DV/SV Advocate provides crisis intervention, advocacy, support, and case management to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual violence, including shelter and community victims.
- Provides trauma-informed care practices into service provision for all clients.
- Completes community client intakes and maintains accurate program paperwork and documentation in paper files and within Osnium according to agency procedures and timelines.
- Provides crisis intervention, advocacy, and case management to community domestic violence and sexual assault clients and all emergency shelter clients. Case management includes: assessment, development of a case plan, monitoring and updating of case plan, support, assistance with completion of goals, referrals, life skills, financial literacy/budgeting, employment, housing assistance, and all other professional activities to help the client be successful.
- Maintains accurate knowledge of local services and other available resources to meet client needs.
- Maintains client resource library.
- Responds to requests for the Safe At Home Program.
- Maintains relationships with and conducts sessions (group or individual) at the juvenile detention center.
- Provides coverage for the legal advocate to attend DV charging conferences for absences, etc., as assigned.
- Answers crisis line, provides referrals, and completes database entry.
- Provide accurate and professional inter and intra-agency communications.
- Attend and participate in all staff meetings, coordinator meetings, shelter meetings, and weekly one-one ones with Program Director.
- Assist with reporting requirements, including tracking and gathering program statistics, providing success stories, and written summaries related to the programs/clients.
- Attend committee meetings, both internal and external, as requested.
- Supports and attends all FRIENDS special events, committees and functions.
- Represents FRIENDS in a positive and professional manner.
- Other duties as assigned.
Additional Duties Specific to Emergency Shelter:
- Plan and facilitate life skills classes/support groups for shelter clients.
- Provide conflict intervention and communication strategies to clients, especially within communal living environment.
- Meet with new clients within 24 hours of arrival to conduct assessment and start service plan.
- Liaison with local school and ensure children get enrolled within 3 business days of arrival.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional Duties Specific to Sexual Violence:
- Participates in a rotation of daytime coverage for the SANE program and CAC calls, along with the SV Advocate.
- Participates in a rotation of after-hours coverage for the SANE program, along with other agency staff.
- Attends Sexual Assault Charging Conferences as needed or when the Legal Advocate is not available.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Bilingual (Spanish) Preferred
- Requires a level of knowledge acquired through the completion of a bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Criminal Justice, or related field OR a combination of relevant education and employment required.
- Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence dynamics, the trauma-informed service provision framework, legal system and the rights of victims in the civil court procedures.
- Strong self-motivation and organizational skills to manage a variety of diversified tasks in a timely manner.
- Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
- Ability to work flexible hours.
- Maintains a high degree of professionalism with sound judgment.
- Ability to work well in a team or independent environment.
- Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office products.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Normal office environment.
- Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 30 pounds.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is between $40,000 to $43,000 depending on experience.
- Paid vacation and sick days
- 11 paid Holidays
- Health insurance (70% employer paid)
- Low cost dental and vision insurance
- Pre-tax IRA plan and employer match
- Group life insurance
- Long term disability
- Annual self-care stipend
To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Jesikah Becker, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org