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Employment Opportunities 


ATV is now hiring an Overnight Advocate for Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesday nights 11:00pm to 7:10 am. Please see our ad on Please send your resume and cover letter to


JOB TITLE:  SafeHouse Overnight Advocate
REPORTS TO: Safe House Manger
SALARY: $12.50 and Training at $9.30 for 40 hours.


Position Summary:  This position functions as part of a team and is accountable to, and under the direct supervision of, the Shelter Manager.  The Safe House Overnight Advocate is responsible for providing direct client services, handling routine house operations and shelter program administration.



Position Description:  Areas of responsibility may fluctuate or change.  Other duties may be assigned depending on the needs of the organization.  Specific duties shall include, but are not limited to:


  1. Providing direct client services by:
  2. Responding to individuals calling on the crisis line.
  3. Admitting individuals to shelter when appropriate, providing all Intake procedures and entering all information in the data base.
  4. Assisting new residents in forming a safety plan; assessing their needs and working with them to formulate a plan of action.
  5. Maintaining complete and accurate client files and documenting all clients services provided.
  6. Facilitating a support group one night a week.
  7. Performing exit interviews as clients leave shelter.
  8. Insuring that all residents are accounted for by curfew.


  1. Managing shelter program by:
  2. Meeting with your supervisor on a weekly basis to discuss problems or concerns with regard to the house or the clients.
  3. Providing written and verbal updates to staff on the house status at the end of your shift.
  4. Submitting all staff reports and statistical data in a timely manner.
  5. Overseeing overnight operations by maintaining effective management controls: secure the building by setting the alarm, checking the house for possible safety hazards and disarming the alarm system in the morning.
  6. Being available to residents for questions and basic support.
  7. Utilizing shelter back-up as needed.
  8. Managing routine house operations by:
  9. Overseeing that the house is kept in a clean and safe condition.
  10. Signing off on daily and bi-weekly house chores.
  11. Advising the Shelter Director of needed repairs or any items needing attention.
  12. Putting together new files.
  13. Putting trash bins out the evening before trash pick-up.


  1. Participating in team meetings and, when necessary, staff meetings.
  2. Supervising volunteers.
  3. Other duties as assigned.



Qualifications – General


  • Knowledge and understanding of the physical, psychological, and sociological issues involved in family violence.
  • Experience in crisis intervention.
  • Communicate effectively in speech and writing.
  • Be computer literate and familiar with Windows and Microsoft programs.
  • Ability to regularly use discretion and independent judgment.
  • General knowledge of community resources.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and telephone.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.


Qualifications – Educational 

Bachelor’s Degree in human services related field or a degree in progress plus work experience in human service delivery programs or equivalent combination of education and work/life experiences.





ATV, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. ATV is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


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Alternatives to Violence  |  541 E. 8th St. |  Loveland, CO  80537
Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:30pm  |  Monday - Thursday  |  Friday By appointment. Closed Saturday & Sunday
Office Phone: 970-669-5150  |  Fax: 970-669-5136  |  After Hours Crisis Hotline: 970-880-1000

Alternatives to Violence (ATV), in collaboration with individuals and communities impacted by violence, creates safe pathways away from abusive environments through education, counseling, advocacy and shelter.

Alternatives to Violence provides services to women, men and children regardless of race, sexual orientation or legal status.

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