Hope House of South Central Wisconsin Inc
    Job Description

    Hope House of South Central WI, Inc. is accepting applications for Advocates to work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Advocates respond to the immediate health and safety of clients, provide supportive counseling to improve clients coping skills, overall functioning and ability to make decisions during stressful times, and provides other emergency services that are intended to restore the client’s sense of dignity and self-esteem. The Advocate provides immediate access to trauma-informed direct services. Clients include primary and secondary victims/survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence. The Advocate works individually and as part of the team to promote an atmosphere that encourages safety and self-sufficiency.  Advocates also work in cooperation with other staff to ensure consistent delivery of case management and support services in shelter, including ensuring that the shelter is safe, clean, well-functioning and properly maintained. 

    Pay Range is $17.00 to $22.00 per hour. Hope House also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: health, dental, vision, 401(k) with employer match, short/long term disability, life insurance, flexible spending account for pre-tax elections for eligible medical and dependent care, an Employee Assistance Program and paid time off for full-time employees.

    Desired Qualifications:   
    • A bachelor’s degree is required, master’s degree is preferred, and four years of professionally supervised experience related to the position; or any combination of experience and education equivalent to the above.
    • Experience with Motivational Interviewing and Substance Abuse Certificate preferred.
    • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality is essential.
    • Ability and motivation to communicate in respectful, compassionate, culturally-competent.
    • Competence and alertness to safety issues; ability to respond calmly and effectively to unexpected situations and crisis. 
    • Must demonstrate judgment, tact and diplomacy when interfacing with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ability to maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with supervisor, co-workers and volunteers.
    • Highly organized and detail focused; ability to multi-task while achieving results and deadlines with a positive attitude and professional demeanor. Solid time management skills, self-starter and creative problem solver. Demonstrates “Can do” attitude, enthusiasm and flexibility.
    • Self-motivated and self-directed, demonstrates high level of initiative and ability to perform with limited supervision.
    • Excellent written and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to use standard office equipment (computer, fax, copier, etc.)
    • Demonstrated ability to use software applications including MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
    • Must pass background check
    • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license, access to vehicle and proof of auto insurance coverage is required
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

    To apply:
    Fill out the attached job application in addition to supplying a cover letter with salary requirements, current resume, contact information for three professional references and a 1-page statement of your understanding of domestic violence and sexual assault to:

    Hope House
    P.O. Box 557
    Baraboo, WI 53913

    Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.  Advocates will be required to provide those services listed as second and third level priorities immediately.  Once an advocate is fully trained they will be deemed response ready, and will assume responsibilities listed as first level priorities in addition to those tasks they are already performing.

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