Community Organizing Peer Advocate at Hospitality House, San Francisco

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Hospitality House is a progressive, community-based organization located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Neighborhood, Mid-Market Area, and Sixth Street Corridor that provides opportunities and resources for personal growth and self-determination to homeless people and neighborhood residents.

Currently seeking a Peer Advocate.

The purpose of this position is to provide individual and group-based services to participants who have experienced trauma in their lives, including co-leading a leadership development internship for trauma survivors and leading community organizing efforts. This position also works on the drop-in floor, providing crisis intervention, peer counseling, and advocacy to support participants and motivate them to engage in services and improve their physical, emotional, and economic health. The Community Organizing Peer Advocate will staff program activities and assure the safety and comfort of participants in their care, providing respectful, compassionate, culturally-competent, attentive services to participants as well as effective engagement of individuals who may have difficulty engaging with services.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Two years peer counseling experience, particularly working with diverse constituencies or a BA degree and related experience.
  • Previous experience with community organizing and advocacy campaigns.
  • Public speaking and group facilitation skills.
  • Previous personal experience with poverty, homelessness, mental illness, and/or substance use issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to actively engage & assess people who are experiencing homelessness, active drug use, mental illness, and other barriers to stability and health utilizing the modalities of harm reduction and self-help.
  • Ability to work compassionately with those who have difficulty engaging with service providers.

For more information and to apply, see the ad on Indeed

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