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The Montgomery Area Family Violence Program, Inc. (Family Sunshine Center) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Please send resumes to:

Personnel Director

P.O. Box 5160

Montgomery, AL 36103

or email broosendaal@familysunshine.org

 

Shelter Services Advocate

Reports to: Shelter Services Coordinator

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Work Site: Shelter

Summary: The Shelter Services Advocate will conduct supportive services for Family Sunshine Center’s Shelter clients and assist the Shelter Services Coordinator with central office operations.

Responsibilities

1. Assist in providing or arranging transportation for clients needing outside services such as legal assistance, prenatal care, mental health appointments, and documents such as birth certificates, driver’s license, etc.
2. Admit new clients by reviewing records and applications, conducting intake interviews, establishing new files and conducting orientations.
3. Participate in weekly case review to ensure clients are receiving needed services.
4. Assist in answering crisis calls and completing victim shelter assessments. Provide needed resources to callers.
5. Receive and sort shelter donations.
6. Clean and disinfect bedrooms upon client discharge when normal housekeeping is unavailable.
7. Complete monthly statistics and grant reports as requested by the Board of Directors and all funding sources.
8. Assist in facilitating day-to-day operations of central office including performing administrative functions, monitoring client access and security, and ensuring proper adherence to shelter policies and procedures.
9. Maintain an appropriate referral list of child and family resources.
10. Provide assistance in re-stocking the food pantry and procuring other shelter housekeeping items as needed.
11. Coordinate shelter group meetings and monthly medical clinic for clients.
12. Perform other tasks as requested by Shelter Services Coordinator or Residential Supervisor.

Qualifications

• Associate degree in social services or related field preferred
• Two years of related experience in a social service environment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Ability to maintain poise and self- control in crisis situations;
• Ability to communicate with and be sensitive to the needs of people of various backgrounds;
• Ability to determine and prioritize appropriate victim services;
• Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills;
• Knowledge of current social and economic problems and the way these problems affect families and individuals;
• Ability to identify and use community resources;
• Ability to focus and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines;
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies and to be cooperative in managing referrals;
• Makes good use of time and acts professionally and responsibly in all work areas;
• Exhibits strong verbal and written communication skills;
• Strong computer skills in current Microsoft applications to include Outlook, Word, Excel, PPT, and Publisher.

Travel Requirements

• Ability to travel locally to transport clients as needed
• Ability to travel to regional and national conferences as needed.
• Valid Alabama driver's license and automobile insurance required
 


Facilities Maintenance Specialist

 Reports to: Business Director

Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt (20-25 hours a week)

Work Site: FSC Administrative Office, Counseling Center and Residential Facilities

Summary: The Facilities Maintenance Specialist is responsible for the overall maintenance of the Family Sunshine Center administrative office, counseling center, and residential facilities and all areas related to the day‐to‐day maintenance operations of the agency.

Responsibilities:

1. Provide scheduled inspections of facilities, utilize safety and security checklists, report findings to supervisor and develop solutions for corrective action;
2. Provide grounds maintenance including mowing, weed-eating, edging, etc., removal of debris from drains, parking lots, and playground and provide light landscaping as needed;
3. Maintain mechanized security gates at FSC facilities;
4. Respond to and repair general plumbing, carpentry, painting, and electrical needs in client residential facilities and administrative offices including changing light bulbs, air filters and ceiling tiles as needed;
5. Make ready transitional housing and shelter units for new move-ins;
6. Assist in coordinating volunteer facility projects;
7. Run errands to pick up and deliver supplies as needed;
8. Perform other duties as instructed by supervisor.

Qualifications:

• High school diploma or GED.
• General maintenance and repair experience required.
• HVAC and/or plumbing certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• General plumbing, electrical, and basic carpentry skills
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions
• Ability to diagnose facility issues and problems and take appropriate action to correct
• Ability to keep track of multiple work orders and repairs, while prioritizing emergencies

Travel Requirements

Local travel between properties and to run errands; Dependable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance coverage required.

Physical Demands

Ability to stand, lift, climb, bend, push, pull and kneel as part of general maintenance activities; ability to lift at least 45 lbs

 


STUDENT INTERN PROGRAM

Student interns are placed at the Family Sunshine Center through partnerships with area universities and colleges. Internships are available on a limited basis. While interns typically are studying social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, and psychology, other programs are considered. The application process is the same as for general volunteers. Please apply early because slots fill up quickly. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 206-2128 for additional information.


PO Box 5160, Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5160      334.206.2100