Gulf Coast Center For
Nonviolence

Employment Opportunities

If you'd like to apply for any of the open positions, please send your resume to: jobs@gccfn.org or fax to 228-435-0513 Attn: Kim. EOE.

POSITION: RESIDENTIAL ADVISOR

STATUS: Non-exempt

WAGE PER HOUR: $10.89

LOCATION: Biloxi

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Senior Residential Advisor

HOURS: Full-time varied daily, evening and overnight work schedule with eight (8), sixteen (16) and/or twenty-four (24) hour shifts. Position requires
work during weekends and holidays.

SUMMARY: Responsible for oversight of emergency domestic violence shelter, client admissions, and crisis line coverage.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED. Minimum of 2 years of experience in a residential setting preferred.

Ability to work within agency mission, philosophy and policies/procedures.

Must be able to work effectively with diverse groups of clients, staff and individuals in the community.

Must have a reliable vehicle and meet agency driving policy requirements, including a valid driver license and proof of required automobile insurance. Travel may be
required.

Knowledge of interpersonal violence and community resources.

Ability to work with minimal supervision, handle multiple projects simultaneously, multi-task, be self-motivated and confident, and work independently as well as in a team environment.

Proficient in Microsoft Office.

DUTIES:

Shelter Duties

  • Answer all calls coming into the Center including: crisis, information and service calls for all agency programs; office correspondence; and community referrals.
  • Complete enrollment documents and orientation with all new residents upon admission.
  • Provide support for all residents of the shelter
  • Refer residents to the counselor when in crisis or as needed.
  • Ensure that clients adhere to shelter procedures.
  • Address and document any shelter procedure violations; refer more serious violations to the Senior Residential Advisor or Client Services Manager.
  • Refer residents requesting parenting education to Client Services Manager
  • Maintain the following documentation/logs: RA log , RA daily checklist, call log, medication log, incident reports and enrollment paperwork
  • Monitor the shelter residents’ self-administration of medication and report any concerns or problems to appropriate staff.
  • Perform safety and security rounds per required schedule.
  • Assess security/safety concerns of shelter residents and make recommendations for heightened security status
  • Prepare resident chore list.
  • Provide necessary supplies and clothing to shelter residents
  • Conduct inventory of shelter supplies and restock as needed. Notify supervisor of supply needs.
  • Conduct inventory of all shelter forms and make copies as needed.
  • Maintain cleanliness of shelter office and monitor cleanliness of shelter areas
  • Report maintenance needs and/or repairs to Senior Residential Advisor.
  • Oversee client discharges from the shelter and make appropriate referrals for continued services

Other Duties

  • Participate in hurricane evacuation and facility preparation.
  • In case of emergencies and extreme circumstances, will be required to assist with 24-hour shelter coverage.
  • Work in conjunction with other program components and staff to ensure effective communication of agency and client concerns, recommendations, and needs.

Agency Compliance

  • Maintain comprehensive and organized files utilizing the automated data and case management system, APRICOT.
  • Adhere to the agency’s confidentiality policies, maintaining a high level standard of confidentiality
  • Report any known or suspected child abuse to immediate supervisor
  • Report any suspicious activity or persons
  • Attend and participate in agency staff meetings and trainings
  • Report to work on time as scheduled
  • Maintain a valid driver license and proof of required automobile insurance
  • Perform all other duties and/or participate in special projects as assigned by direct supervisor or Chief Executive Officer.

POSITION: COURT ADVOCATE – FULL TIME

STATUS: Non-exempt

WAGE PER HOUR: $14.48

LOCATION: Porter/Hancock

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Chief Justice Officer

HOURS: Full-Time 40-hour work week Monday -Friday, some evening and weekend work will be required.

SUMMARY: Position provides court advocacy and support services to victims of interpersonal violence.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: High school graduate. One (1) year experience or training in areas of criminal justice and/or victim services. Excellent verbal skills and ability to collect accurate information in writing.

Ability to work within agency mission, philosophy and policies/procedures.

Ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment.

Must be able to work effectively with diverse group of clients, staff and individuals in the criminal justice systems.

Ability to work diplomatically in order to gain and maintain professional relationships with court officials and law enforcement.

Must have a reliable vehicle and meet agency driving policy requirements, including a valid driver license and proof of required automobile insurance. Travel required.

Must have knowledge of community resources and be proficient in Microsoft Office.

DUTIES:

Court Advocacy

  • Attend assigned court sessions and non-scheduled court accompaniments.
  • Maintain a visible, professional and accessible presence in court environment.
  • Identify victims of domestic violence attending court and establish contact.
  • Provide information to attendant victims regarding judicial process and court personnel.
  • Provide information regarding services and resources available to victims.
  • Monitor court action and collect data in correct format.
  • Liaison with court and law enforcement personnel
  • Expedite referral to offender program (DVIP)
  • Assist in training new advocates in the field.
  • Provide appropriate referrals and community resources to victims.
  • Assist victims with developing safety plans, filling out protection order petitions, Crime Victims Compensation packets and explaining Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights.
  • Accompany victims as requested to non-scheduled court events such as protection order hearings.
  • Work in conjunction with all other program components and staff to ensure effective communication of all client concerns, recommendations, and needs.
  • Receive, return and record all incoming phone calls

POSITION: OUTREACH ADVOCATE ( Hancock County)

STATUS: Non-exempt

WAGE PER HOUR: $14.86

LOCATION: Porter/Hancock

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Chief Justice Officer

HOURS: Full-Time 40-hour work week Monday -Friday, some evening and weekend work will be required.

SUMMARY: Position provides court advocacy and support services to victims of interpersonal violence. Position oversees Community Coordinated Response Teams to involve communities in addressing domestic violence. Acts as designated contact person for assigned office location.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: High school graduate. One (1) year experience or training in areas of criminal justice and/or victim services. Excellent verbal skills and ability to collect accurate information in writing.

Ability to work within agency mission, philosophy and policies/procedures.

Ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment.

Must be able to work effectively with diverse group of clients, staff and individuals in the criminal justice systems.

Ability to work diplomatically in order to gain and maintain professional relationships with court officials and law enforcement.

Must have a reliable vehicle and meet agency driving policy requirements, including a valid driver license and proof of required automobile insurance. Travel required.

Must have knowledge of community resources and be proficient in Microsoft Office.

DUTIES:

Court Advocacy

  • Attend assigned court sessions and non-scheduled court accompaniments.
  • Maintain a visible, professional and accessible presence in court environment.
  • Identify victims of domestic violence attending court and establish contact.
  • Provide information to attendant victims regarding judicial process and court personnel.
  • Provide information regarding services and resources available to victims.
  • Monitor court action and collect data in correct format.
  • Liaison with court and law enforcement personnel
  • Expedite referral to offender program (DVIP)
  • Train new advocates in the field.
  • Provide appropriate referrals and community resources to victims.
  • Assist victims with developing safety plans, filling out protection order petitions, Crime Victims Compensation packets and explaining Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights.
  • Accompany victims as requested to non-scheduled court events such as protection order hearings.
  • Work in conjunction with all other program components and staff to ensure effective communication of all client concerns, recommendations, and needs.
  • Receive, return and record all incoming phone calls
  • Maintain the assigned office phone log and report totals at the end of the month to designated staff member.

Coordinated Community Response

  • Obtain local crime/violence statistics.
  • Identify potential community partners.
  • Coordinate quarterly Coordinated Community Response (CCR) team meetings.
  • Develop CCR Policies and Practices with CCR team utilizing the Duluth Model as an example.
  • Provide and coordinate intensive trainings for CCR team and community regarding domestic violence.
  • Research, track and report on city, state, and federal legislative issues regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide.
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