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Passion. That’s the common attribute of those that work for our organization.

We are dedicated to helping victims/survivors and their families regain a sense of safety, support, and strength.

If you’re ready to make a difference, browse our current openings, or upload your resume and tell us your interests. We’ll consider you for future opportunities.

Positions Available

  • SHELTER ADVOCATE

    Turningpoint currently has part-time positions open for our Shelter Advocate team.

    The Shelter Advocate is responsible for operations and provision of services to clients under the direction of our Program Coordinators.

    Shelter Advocate positions have a varying schedule that includes evenings, overnights, holidays, and weekend hours.

    Shelter Advocates report to the Sexual Assault Services Director.

    For a complete list of qualifications and description of duties, please see the job description below.

    Turningpoint does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or veteran status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

    Please direct any questions to Katie Niznik at katier@turningpoint-wi.org.

    SHELTER ADVOCATE

    RESPONSIBLE FOR:
    The advocate is responsible for providing services to clients, answering the phone and text crisis lines, and maintaining the security and safety of the crisis shelter. This is a part-time variable-schedule position involving overnight and/or weekend hours.

    RESPONSIBLE TO:
    Advocates are supervised by the Sexual Assault Services Director

    DUTIES:
     Creates and maintains a welcoming environment by cleaning office and shelter spaces as
    needed.
     Manages phone and text crisis hotline calls and provides emotional support.
     Maintains knowledge of community resources and offers appropriate information and
    referral services.
     Responds to needs of shelter clients.
     Maintains security and safety of shelter facility and reports needed repairs.
     Assists with shelter programming with the direction of program coordinators.
     Works with residents to be successful in adhering to Turningpoint shelter policies and procedures.
     Collaborates with volunteers.
     Maintains agency service statistics in an accurate and timely manner.
     Assists with client case management in coordination with program staff.
     Performs all scheduled responsibilities while also identifying and assisting with other needs, such as putting away
    supplies and incoming donations, and completing clerical responsibilities.
     Assists new staff with training, onboarding, and mentoring.
     Supports the overall mission and goals of Turningpoint.
     Adheres to all Turningpoint policies and procedures.
     Performs other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
     At least two years of college, preferably in a human services field, or comparable experience.
     Able to work effectively with diverse populations (elderly, children, women of color,
    physically disabled)
     Able to work independently
     Strong listening and communication skills
     Knowledge of sexual/domestic violence issues
     Must be able to climb stairs and lift items not exceeding 20 pounds in weight