Current Openings

Shelter Advocate (Full Time)

Aware is currently accepting resumes for a full time Shelter Advocate position, 3rd Shift 12am-8am. 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.

Qualifications:
• 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.


Shelter Advocate (Part Time)

AWARE, Inc. seeks a part-time, motivated Shelter Advocate to work in the 24-hour Domestic Violence Shelter as part of a team. Duties include: Providing crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to callers on the agency’s 24-hour crisis hotline, providing support and programming to shelter residents, documenting services provided, and some administrative duties. Some lifting and climbing of stairs is required. High School Diploma is required, bachelor’s degree preferred.

The Shelter Advocate position starts at $9.50 per hour with a midnight shift premium. Applicant must be available to work some weekends, holidays and third shift. Applicant must pass a DHS background check and a Michigan State Police Department Criminal history background check.

No phone calls please. EOE. Please send resume and cover letter to ATTN: Angelita Valasco Gunn, AWARE, Inc. P.O. Box 1526, Jackson, MI 49204-1526, email to agunn@awareshelter.org or fax to 517-990-6769. Applications are being accepted until position is filled.


Maintenance Worker (Part Time)

AWARE Inc. is seeking a Maintenance worker. The position is contractual and from 10-20 hours per week. This position is responsible for day to day maintenance of AWARE Inc.’s emergency shelter and operated facilities.

Must have maintenance experience and be able to demonstrate familiarity with general plumbing, mechanical, electrical, painting, and other common maintenance areas. Having experience with occupancy laws & ordinances strongly preferred. Must respect and be sensitive to the confidentiality of clients. Must have a valid driver’s license and car insurance as well as be able to pass agencies security clearance and a background check.

No phone calls please. EOE. Please send resume and cover letter to ATTN: Angelita Valasco Gunn, AWARE, Inc. P.O. Box 1526, Jackson, MI 49204-1526, email to agunn@awareshelter.org or fax to 517-990-6769. Applications are being accepted until position is filled.