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On-call Advocates will build strong relationships with each shelter resident and support them with navigating systems to obtain necessary services. Must be available to work any shifts for staff coverage, which includes 7AM-3PM, 3-11PM and 11PM-7AM. You will be promised 16 hours per week. On-Call Advocates are required to work holiday shifts (the day before, the day of, and/or the day after the holiday) – unfortunately no exceptions can be made.
WAGE: $15.00 per hour
  • Answer crisis calls and keep the shelter locked and safe at all times.
  • Assist shelter residents with their daily needs: filling out paper work; looking for jobs, housing, and resources.
  • Maintain accurate daily contact, group attendance of participants.
  • Maintain complete record of child and woman’s current situation and progress – updating house log, change over, and night count.
  • Participate as team member to ensure effective delivery of services.

Education and Experience:
  • Individuals pursuing a degree in social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, or related field preferred, or demonstrably equivalent experience can be accepted in lieu of a degree.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·       Ability to speak Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, or Karen.
·       Knowledge of children/family advocacy.
·       Knowledge of county, state and federal assistance programs.
·       Ability to work in crisis situations and to work respectfully with different cultures, groups and languages.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • AWUM strongly advises employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Employees not fully vaccinated must show proof upon hire of receiving the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna shot and the scheduled date in which they will receive the second dose. Weekly COVID testing will apply until the second dose is completed. For employees who elect not to get the vaccine, weekly COVID testing will apply.
ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: Asian Women United of Minnesota (AWUM) is a community-based, nonprofit organization committed to ending domestic violence by promoting safe and healthy relationships within the Asian Pacific Islander community. We are the leader in eliminating violence in the Asian-Pacific Islander community, and share the expertise of our best practices with others. Using the strengths of the API community, AWUM will uphold an environment free of violence, promote self-sufficiency for women, and foster nurtured and healthy children and families. Our intention is to fill in a gap by providing domestic violence shelter and support to Asian women, including those of Hmong, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Filipina, Chinese, Lao, South Asian, Korean and Thai descent. However, our domestic violence shelter and other programs are open to all women.

Diversity and open expression are fundamental to the work of AWUM. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment where everyone can belong. Every member of our team enriches our work by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our sector: individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQI+ and gender fluid or gender nonconforming, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status. We encourage you to apply even if you feel like you don't fit 100% of the technical requirements. Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or a protected veteran’s status.
Our organization has a partnership with Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) to provide administrative services including management of the recruiting process. If you apply for this position, you may see references to MACC in some online materials.
AWUM participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. See E-Verify’s official poster here.