COMMUNITY ADVOCATE
Relationships | Support | Leadership
Full-time, 40 hours per week

 Our Mission & Motivation

The Human Impact exists to befriend the homeless and bridge the relationship gap to change lives.  We follow Jesus to “His poor” (Mother Teresa). We see God using his power to defend the cause of the vulnerable, marginalized, and oppressed. We want to join him in this work—using our resources, network, and gifts to care for those he loves.

The Job 

You are the face of The Human Impact to those on the streets, developing relationships to restore dignity, developing individual plans of restoration, introducing advocates who can guide and mentor others, and leading and mentoring interns. You are seen as an advocate to lift those on the street to a better life. You are a person of integrity and initiative, you are true to your word, and you are there for others. You love people of diverse origins, nationalities, and race. You make plans to help others succeed and you work those plans in faith of a better future for those you support. You are flexible and modify plans and structure when someone we support is in need. You are comfortable in the gray, understanding that our primary role is to love, even when those we love remain homeless. You are on the streets at least three times a week and you are committed to people as they transition off the streets (the formerly-homeless) and continue to walk alongside them with the team.

Responsibilities

  • Work with homeless on the streets at least3x/week 

  • Provide homeless coordination and support on a weekly basis, as needed

  • Attend weekly homeless care meetings; create, lead, and support different homeless care plans

  • Attend and support all events on the street and in support of our work

  • Lead interns and volunteers on the streets

  • Attend weekly group meetings and meet individually with those who are formerly-homeless

  • Personal self-care, weekly and quarterly 

 

Preferred Skills & Experience 

  • Previous community volunteer work with homeless and/or marginalized;

  • Strategic thinker, exhibiting skill in reading people, and maintaining firm boundaries. 

  • Experience in either addiction recovery or supporting those in addiction recovery. Prioritize “doing your own work,” either through working the 12 Steps, counseling, a combination of the two, or by another demonstrable means. 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Strong conflict mediation/resolution skills.

  • Demonstrate an ability to table emotions in the interest of caring for others.  

  • Project management skills; demonstrable track record of taking initiative and responsibility, meeting commitments, being a self-starter, and goal-oriented; 

  • Demonstrating leadership and maturity with those who seek guidance. 

To Apply

Please email the following to jobs@thehumanimpact.org & write “Community Advocate” in the subject line:   

  1. Cover Letter-Tell us why this is the job for you  

  2. Your resume in .txt, .doc, or .pdf format