Resident Advocate

Posted: 10/01/2023

Are you ready to join a team working together to make the world a better place? Russell House operates a domestic and sexual violence shelter for those needing a safe place to live.

If you are compassionate, hard-working, eager to learn, and dependable - please contact us for these Resident Advocate positions. Training and support are provided to all employees.

Duties include:

Answer help line calls to ensure that callers have access to domestic violence and/or sexual violence support and advocacy;

Provide trauma informed intervention and safety planning to potential, current, and former clients;

Assess critical needs and conduct initial intake with prospective clients;

Conduct intake interviews, provides orientation, and follows up with new shelter residents;

Monitor surveillance cameras and the safety of residents and the shelter;

Help with the daily upkeep of the shelter; and

May provide additional shift coverage, as needed, including holiday coverage as required.

Two Evening Full Time Shifts Available:

Weekend Shift Differential Pay

  • Sunday to Thursday (40 hours)


  • Friday to Monday (32 hours)

2:45 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. (with 30 min. break)

One Overnight Full Time Shift Available

Weekend and Overnight Shift Differential Pay

  • Friday to Monday (32 hours)

10:45 p.m. to 7:15 a.m. (with a 30 min. break)

Skills & Experience

High school diploma and related experience.

Sensitivity to and acceptance of individual needs, differences, various ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


Ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner, particularly in the handling of confidential information, as well as in relations with personnel, facilities, and the community.

Ability and willingness to work cooperatively as a member of a team to accomplish team goals.

Ability to pass background check.

Individual must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be computer literate, out-going, creative and resourceful, a self-starter, and professional.

Ability to lawfully drive in the state of Missouri.

Ability to lift 40 lbs.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $16.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overnight shift
  • Weekends as needed

COVID-19 considerations:
Staff and residents wear a mask, practice regular hand-washing, participate in daily wellness checks, and surfaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected. Mask wearing is mandatory of anyone entering the shelter. A COVID Vaccination is highly recommended.


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Shelter & Recovery Home Monitors: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Night Shift (Preferred)
  • Overnight Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: In person