Day Center Advocate: Part-Time – YWCA, Topeka – December 2023

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Day Center Advocate – YWCA Topeka, KS
Position: Day Center Advocate

Responsible To: Program Director

Primary Accountability: Maintains a safe, confidential environment for clients of the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment’s (CSE) Day Center.  Provides services to clients who are victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or abuse.

Specific duties: 

  • Conducts initial day center intake for clients who are victims of human trafficking, domestic and/or sexual violence.
  • Orients day center clients and completes necessary paper work.
  • Monitors clients in day center, addressing any concerns that arise per day center policy manual.
  • Assures client and staff safety by taking necessary emergency measures.
  • Assists in maintaining day center cleanliness and orderliness.  Examples:  day center laundry, donation management, stock kitchen, clean/set up bedroom for the clients.
  • Documents relevant information in log and provide verbal “briefing” to oncoming volunteers and staff.
  • Maintain necessary documentation and completing weekly, bi-weekly, and/or monthly paper work for supervisor.
  • Assist in volunteer and community training and awareness of human trafficking.
  • Attends monthly Staff Meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Actively promotes and supports the organization’s mission and vision.


  • Ability to work well with a diverse client population.
  • Ability to mediate and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to relate well to victims crisis.
  • Ability to maintain health and safety regulations at the day center.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to function in a crisis setting where interruptions are frequent.
  • Must be punctual, reliable and understand client/staff good boundaries issues.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to drive personal vehicle and to be moving from site to site on any given day.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Able to climb flights of stairs multiple times daily.

Additional Duties:

Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time. The job description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee(s) holding this position.  Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by their supervisor.

Job Classification: Part-time, non-exempt, 20 hours/week


Salary:  $17 / hour

Work Schedule:

Day Center Hours:

  • Mondays          8am-12pm
  • Wednesday     12pm-5pm
  • Friday              12pm-5pm

Office Hours:          10 additional hours, mutually determined.

Location: This position offers a collegial working environment at our location in Topeka, KS.

People of color and individuals bilingual/bi-cultural in English/Spanish are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Applicants are encouraged to send their materials (e.g., cover letter, resume, references) to Paula Figgs, Office Manager (

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Applicants are encouraged to send their materials (e.g., cover letter, resume, references) to Paula Figgs, Office Manager (