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Havin, INC. Part-Time Shelter Advocate in Kittanning, Pennsylvania

HAVIN, Armstrong County's Domestic and Sexual Assault Center is seeking a part-time Shelter Advocate. Part-time approximately twenty hours per week. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends, evenings, nights and holidays. HAVIN is an equal opportunity employer. No Phone Calls Please.

  • Shelter Advocate\'s provide coverage of shelter while on duty; including intake and exit process for residents.
  • Provide crisis and information and referral coverage on 24-hour hotline.
  • Supervise operations of the shelter and agency\'s offices including general cleaning, building maintenance and clerical duties.
  • Shelter Advocate\'s provide crisis and ongoing counseling, information and referral to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, individually and in groups.
  • Arrange and/or provide transportation for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Provide child care/supervision.


  • Shelter Advocate\'s MUST be willing to work flexible hours-primarily evening, overnight (midnight to 8am), weekends and holidays.
  • Applicants must be able to walk up and down two flights of stairs, and lift and carry up to thirty pounds.
  • Must have valid PA driver's license.
  • Shelter Advocate\'s will be required to undergo a drug test, criminal, including FBI, and child abuse clearances.
  • Applicant must be able to work independently yet compatibly with others; must be able to work with those in crisis.


  • Specific training and/or knowledge of domestic violence/sexual assault issues.
  • Training and/or experience in crisis intervention or in working with people in residential settings.
  • Successful Shelter Advocate\'s are dependable, organized, self-motivated and team players