Children’s Program Volunteer
We currently have openings for volunteers in our Children’s Program. Hours for this position are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7:30. Our program requires a 3 month commitment from our volunteers working with the Children’s Program (unless another arrangement is mutually agreed upon by the volunteer, the Volunteer Coordinator, and the Executive Director). Ruby’s Place requires all volunteers to attend Volunteer Orientation before volunteering. Please email Pouneh@rubysplace.org with your completed volunteer application if you are interested in applying or for more information on this position.
Shelter Advocate (Full-time/Part-time)
The function of the Shelter Advocate is to provide necessary shift coverage for the overall operation and function of Ruby’s Place shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homelessness. Additionally, the Shelter Advocate will provide support and assistance to Case Management staff. The Shelter Advocate will report to the Shelter Coordinator.
- Monitor the shelter program during the day, evening, and/or overnight shifts.
- Provide general information and referral to hotline callers.
- Perform telephone screening and intake for potential clients.
- Basic maintenance and cleaning tasks (cleaning, chore supervision, stocking, and general supply inventory.
- Assist with data entry, filing and additional clerical duties.
- Other assigned responsibilities.
- Transport clients to legal, social services and other case management related appointments.
- Provide confidential, holistic, client-centered, trauma-informed services.
- Conduct individual and group counseling and other activities for the women and children in the shelter.
- Orients new residents to shelter facilities.
- Assist with general shelter operations.
- Other duties as assigned by the Shelter Coordinator
The Shelter Advocate shall be a person with an Associates degree in social services or enrolled in similar program at an accredited four year College/University and shall possess experience in crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, and client advocacy. Previous work in a domestic violence and or homeless setting providing direct services to women with children is preferred. Experience may be substituted for the education requirement. The Shelter Advocate will possess an understanding of the dynamics of abusive relationships and a commitment to preventing violence in the home, knowledge of Trauma Informed Care as well as an understanding of, and sensitivity to, serving diverse populations. The State mandated 40-hour Domestic Violence counselor certification is required. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must possess a valid CA driver’s license, proof of insurance, and be approved by Ruby’s Place insurance as a driver. Fingerprints and background check required.
Works in a well-ventilated and properly lit office but mostly works in the indoor and outdoor program area conducting and supervising client activities. Must be able to stand for long periods of time and perform physical activities. Occasional travel required. May be required to lift up to 50 lbs. Subject to frequent interruptions. Must be able to multi-task, and handle stress. Frequent interaction with clients, staff, families, volunteers, and service providers.
Ability to follow oral and written directions. Must be flexible, creative and take initiative in handling emergencies. Compassion and understanding for people in crisis. Strong administrative, interpersonal and communications skills. Willingness to further education
Ability to write business correspondence, reports and applications. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and individuals.
Ability to problem solve with clients and co-workers towards accomplishing client case management goals, program goals and objectives, and funding requirements.
Ruby’s Place is committed to the implementation of an Affirmative Action Policy and the Americans with Disability Policy in its recruitment selection and placement of all personnel and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Email cover letter and resume to Hellena Ruiz, Shelter Coordinator: email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
YOU ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE A MANDATED REPORTER TO ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES.
NO SERVICES MAY BE RENDERED FOR CLIENTS AT ANY TIME, WHETHER DURING NORMAL WORKING HOURS OR AFTER HOURS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL A CLIENT OR THEIR FAMILY ENGAGE YOU FOR PERSONAL SERVICES.
Ruby’s Place is always accepting volunteer applications. Volunteer applications are kept on file for when there is an opening. If your qualifications meet our current needs we will be in touch. All applicants who are minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the hours of service. If interested, please feel free to fill out the volunteer application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at our office location.