LEAD ADVOCATE - Equay Wiigamig – Women's Shelter




Equay Wiigamig – Women's Shelter

Open: June 27, 2023

Close: July 21, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m.


Effectively work alongside and assist all Women's Advocates in providing victim/survivors with excellent support and service. Update and maintain a shelter house schedule to ensure residents are receiving adequate services and getting connected to appropriate resources. Ensure files are accurate and services rendered are being logged correctly. Reports to Director, full-time position w/benefits, hourly; $22.00/hour and 90-day probation.


• Assist staff in providing crisis intervention/prevention on behalf of victims/survivors.

• Assist staff in providing general, supportive advocacy on behalf of victims/survivors.

• Assist staff in setting up transportation & accompaniment as requested to all business related meetings/appointments for victims/survivors and secure childcare during designated meetings/appointments.

• Assist staff in providing educational sessions for victims/survivors.

• Provides resources to Women Advocates and/or survivors to meet self-defined needs.

• Provide Training and orientation to staff so they know how to accurately document House Dynamics during their shift.

• Assist staff with providing safety planning and goal setting for victim/survivors.

• Ability to provide strong, empowering, empathetic support to those seeking shelter services.

• Become knowledgeable about tribal/state/federal laws as it pertains to DV.

• Plan & develop House Schedule with input from Advocates for all residents of the shelter.

• Must be willing to work all shifts.

• Must be available by phone after work hours for shift worker guidance in the event shelter topics arise that aren't covered in any manuals.

• Must communicate respectfully & effectively in oral and written communications with staff, residents and when meeting with outside programs on behalf of residents or community members seeking services.

• Other duties as assigned.


• Must have excellent organizational skills.

• Experience/knowledge in data collection.

• GED/High School Diploma.

• Maintain strict standards of professional behavior and confidentiality.

• Possess Basic Computer Skills.

• Knowledgeable in the area of Domestic Violence.

• Ability to abide by the Programs Code of Ethics.

• Ability to work independently with victims and their children.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to apply a team-work approach in addressing advocacy for victims.

• Apply collaborative efforts with local service providers on behalf of victims/survivors.

• Willingness to upgrade skills and attend training regarding DV.

• Ability to apply public speaking presentations for system change.

• Must have a valid Minnesota Driver's License and able to be insured with Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians vehicle insurance.

• No convictions of Domestic Violence or assaults.

• Employment contingent upon successfully passing Background Check.

TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates/diplomas are accepted at Government Center – Human Resources Department, PO Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 -- Phone (218) 679-1847.


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