Lead Rapid Rehousing (RRH) Advocate
Job ID 6675 // Posted March 5, 2022

Position Title:                        Lead Rapid Rehousing (RRH) Advocate

Reports To:                           Programs & Housing Manager

Major Function:                   To provide housing case management, advocacy, resources, and crisis intervention to survivors of domestic violence and their children.

 

Illustrative Duties:

  • Provide support, advocacy, crisis intervention, case management, and resources to survivors of domestic violence following the empowerment-based advocacy model.
  • Carry an assigned caseload and meet with participants on a regular basis to provide resources, advocacy, and ongoing safety planning.
  • Take on additional housing caseloads when other CASA housing team members are out of the office.
  • Review the Rapid Rehousing budget and keep track of all expenditures for the program.
  • Complete ongoing file reviews with housing staff to ensure forms are completed properly, documentation is accurate in Osnium, and quality services are provided to survivors.
  • Complete all required paperwork, data entry, and monthly reports in a timely manner.
  • Work with participants to assist them in assessing their housing needs/goals and help them develop and implement a plan to achieve their goals. Provide ongoing case management and follow up.
  • Complete housing assessments with survivors.
  • Coordinate transportation for survivors to necessary appointments related to their housing search in CASA vehicles or planning routes to utilize the bus system.
  • Provide participants with information about the Victim Compensation Program and the Address Confidentiality Program, and assist them with applying as needed.
  • Advocate with other community agencies on participant’s behalf at the survivors request.
  • Facilitate or coordinate support groups/empowerment-based workshops as requested by the Programs & Housing Manager.
  • Attend housing inspections with the survivor.
  • Assist participants as needed during their move into permanent housing in collaboration with other housing advocates and volunteers.
  • Assist with the HUD annual performance report.
  • Assists in training new housing advocates/volunteers.
  • Monitor advocacy service delivery for compliance with grant requirements.
  • Prepares reports and maintains records of statistics.
  • As needed, attend and participate in case conferences, staff meetings, trainings, community meetings, and presentations.
  • Provide backup to the DV hotline as needed.
  • Provide backup and assistance to any program areas as requested by management.
  • Assist in documenting and entering staff training hours into database.
  • Complete special projects and all other duties as assigned.

General:

  • Understand and abide by CASA’s Policies.
  • Attend staff meetings and case conferences.
  • Assist with training and supervision of volunteers and interns.
  • Complete all necessary annual training hours.
  • Post all scheduled meetings and commitments on your Outlook Calendar.
  • Agree to work a flexible schedule when required.
  • Complete special projects and presentations as requested.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Two years of college education or 2 years of equivalent related work, educational, volunteer, or life experience preferred or a minimum of one-year proven success in a current CASA direct service position.
  • Experience working with survivors of domestic violence or other social services experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current community resources and have the ability to maintain working relationships with agencies.
  • Agree to drive agency vehicles as needed.
  • Ability to function independently and work cooperatively as a member of a team.
  • Possess a valid Florida State Drivers License to be verified annually.
  • Possess the ability to climb stairs and lift at least 50 pounds.
  • Agree to participate in a background check upon employment.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends when needed
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