New Paths Advocate -Part Time

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Job Purpose and Reporting Structure:

Under the supervision of the New Paths Program Manager, provide support to youth survivors of sexual violence and trafficking through advocacy and accompaniment (forensic exam, interviews with Milwaukee Police Department, District Attorney’s office, etc.) and offer support to them through the long term effects of trauma.  Responsible for helping clients explore their options, know their rights, access needed community resources, and develop safety plans.

Essential Duties:

  1. Meet in-person or by telephone with youth who have experienced violence and provide advocacy/accompaniment services.
  2. Provide accompaniment, crisis intervention, and advocacy services, including service coordination as necessary.
  3. Support youth to access available community resources and support connection to the community organization or to the appropriate Pathfinders services.
  4. Listen, validate, and assess youth who have experienced violence and help them develop personal safety plans.
  5. Educate youth on their rights and accompany clients to family court or legal proceedings as requested.
  6. Facilitate regular outreach and support groups and provide weekly street outreach with the Street Beat team.
  7. Compile records and prepare reports, including case files and correspondence with youth and other providers involved.  Develop, maintain, and submit necessary reports for program evaluation and statistical compilation.
  8. Develop strong collaborative relationships within Pathfinders and the outside community.  Develop knowledge about community services, agencies, and other individuals to support the client.
  9. Other duties may be assigned.

Requirements:     

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in social work, educational psychology, psychology or human services and/or life experience equivalent with two years experience working with youth.
  • Must possess working knowledge regarding the issues surrounding, and the impact of, sexual violence, domestic violence, and sex trafficking on survivors.
  • Must be able to make independent decisions in an environment where there is exposure to stressful/crisis situations. Must respect and maintain confidentiality.  Ability to work with a non-judgmental attitude in a population comprised of diversity in gender, socio-economic and ethnic group, sexual orientation, and physical or mental abilities.  Ability to use various office equipment, such as computer, telephone, copier, and calculator.  Ability to travel between job sites as necessary

Must have valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and proof of auto insurance

Additional information:

This is a part time position with a pay rate of $18.27 – $19.23 per hour. The position is capped at under 25 hours per week.

Send letter of interest and current resume via email to hr@pathfindersmke.org.  Organizational information can be found at www.pathfindersmke.orgNo phone calls will be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer - Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce.  Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply

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