Position: Victim Advocate; Full time.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Provide responsive and supportive advocacy to those impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for providing responsive and supportive advocacy to those impacted by DV/SA; assessing needs, making referrals to other human service agencies or providers, providing accompaniment to court and appointments.
- Possessing extensive knowledge of safety planning and the resources available in the service area. Utilizing a holistic approach to safety planning.
- Plan and facilitate supportive individual and group opportunities for survivors.
- Participate in the planning and implementation of activities for survivors during awareness months
- Identify positive solutions for clients that are strength-based, trauma-informed, and gender-specific. Monitor client’s ongoing physical and emotional needs and work within the team to make sure goals and needs are consistently met; utilize case management to develop and monitor progress.
To the agency:
- Participate in the on-call schedule providing the 24-hour access point for services provided for the agency.
- Complete job-related paperwork (client contact sheets and training forms) in a timely and accurate manner
- Participate in the training of new CCI advocates and help ensure they are prepared to provide highly responsive trauma informed services.
- Participate in developing and maintaining advocacy process descriptions and resource guide.
- Actively, assertively, and thoughtfully participate in staff meetings on a regular basis.
- Work collaboratively as a team to ensure that there is adequate coverage in our offices.
- Recognize and build on the cultural diversity of our clients and co-workers; actively foster positive working relationships with staff; work in a caring and helpful manner with clients and staff.
- Attend training as required by the agency, funders, and state training.
- Follow CCI’s policies on confidentiality; support the agency’s values.
- Represent the agency positively in the public.
- Respect the program and agency resources (time, equipment, supplies, energy, and mileage); organize time and efforts to meet work demands.
To the community:
- Establish and maintain good relationships with the social service, legal and educational communities; market the programming provided by CCI.
- Collaborate with other community entities and agencies on a regular basis with the goal of completing outreach activities each week.
- Participate in educational presentations in the public sector, including training for law enforcement, schools, and non-profit agencies; participate in the implementation of community awareness activities regarding survivors and their needs.
- Continually develop and maintain current knowledge of domestic violence, sexual assault and trauma informed care through ongoing training, books, videos, and consultations in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, cultural awareness, and other related areas to reduce barriers for victims and decrease the possibility for re-victimization.
- A bachelor’s degree is not required for this position, however, individuals with relevant work experience, or education beyond high school is a minimum requirement. Certificates or associate degrees in subjects such as social work, human services, gerontology, or one of the social or behavioral sciences will meet requirements.
- Required to have experience with at least two of the following skills: conducting interviews, employing problem-solving techniques, handling crisis intervention matters, multi-tasking, and using proper case management and referral procedures.
- Required to attend basic domestic/sexual violence orientation training and attend at a minimum of ten (10) hours of continuing education annually.
- Required to have a valid driver’s license and to submit to a criminal background investigation.
- Position requires active listening skills, effective written and oral communication skills, a strong sense of responsibility, healthy client/advocate boundaries, effective time management skills, and the ability to work independently as well as with the team.
Location: Based in Jasper, Indiana; service area includes Crawford, Dubois, Martin, Orange, Perry, Pike, and Spencer Counties.
Posted: Applications with resumes accepted beginning January 16, 2019, until close of business on March 4, 2019.
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P.O. Box 903
Jasper, IN 47547
All candidate inquiries and materials will be treated confidentially.
Crisis Connection, Inc. (CCI) is a private nonprofit corporation incorporated within the State of Indiana in 1987. CCI is a grassroots agency that grew from the establishment of a hotline to a multi-service agency in collaboration with community partners. CCI provides direct client services – crisis intervention, safety planning, advocacy – to persons affected by domestic and sexual violence, and educational services – Primary Prevention, School Curriculum, and Batterer’s Intervention Program.
We promote individual accountability and respect to end Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault through confidential crisis intervention, victim advocacy, prevention education and collaboration with community partners.
Crisis Connection is an Equal Opportunity Employer