*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for range.
Under the supervision of the Senior Human Services Advocate and/or designee, the Human Services Advocate (HSA) provides, develops, coordinates and implements trauma-informed practices in the community with exemplary effort and support for victims of trauma. Works with administrative, instructional and non-instructional staff to put into place evidence-based trauma-informed systems to reduce re-traumatization, promote resilience and increase positive outcomes for those who have experienced trauma. The HSA is responsible for establishing a comprehensive trauma-informed approach to address both preventative and responsive measures to those who have experienced some form of trauma. The HSA will also provide advocacy and assistance to individuals to navigate complex systems and connect those individuals to services that offer stability for issues that impact populations. The HSA will utilize a universal tracking system to decrease duplication of client services, help identify services received and gaps in service provision.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Mostly sedentary work occasionally exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. May involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessarily form temperature changes. No environmental hazards indicated for this classification.
Work is performed under the general direction of a supervisor. Assignments may vary from day to day and are primarily routine. Assignments can be either verbal or written, with the employee determining proper procedure and work methods and is responsible for completing the work according to City work rules and safety regulations. Work is reviewed through ongoing observation, written and verbal communication, meetings and feedback from supervisors and other department employees. Guidance is provided through rules and regulations, policies and procedures, Unified Work Rules, Union Contract, Personnel Rules and OSHA. Work is evaluated at least annually for the safe and skilled utilization of equipment, quality of tasks, adherence to work rules, and performance in accordance with the classification standard.
This person has regular and frequent contact with all levels of internal staff as well as contact with the public at large.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).