Wellness

Housing Advocate

San Jose, California   |   Full time

Join us in our mission to strengthening the hope and resilience of our community members by improving their health, mental health and well-being

The Housing Advocate provides client-defined, culturally responsive advocacy to survivors of domestic violence, with the goal of helping survivors achieve safe and stable permanent housing.  Other duties include performing multilingual community education to reach out to potential clients and raise awareness of domestic violence and housing issues; attending collaborative meetings and building relationships with community partners; and collecting data and compiling reports for funders. This position reports to the Client Advocacy Manager.

Job Description:

  • Works with survivors to assess housing needs and develop plans to access supportive services and increase economic self-sufficiency.
  • Knowledge of Housing Resources in the area.
  • Provides ongoing peer counseling for survivors and their families.
  • Works with diverse communities, service providers, and landlords about gender-based violence, impacts on housing, housing rights and services for survivors.
  • Submits monthly reports to funders and responds to funder requests in a timely manner.

Why work at AACI?


  • Flexible schedule and your Birthday off!
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation and Sick time
  • Comprehensive benefit plan with four Health Plan Options (we pay 95% of premiums!)
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with match
  • Access to training hours
  • Professional development opportunities, and no cost to you CEUs
  • Eligibility for student loan repayment assistance

Required qualifications

  • BA/BS in social work, behavioral sciences, other related fields or equivalent experience. 
  • One year of professional experience in the field of gender-based violence, and one year of experience in a professional office environment, preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Practices non-violent communication.
  • Fluent and able to provide all services in an Asian language preferred.
  • Excellent customer service and client services philosophy in all interactions. 
  • Dedication to Cultural Sensitivity
  • Able to work in a flexible environment including some evenings, weekends, and holidays. 
  • Preferred if you have take taken the 40 or 65 hour Domestic Violence-Sexual Assault training offered through the YWCA Silicon Valley or other authorized provider.

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