January 30 at 7:08pm

Need of the Week: January 30th

At the beginning of every week, Interfaith will be sharing both an in-kind donation and volunteer project “Need of the Week.” These are currently the items and volunteer projects we need the most assistance with. Give us a call today at (760) 489-6380 ext. 204 to get involved today!

Volunteer Need of the Week: Homeless Court Assistant Advocate

Support our clients as they stay on the path of self-sufficiency while utilizing your social services skills by helping Interfaith Community Services staff qualify and manage Homeless Court clients. Help us complete in-take paperwork, research on-going verification/assistance, develop client plans and do assessments, and enter progress notes for each client you manage.

Time Commitment:

  • One or multiple shifts per week
  • Escondido office: Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Volunteer can work a four hour shift, or up to eight hours

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree, preferred but not mandatory based on candidate’s experience
  • Experience in social services preferred
  • Must clear criminal background check
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to establish quick rapport with clients
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (Spanish-speaking skills a plus)
  • Knowledge of mental illness and substance abuse
  • Absolute solid values: honest, loyal, hard-working, and sincere
  • Possess strong attention to detail and persistent on following through with clients
  • Have the leadership skills, wisdom and initiative to accomplish assignments successfully by working independently with good judgment

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunityplease click here or call Micki Hickox, Volunteer Coordinator, at (760) 489-6380 ext. 204.