The Housing Advocate provides case management, crisis counseling, safety planning, community referrals, building life skills, education/employment plans, and financial literacy, and domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking education to individuals and families residing in the YWCA Silicon Valley's community-based housing programs.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Manage a caseload of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking; assess housing and service needs, arrange, coordinate and monitor the delivery of individualized services, develop goal plan to assist them in maintaining permanent housing.
Conduct comprehensive, needs assessments to collect psycho-social, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information as appropriate to develop a case plan, using strength-based, cultural competent approaches, to assist the survivor in maintaining housing.
Monitor and document progress of clients on a minimum monthly basis, determining quality and effectiveness of services provided.