Women's Advocate - Rose of Lima (part-time, weekend day shift)

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 6 months ago(3/16/2020 4:49 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Social Services/Direct Client Services
USD $17.48/Hr.


$17.48 per hour. This is a part-time, weekend, day-shift position (16 hours per week). This shift is Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm.


Program Description

Rose of Lima House provides permanent, supportive housing (PSH) to formerly homeless women in a respectful, community focused environment. We seek to encourage independence and provide women with the tools to move out of homelessness, permanently. Many of our tenants suffer from chronic and acute mental illness, addiction issues, and trauma. Rose House is located at Bakhita Gardens, a building that also houses Noel House Programs, which provides shelter and related services for homeless women in several locations. Residents receive tailored supportive services and Life Skills training in an environment that fosters a real sense of shared experience and mutual support. By providing a safe and nurturing place for women to heal, Rose of Lima House affords women the opportunity to regain dignity, restore relationships, and transition from homelessness to safe, stable and permanent housing. Program services include therapeutic case management, mental health counseling, resource referrals, community meals and activities, and a Life Skills program featuring workshops, guest speakers, outings and service projects. Rose of Lima House is part of a continuum of care for homeless women that includes emergency shelter and survival services available through Noel House Programs.


Position Description

Women’s Advocates are responsible for providing some direct services to our tenants, including front desk administration, janitorial, cooking or meal prep.   


Direct service

  • Model interpersonal and living skills for clients
  • Explain and enforce building and program rules
  • Maintain and safe and comfortable environment
  • Coordinate with in-house social service team, make referrals for service, and follow-up as needed
  • Maintain and safe and comfortable environment
  • Participate with residents in community meal preparation and cleanup

Provide janitorial support

  • Removal of residential and commercial trash and recycling
  • Clean common area floors and bathrooms as appropriate
  • Assist tenants with the cleanliness of their apartments
  • Clean spills of in common areas

Front Desk Administration

  • Data entry
  • Pack and prepare kits for distribution to all tenants
  • Maintain organization of common areas
  • Greet tenants and visitors, assuring they sign in properly, and maintain the safety of the first floor

Coordinate with Noel House Staff and Program Volunteers

  • Coordinate closely with Noel House Advocates and other staff to ensure security of building and to build cooperative relationship between the two programs
  • Work collaboratively with volunteers and assist them to resolve difficult situations with residents

General Responsibilities

  • Work as a team with other staff, as well as independently without direct supervision
  • Attend staff meetings, workshops, retreats, and in-service classes as provided
  • Maintain accurate record of hours worked and turn in timesheets on schedule
  • Contribute to and support a positive, team-oriented work environment; participate with other staff members in group decision-making process
  • Maintain cleanliness and order at advocate station
  • Inform supervisors of facilities and tenant-related issues


  • Minimum of of six months of social service
  • Understanding the issues that homeless women face
  • Demonstrate problem-solving/issue assessment skills, and/or crisis intervention or conflict mediation skills
  • Basic computer skills with ability to maintain accurate records
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Must have a reliable phone or voicemail service
  • Successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment
  • Ability to work independently in addition to working as a member of a team
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services 

Preferred Qualifications

  • College level classes in Social Service or Human Services
  • Previous work experience in a women-focused social service program



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