Family Advocate - YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region

Family Advocate

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Under general supervision, this position provides program and support services to participants of the Transitional Living Center (TLC) and Rapid Rehousing tenants (RRH). Performs as a supervisor ‘on call’ on a rotating basis.  This position is grant funded. Continuation of position is contingent upon the availability of grant funds.

Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred, in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling or related field.

Two (2) years related work experience (or additional education) required.

Knowledge of assessment and intervention methods relating to substance abuse, domestic violence, youth at risk, and homeless issues preferred.  Must be able to meet varied work schedule to meet the needs of the TLC, including serving as TLC supervisor ‘on call’ on a rotational basis.  Must be skilled and respectful in working with people of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.  Must have ability to be objective but caring when dealing with problems of others. Must be flexible, creative and willing to accept new assignments as program develops and adapt to time and funding level changes. Excellent verbal/written communication and crisis intervention skills required.  Must be organized and able to handle multiple tasks at same time and work under pressure, with continual interruptions.  Must be able to work independently and autonomously. Must be able to solve problems and make sound judgments and decisions.  Bilingual capabilities in English/Spanish preferred.   Hands-on, working knowledge with PC operation, as well as MS Software applications.  CPR and First Aid Certification to be obtained within one months of employment with the YWCA and maintained throughout tenure as well as van certification.  Must have access to vehicle and possess valid driver’s license and sufficient liability insurance.

 Anticipated Benefits
YWCA Membership and Program Discounts
Basic Life Insurance
Medical, Dental, and Vision