Shelter Advocate

Kings Community Action Organization Hanford , CA 93231

Posted 2 months ago

Length of work year: Continuous 12-months

Employment Type: On-Call

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation: Min.13.07/hour - Max.15.49/hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled


Join Kings Community Action Organization (KCAO) and make a difference in Kings County, CA as a Shelter Advocate. KCAO envisions a future where all people in Kings County are able to live with dignity, have access to available resources and have the opportunity, motivation and ability to live economically productive and satisfying lives.

Our Mission: Working as a team, KCAO will seek and provide programs that develop self-sufficiency in individuals, families, and communities within Kings County.

Our Vision: Kings County residents and communities will achieve self-sufficiency through the high quality and client-focused programs of KCAO.

We are a private nonprofit helping people and changing lives in Kings County since 1967. Do you see yourself as part of our team of passionate, committed, and caring people?


The Shelter Advocate will model an outstanding customer service to all stakeholders and is under the supervision of the Shelter Coordinator. The Shelter Advocate assumes responsibility for the provision of services to homeless Victims of Domestic Violence and Generally Homeless.


Shelter Advocate Support Functions:

  • Oversee shelter operations including daily maintenance, meals, and coordination of activities for both women and children.

  • Provide resource information and referral to shelter clients.

  • Enforce shelter rules and regulations, including providing verbal and written reprimand when clients are out of compliance.

  • Provide stabilizing influence in family stress situations, to include modeling appropriate parenting, cohabitating, and cleaning instruction.

  • Receive after hour calls for shelter placement of domestic violence victims.

  • Receive, organize, maintain, and distribute inventory of donated household and personal items.

  • Complete reports as required.

  • Attend staff meetings and training as required.

  • Perform other responsibilities as needed.

Other duties as assigned:

  • Follow safety protocol and standards.

  • Assist Manager and Director as required/requested.

  • Participate in staff meetings and attend other meetings and seminars as directed.


  • High school diploma (or equivalent) with Two years relevant experience as an advocate, case manager or similar position, in a residential or crisis intervention setting involving services for domestic abuse survivors, traumatized populations (including children), or related experience;


  • Training and experience which would provide the skills, language, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position.


  • Associates Degree in Social Services or related field.

KCAO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace

KCAO participates in the E-Verify program that electronically confirms an employee's authorization to work in the United States that complies with the I-9 form.

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