FULL TIME and NON EXEMPT
Reports to: Housing Services Coordinator
Schedule of Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Position Remote Eligible: YES
Mandated Reporter: NO
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA), is the only agency in San Mateo County providing crisis intervention and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence and their children, seeks a DV Housing First (DVHF) Mobile Advocate to provide community-based, culturally and linguistically responsive services for domestic violence survivors and their families in San Mateo County.
The purpose of this position is to provide community-based, culturally and linguistically responsive services for domestic violence survivors and their families in San Mateo County. The DVHF Mobile Advocate will provide in-person peer counseling, safety planning, education, risk assessment, and referral to San Mateo County residents experiencing intimate partner violence. The position will also expedite access to CORA’s emergency relocation services and other supportive wrap around services at the community office. This position will work in collaboration with local community leaders, organizations, and residents through proactive engagement to tailor services to meet the needs of the community. This individual will travel to and from the community office and Coni’s House as needed.
The DVHF Mobile Advocate should promote CORA’s culture, building effective relationships both inside and outside the organization that inspire others to action. Knowledge and experience in trauma-informed domestic violence is a strong preference. This individual will have the opportunity to assist in continued program development, create new opportunities for San Mateo County residents to access services, and increase community awareness and understanding of domestic violence through education and outreach. The prospective candidate must share a passion for our mission, be an adaptable, self-reflective, empathetic team player with strong interpersonal skills, and have a desire to support the needs of survivors of intimate partner abuse. The DVHF Mobile Advocate will bring a sophisticated understanding of cultural competency, conflict resolution and demonstrate self-initiative and a genuine interest in professional and personal growth. This individual should also demonstrate interest and proven skill in implementing best practices.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
MANDATED REPORTER STATUS
This position is not subject to mandated reporting under California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). Such a report, including sharing information with another employee who is a mandated reporter position without following "release of confidential information" policies is a breach of confidentiality is a violation of state and federal law and can result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
CORA History and Overview
CORA has provided services to survivors of intimate partner abuse for over 40 years. Our programs include Crisis Intervention Services, including a 24-hour hotline, collaboration with law enforcement, emergency shelter options, and supportive counseling. Family Support Services provides mental health therapy, supportive/transitional housing, and a children’s program. CORA has robust legal services for survivors of domestic violence and provides educational workshops about the dynamics of domestic violence and healthy relationship skills.
CORA is strengths-based, collaborative, accessible, and client-centered. CORA believes that everyone deserves to be treated with respect in their intimate relationships. We provide safety, support and healing to individuals who experience abuse in an intimate relationship and educate the community to break the cycle of domestic violence. Regardless of a survivor’s race, class, gender, sexual orientation, or culture, we save lives and provide an opportunity to begin again.
CORA inspires work of the highest caliber by fostering staff engagement through transparency and inclusion in agency decisions wherever possible. We strive to ensure our policies and communications reflect an appreciation of the impact of social inequities, historical and current, and actively promote healthy relationships amongst staff by demonstrating mutual respect in all our communications.
CORA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We seek diversity with respect to race, color, age, sex, (including breastfeeding and medical conditions related to breastfeeding), religion (including religious dress or grooming practices), national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic characteristics and information, ancestry, marital status, family status, political belief, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), medical condition, military, or veteran status or any other category or status protected by Federal, State or other applicable laws.
All applicants are welcome. Individuals who are bilingual, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and/or survivors of domestic violence are strongly encouraged to apply. The position will remain open until filled.