Employment Opportunities

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Family Advocate Job Description

Position summary:

Forbes House empowers individuals and families to end the cycle of domestic abuse. Family advocates provide direct service to help clients find safe, long-term housing, employment, and other resources as part of a holistic program. Successful advocates enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds in a team environment. The Assistant Director supervises Family Advocates.  

The job description is as follows:

  • Provide family advocacy for shelter residents including, but not limited to: information, referrals, and situational counseling.
  • Provide family advocacy for non-resident callers.
  • Implement ongoing, goal-based case management with residents including a review of the case file goals and objectives no less than once per week.
  • Lead daily consultations with appropriate staff relative to residents’ progress and concerns.
  • Take whatever reasonable steps are necessary to facilitate referrals and assist residents in obtaining goals, and strategizing and introducing clients to specific problem-solving techniques.
  • Consult with community agencies and organizations as required; maintain resource booklets on community resources.
  • Intake residents into shelter completing all necessary paperwork and entering documentation into the computer system.
  • Enforce all house rules by current policies and procedures.
  • Complete and submit all documentation, reports, correspondence, and statistics required in the performance of assigned duties promptly.
  • Attend mandatory twice-monthly staff meetings, scheduled supervisory conferences, and all necessary meetings/assignments.
  • Promote the agency’s goals and objectives.
  • Attend training as scheduled.
  • Other duties as required by the expansion of facility or programmatic changes.



  • One year of experience working in a human service or advocacy role.
  • Willing to obtain Ohio Advocate Network registration.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds.


Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services
  • Bilingual and able to read, write and speak Spanish proficiently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Team-oriented approach to work



This position requires flexible hours and availability.