Employment

If you are interested in applying for the positions below, please send a resume and letter of interest to the staff contacts listed:

This page was last updated 9/16/2020.

POSITION:  Housing Coordinator

  • Hours/Week: This position is partially funded with CARES funding, and is full-time (40 hrs/wk) through December 31, 2020; it will be approximately 20 hrs/wk beginning January 2021, with the possibility of working 20 hrs/wk as a shelter advocate for a total 40 hrs/wk (full-time)..  Monday through Friday (usual 8am-4pm, some nights/weekends).
  • Salary/Wage/Benefits: $18.00/hour DOE plus benefits,

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Housing Coordinator will help unhoused people experiencing domestic violence find the housing that is most suitable for them, including Rapid-Rehousing, Kaasei housing, and other private and public housing options. The Housing Coordinator will administer the Vulnerability Index-  Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT) VI-SPDAT.

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES

  • Help individuals and families experience homelessness identify and select among various permanent housing options based on their unique needs, preferences, and financial resources.
  • Help individuals and families experiencing homelessness address issues that may impede access to housing (such as credit history, arrears, and legal issues).
  • Help individuals and families negotiate manageable and appropriate lease agreements with landlords.
  • Make appropriate and time-limited services and supports available to families and individuals to allow them to stabilize quickly in permanent housing.
  • Monitor participants’’ housing stability and be available to resolve crises.
  • Meet regularly with participants to review and update their housing/stability plans.
  • Provide or assist the household with connection to resources that help them improve their safety and well-being and achieve their long-term goals.
  • Ensure that services provided are client-directed, respectful of individuals’ right to self-determination, and voluntary.
  • Coordinate with AWARE advocacy staff and Juneau’s Coordinated Entry to meet with potential applicants for AWARE’s Rapid Rehousing programming.
  • Maintain relationships with common referral providers, including JAMHI, BRH and RRC.  Understand their intake systems and be prepared to navigate those systems with participants.

HOUSING IDENTIFICATION

  • Recruit landlords to provide housing opportunities for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and maintain positive relationships with them.
  • Address potential barriers to landlord participation such as concern about short term nature of rental assistance and tenant qualifications.
  • Work with AWARE advocacy staff and residents to find and secure appropriate rental housing for households/residents of AWARE.
  • Provide basic landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities and the requirements of their specific lease, including meeting minimum expectations for care of the housing unit.

RENT and MOVE-IN ASSISTANCE

  • Provide assistance to cover move-in-costs, deposits, and the rental and/or utility assistance (typically six months or less) necessary to allow individuals and families to move immediately out of homelessness and to stabilize in permanent housing.

REPORTING

  • Perform record-keeping activities associated with program participant contact or as required for data collection or inter-staff communication.
  • Responsible for monitoring program operations on a regular basis, tracking with case notes and financial documentation, and providing information for completion of reports to all funders.

SHELTER ADVOCACY- as needed

  • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault (DV/SA) and their children over the telephone and in person. Provide assessment of program participant’s immediate safety needs and assist with developing a safety plan.
  • Provide all program participants with basic information on DV/SA including: dynamics of battering, sexual assault, chemical dependency, lethality and safety planning.
  • Screen for admittance to the shelter and conduct intakes as appropriate.  Refer all individuals not meeting our admittance criteria to the proper community agency.
  • Participate in the performance of other tasks essential to program and household operation and maintenance.
  • Perform record-keeping activities associated with program participant contact or as required for data collection or inter-staff communication

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must pass AWARE background check.
  • Must have a high school diploma/GED. College level study or experience in social work, women’s studies, housing options, or related field is desirable.
  • Must have or acquire CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

** Work from home not available – there will be some items that can be done remotely but expectation will be for the employee to be physically present. **

If you would like to be considered for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to SaralynT@awareak.org no later than close of business Wednesday, September 23rd. 

Tribal Liaison and Services Director

At AWARE, Inc. we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work. With this in mind, and a desire to be a better partner for our community, AWARE has opened a position for a dedicated Tribal Liaison and Services Director. This position will direct a coordinated effort to build program support and foster meaningful growth in the areas of Tribal relations as well as AWARE’s internal equity efforts. If this sounds like something fits your skill set or you would like more information, please call our Admin/HR Coordinator Melissa Deisen at 907-586-6623 or email her at melissad@awareak.org.

Youth Media Assistant

POSITION: Youth Media Assistant

REPORTS TO: Communications Coordinator

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Youth Media Assistant works under the direction of, and in collaboration with, the Communications Coordinator at AWARE, Inc. to support and uplift the work of the Haa Tóoch Lichéesh Coalition (HTL). Specific duties will be clearly agreed upon before starting. Tasks may include:

  • Consulting and creating content for Haa Tóoch Lichéesh social media accounts.
  • Video production.
  • Supporting HTL partners in developing media resources to expand the reach of their work.
  • Working with Communications Coordinator to develop and implement the youth messaging campaign across the community.
  • Helping to develop teen friendly resources for understanding leadership opportunities and services for teens.
  • Working with AWARE staff and coalition members to develop and implement trainings for youth serving organizations on the principles of race and gender violence prevention, and intersections of identities and oppression.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Familiarity with social media.
  • Video production skills, if applicable.
  • Must support the Haa Tóoch Lichéesh mission: Guided by the wisdom of our ancestors, we reckon with injustice and commit to healing and liberation while honoring our interdependence. Together we are imagining and creating a community free from violence.
  • Familiarity with the local youth culture
  • Must support AWARE’s Mission and Philosophy.
  • Must maintain confidentiality
  • Must pass AWARE background check.

HOURLY RATE AND HOURS:

  • 5-10 hours a week
  • $12/hour DOE

At AWARE, Inc. we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work. We are focused on equity and we honor race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all other fascinating characteristics that make us unique. AWARE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Become a Shelter Advocate or a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team!

Did you know that on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.  Do you want to help support these people when they seek medical and/or legal assistance? Do you want to help hold their offenders accountable? If so, becoming a part of AWARE’s shelter advocacy or on-call SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) program may be right for you!

For more information please contact Melissa Deisen at info@awareak.org or call 907-586-6623.