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Part Time Shelter Advocate (social work)

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Des Moines Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

Part-time Shelter Advocate

Catholic Charities is currently accepting applications for its Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault shelter.  Under the supervision of the Shelter Coordinator, provides crisis intervention, support services, and shelter coverage for domestic and sexual violence victims.

  • Provides emotional support to shelter guests and demonstrates sensitivity and supports those in crisis and is non-judgmental and tactful in words and actions.
  • Intervenes in crisis situations, using approved methods promoting the safety of all residents.
  • Communicates with supervisor and designated staff regarding pertinent client issues.
  • Provides referrals to community resources.
  • Conducts intakes with new clients to include reviewing shelter policies, tours of the facility, completing intake paperwork and providing needed personal supplies.
  • Monitors supplies such as bedding, towels, pillows, etc.; prepares rooms for new clients.
  • Monitors the facility for safety and cleanliness.
  • Conducts client exit interviews, when necessary.
  • Assists in the maintenance and upkeep of the shelter facility.

High School Diploma or equivalent with 6 months to 1 year of experience working in a residential facility, shelter, or similar environment. College courses in human relations, social work or similar field desired. 


The following shifts are currently available: 


Thursday 1-8pm

Friday 1-8pm

Saturday 2-8pm

Saturday 8pm - Sunday 8am

Job Details

Date Posted May 11, 2018
Date Closes June 10, 2018
Address 300 West Broadway
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Work At Phoenix House
Job Type Part-time Employee
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Start Date Immediately
SOC Category 21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Zipcode 51503

This job requires the following skills

  • Sexual Harassment Awareness
  • Facility Management
  • Crisis Prevention
  • Incident Safety Specialist
  • Social Worker