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We are here to help you. If you’ve come to our website, perhaps you or someone you know needs help. Maybe you’ve just been raped, maybe you were attacked or assaulted, maybe you’ve had an abusive partner, or maybe something happened a while back that you are just now ready to confront. No matter how scared, hurt, angry, humiliated, or desperate you may feel right now, you need to know that this is not your fault.You did not ask to be abused. You did not ask to be assaulted or attacked. No one asks for this, and no one deserves to be treated this way.

Despite the confusing emotions you may be experiencing, there is one thing you can be sure of – there are people here to empower you. AWARE is here to help you heal. You have just taken the first, and possibly the hardest, step; you’ve turned to somebody for help. We can provide you with free assistance, counseling, and support, and empower you to begin living a violence-free life.

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Aware is currently accepting resumes for a full time Shelter Advocate position, hours could be 3rd shift 12am-8am or 2nd shift 4pm to 12am.
This position is responsible for providing client-centered, non-judgmental, and culturally responsive crisis advocacy and support services to adult survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children.
A Few of the Key Functions:
• Respond to 24-hour crisis hotline, crisis intervention, emotional support, safety planning, and information and referral services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
• Provide face-to-face, voluntary intervention and support on an emergency basis to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families. Services shall be provided at non-traditional safe locations such as hospitals, police stations, etc.
• Provide, assist and/or advocate on behalf of clients and their dependent children to link clients with community systems to secure counseling, legal advocacy, housing, employment/financial assistance, health related assistance, transportation or other services related to gaining independence.
• Work with Director of Shelter Operations to ensure safe operations of shelter facility.
• High school diploma or GED required; college experience/degree preferred, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Previous experience working in domestic violence and/or sexual assault program, or other human service agency preferred.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to issues related to domestic and sexual violence
• Must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license.
No phone calls please. EOE.
Please send resumes and cover letter to ATTN: SeQuita Brown via email at sbrown@awareshelter.org.
Resumes are being accepted until the position is filled.

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