Hotline Advocate (Part-Time, Saturday & Sunday 8Am-4Pm & 4Pm-12Am AND Full-Time, Monday-Friday 4Pm-12Am) Bi-Lingual Required

The Spring Of Tampa Bay Tampa , FL 33602

Posted 6 months ago

Hotline Advocate (Full Time) Monday thru Friday (Some Weekends) 4pm-12am

Full time Hotline Advocate is to be responsible for the following:

  • Providing advocacy, information, community referrals and counseling to Hotline callers

  • Answers the crisis Hotline, assesses for safety and assists callers with accessing shelter services, as needed.

  • Provides assistance with processing intake forms to include safety planning and lethality assessment scale.

  • Maintains required documentation, intake information, notes as needed in database and compiling reports.Requires:

  • One (1) year of related social service experience, with knowledge of community resources

  • Eligible to be sworn in as a Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court

  • Working knowledge of MS Office products (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel)

  • Bachelor's Degree in behavior science preferred

  • Must be Bilingual in English-Spanish

  • Specialized or technical educational requirements:

Obtain Core Competency certification prior to having direct contact with participants.
16 hours of training each year there after regarding the dynamics of domestic violence and intervention.

  • Must be able to pass a Level II background screening and drug screening

The Spring of Tampa Bay is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace: EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY The Spring of Tampa Bay does not discriminate by reason of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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