Employment

Children’s Advocate (Non-Exempt)

Summary:  To provide advocacy and support to residents and their children in shelter.

Knowledge and Skills:   Ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds and diverse points of view.  Outstanding communication skills, flexibility in responding to unique situations, and demonstrated oral and written communication skills.  Demonstrated conflict resolution skills

Education and Work Experience:  Degree in Human Services or related field preferred.  Thorough understanding of domestic violence required.   At least 1 year of experience in a position requiring a high degree of independent judgment and problem solving.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answers crisis calls, explains options, and assists in getting residents and children to safety.
  • Plans and facilitates activities and support groups for children in shelter.
  • Provides crisis intervention and advocacy for children and their guardians in all Friendship Home programs.
  • Processes requests for shelter and assists in the process of getting a resident and their children to safety.
  • Completes in-take and exit procedures with new shelter residents.
  • Provides transportation to residents.
  • Provides basic education regarding the dynamics of domestic violence, the impact on children, non-violent parenting, etc.
  • Meets regularly with guardians in shelter to assist with goal setting, resources, and other assistance for their children.
  • Documents case files to record interactions with guardians and their children.
  • Assists in problem solving and conflict resolution among residents.
  • Provides referrals and completes reports as needed to outside agencies.
  • Utilizes the Match Program for children in shelter.
  • Participates in the training of shelter staff and volunteers regarding children and domestic violence.
  • Acts as a liaison between children’s schools and the guardians in shelter.
  • Ensures adherence to shelter rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains statistical records as part of the Agency’s Program Evaluation system.
  • Makes educational/informational presentations to interested community groups.
  • Assists in picking up in-kind and tangible donations as needed.
  • Assists residents in moving to transitional units or to permanent residences.
  • Assists with special projects and tasks as assigned by the Program Coordinator.

This is a full-time position (40 hours a week) and the schedule may include evenings and weekends.

 

On Call Advocate

Overview:  To provide support and advocacy services, on an on-call basis, designed to empower residents and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Knowledge and Skills:  Ability to work with and advocate for individuals with diverse backgrounds and diverse points of view.  Ability to handle multiple job duties, flexibility in responding to unique situations, demonstrated oral and written communication skills.  Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.

Education and Work Experience:  A degree in Human Services or related field preferred. Thorough understanding of domestic violence required. At least 1 year of experience in a position requiring a high degree of independent judgment and problem solving.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answers crisis calls, explains options, and assists in getting residents and children to safety.
  • Completes in-take and exit procedures with shelter residents.
  • Provides crisis intervention and advocacy to residents in all shelter programs.
  • Provides basic education regarding the dynamics of domestic violence, the impact on children, non-violent parenting techniques, etc.
  • Assists residents with goal setting, advocacy, referrals, and other assistance.
  • Provides advocacy and follow-up as needed with outside agencies.
  • Reviews program logs and documents interactions with residents.
  • Maintains records and statistics as part of the Agency’s Program Evaluation system.
  • Assists in problem solving and conflict resolution among residents.
  • Participates in the cleaning and minor maintenance of the shelters and transitional units.
  • Responds to requests for assistance or supplies from shelter residents.
  • Assist with special projects and tasks as assigned by the Program Coordinator.

The On-Call Advocate will accept shifts on an as-needed basis, both in advance and on short-notice, working a minimum of one shift per month. The On-Call Advocate also signs up to be available (e.g. able to work if needed) for overnight shifts at least five times per month. You will be compensated for this back-up coverage.

To be considered for any of these two positions, please email your resume and cover letter to amyv@friendshiphome.org for the quickest response.

You can also mail your resume and cover letter to:

Friendship Home
Attn: Amy V.
P.O. Box 85358
Lincoln, NE 68501-5358

 

Facilities Assistant

Summary:  To oversee the efficient operation and maintenance of the shelter buildings and grounds.

Knowledge and Skills: Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle multiple job duties.  Knowledge of domestic violence helpful.  Ability to stand, climb stairs and step stools, walk, run, bend, and stoop for long periods of time.  Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Education and Work Experience:  High school equivalency required.  At least 2 years’ experience in building maintenance and food/supply purchase desired.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitors storage procedures to meet health and safety requirements.
  • Ensures the mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems are operating properly.
  • Provides preventative maintenance for emergency shelter building systems.
  • Facilitates maintenance and emergency repairs as required.
  • Maintains efficient operation of the communal shelter and single family shelter units.
  • Organizes and oversees volunteers in performing maintenance tasks.
  • Ensures that systems are operable and adequate supplies are on-hand in transitional shelters.
  • Performs periodic safety inspections of all facilities.
  • Arranges for service calls and coordinates repairs at transitional shelters.
  • Assists with in-kind donation program by arranging for pick-up, delivery and/or distribution.
  • Maintains purchase orders and receipts to ensure accurate and timely reporting.
  • Builds long-term relationships with volunteers, donors, and vendors.
  • Picks up Food Bank items and donations when needed.

This is a full-time position (40 hours a week).

To be considered for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to janec@friendshiphome.org for the quickest response.

You can also mail your resume and cover letter to:

Friendship Home
Attn: Jane C.
P.O. Box 85358
Lincoln, NE 68501-5358