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Crisis Advocate - Relief

Cornerstone Advocacy Service



 

Organization Summary:

Cornerstone is a $4.8M agency with approximately 90 employees. We provide specialized services within eleven cities, including Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Edina, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, and Minneapolis. Our organization serves individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking, with office locations in Bloomington, Minneapolis, and Brooklyn Center. Cornerstone has developed one of the most comprehensive service continuums for victims of violence in Minnesota. Our services are designed to move individuals and families from crisis to safety, stabilization and security. Last year approximately 4,000 individuals accessed Cornerstone programming. We are committed to providing opportunities for others to partner with us in this work and to convey, as a community, zero-tolerance for violence. 


(www.cornerstonemn.org)

 
Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Human Services and/or Youth Development
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Part Time Salary: DOQ
Hours: Relief - As Needed - On Call 
 

Primary Duties:

The Crisis Advocate will provide support to clients, children and families who are in need of emergency and support services. This support will be offered to those who call the crisis line and those who come to Cornerstone after an accurate assessment has been completed. The Crisis advocate will also utilize the Day One process to ensure access to safety for all who call Cornerstone. 

 

  • Provide crisis line support and referral through Day One as necessary.
  • Maintain confidentiality and a professional manner at all times.
  • Process new intakes and ensure all paperwork is appropriately completed and apprise new clients of necessary information for living in the shelter.
  • Provide emergency transportation; provide needed household supplies and food to clients.
  • Call in new intakes and exits to voicemail to housing coordinator.
  • Keep house laundry current and units cleaned after exit of a family.
  • Maintain office files with updated and sufficient forms for intake and exit.
  • Spend time with shelter clients to provide comfort and a listening presence.
  • Inform maintenance staff and supervisor of maintenance needs in the shelter area.
  • Attend staff meetings and training as requested.

Experience:

Associate Degree preferred; experience in crisis intervention, preferably with women and children experiencing violence in their lives; knowledge of resources and how to access them; ability to work independently and make decisions under pressure; experience working with a diverse population; must have access to a reliable car, a valid Minnesota driver’s license and proof of ongoing automobile insurance.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities and those who may be Deaf/Hard of Hearing, to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use manual dexterity for use of objects, tools or controls as well as visual acuity. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The employee should always request assistance if any object needs to be lifted and the employee feels that their capabilities are such that the specific item to be lifted is beyond the employees abilities. No employee should attempt to lift more than what is comfortable for them. If such a situation should arise the employee should notify their supervisor to find help with lifting any item regardless of weight if the object to be lifted is awkward or difficult to lift in any way.    


 

Additional Info:

Cornerstone strives for a fully inclusive work environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, familial or marital status, and/or with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic. The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of this position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Cornerstone is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. 


How To Apply:

Please E-Mail your cover letter & resume to:

                 jobs@cornerstonemn.org 

No agencies; No walk-ins; No phone calls please

 


 

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