solving advice, education and prevention strategies for women and men in domestic violence situations.
    7. Assessed for risks and provided immediate strategies for safety.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED