Colorado Nonprofit Association

Housing Advocate (Spanish Bilingual)

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence is seeking a dynamic team member to work closely with
and among other SPAN teammates in its quest to end interpersonal violence within its community. By
asking to join SPAN, means that you are committed to working toward fulfilling this quest.
The Position
The Spanish Bilingual Housing Advocate serves as a staff member at will of Safehouse Progressive Alliance
for Nonviolence (SPAN). The Spanish Bilingual Housing Advocate is responsible for supporting clients
participating in SPAN’s transitional Housing Programs through case management, advocacy, and
community referrals, with the goals of expanding the availability of low barrier housing and housing
assistance and promote self-sufficiency and upward mobility for program participants. This is an in-person
position, with occasional remote hours, that works at the Housing Hub in the SPAN Shelter.
About You
You’ve progressive experience working with and supporting survivors of abuse in housing or
shelter settings.
You’ve served as an advocate, case manager, or resource navigator.
You’re a collaborator, with internal departments and community partners, to deliver
comprehensive support services for adult and child survivors in housing programs.
You likely have been active in anti-violence and gender/social justice initiatives and have
experience working directly with marginalized communities.
You have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, you can communicate with a variety
of audiences, you appreciate the details, and you’re organized.
A Day in the Life
Performs housing assessment for new clients via the confidential shelter, outreach programs,
intake team, and community referrals.
Supports clients in finding appropriate housing options, particularly in Boulder and Broomfield
counties, including assistance with housing applications, service verification letters, food delivery,
gift card distribution, moving, and available resources.
Provides appropriate community referrals to meet immediate and ongoing housing needs.
Develops case management plans which address the client’s immediate needs and long-term selfsufficiency goals.
Conducts regular, mobile check-ins with clients.
Performs and submits funds requests for clients.
Assists with referrals on the SPAN crisis line.
Provides advocacy and application support to clients accessing benefit assistance services.
Provides ongoing advocacy for clients with landlords/property managers.
Collaborates with local housing authorities and other affordable housing providers regarding
availability, the application process, and support for clients participating in SPAN’s transitional
housing programs.
Works with team members in developing and facilitating skill building and economic
empowerment workshops for clients and collaborates with community organizations to identify
volunteer presenters for these workshops.
Attends committee meetings and collaborates with Boulder County organizations as needed.
Participates Performs input of case notes and manages files within SPAN’s database for accurate
data for reporting; produces monthly reports.
What You Bring to Us
A 4-year degree in human services, counseling, social work or gender studies, knowledge in a
related field, or a combination of education and experience.
Minimum of two years of progressive experience in housing support or survivor advocacy. It will
also help you to have experience working with property managers and/or housing authorities.
Proven written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish.
The nature of this position requires safeguarding against the release of confidential and
proprietary information of SPAN and its clients.
Days with occasional extended workdays, including evenings.
Valid Colorado driver’s license with clean driving record required; access to reliable transportation
with Colorado mandated insurance preferred. Able to pass a background check.
If you’ve made it to this bullet, you can guess that you need great computer skills including
Microsoft Office and virtual meeting platforms. You also need to produce and meet deadlines in
our fast-paced and changing environment.
About Us
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) is a human rights organization committed to
ending violence against adults, youth, and children through support, advocacy, education, and community
organizing. Operating since 1979, SPAN is the only organization serving Boulder, western Broomfield,
smaller towns, and unincorporated Boulder County, designed to provide shelter and advocacy for victims
of interpersonal violence. SPAN is dedicated to the promotion of social justice, diversity, equity, inclusivity,
peace and non-violence for all individuals and their families.
SPAN Culture:
SPAN team members are dedicated and work in a fast-paced environment with full days – which may
include evenings and weekends for Shelter shifts – yet remain committed to a healthy work/life balance.
While SPAN expects work to be taken seriously, it also knows the importance of having fun and the value
of enjoying the work.
SPAN’s Organizational Goals:
Foster organizational excellence – Provide meaningful and effective support and resources to adults,
children, and youth impacted by interpersonal violence. Violence prevention initiatives – Implement
initiatives that promote safety, dignity, and liberation for all people. People Centric – Engage team
members, individuals, groups, policy makers, and the community at large in efforts that promote
economic, racial, and social justice and an atmosphere where team members and clients are valued.
Inclusive – Team members are welcoming, inviting, authentic, outward-facing, and visible to all audiences,
voices, and stories.
The Legal Stuff
You need to be able to sit or stand for long periods each day. While not frequent, you need to
reach for, move and/or 20 pounds and use your hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or
controls, mobility to access a wide variety of meeting and settings, and to perform a variety of
tasks that involve standing, walking/traversing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, bending, and twisting,
climbing stairs or using an elevator, possibly reaching chest high and overhead for materials, with
reasonable accommodation (we put it all in 1 sentence to may our legal team happy!).
Ability to communicate adequately in person and by phone, in personal and group settings, and
function with periodic distractions such as people, telephone calls, and noise.
Ability to work with, and process information from, a variety of individuals and media (e.g.,
computers, projected images, printed materials).
SPAN is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all team members and
to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. All employment
decisions at SPAN are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual applicant
qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, or belief, ancestry, age, sex (including
pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), family or parental status, or any other status
protected by law. SPAN will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these