Post Date: 10/16/2018
Close Date: 01/31/2019
Domestic Violence Advocate
Full-time; Non Exempt
Reports to: Program Manager of Urgent Services
The Domestic Violence Advocate will provide short term (approximately 3 months) crisis case management, safety planning and resource navigation to DV/SA survivors that are referred to UNICA through the Linea UNICA and other sources. The advocate will coordinate and lead support groups and conducts community outreach. This position requires a strong anti-oppression and social justice lens. 40 hour DV training is required.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, advocacy, housing advocacy (SSA's) and related support services to Latina/o survivors of domestic violence.
Provide information and referrals to clients and work with internal and external advocates regarding client needs.
Assess domestic violence client needs/strengths to develop service plan with appropriate action steps.
Advocate for Latina/o survivors with outside agencies and government systems (i.e. Courts, Social Security, Immigration, DMV, AFS, and others as needed).
Participate in community meetings with other social service organizations to promote the agency as an identifiable resource for Latina/o survivors of domestic violence and maintain timely and cooperative contact with outside agencies.
Participate actively in various team projects including team meetings, project coordination and implementation of pertinent activities such as 40 Hr. DV/SA workshops.
Support the organization and maintenance of updated resource materials for survivors of domestic violence.
Maintain a caseload of 8-10 domestic violence clients.
Facilitate a domestic violence support groups and deliver educational training programs and workshops for the community.
Maintain client files and required documentation according to agency and contractual standards.
Timely and complete data entry in required data bases.
Weekly 8-hour Crisis Line shift with occasional back up coverage as necessary.
Occasional back-up shifts at Gateway Center as assigned by manager.
Adherence to El Programa Hispano Catolico policies and procedures.
Participate in trainings and coordination meetings as requested by Supervisor.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Must be bilingual (Spanish/English) and bi-culturally competent.
Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing in Spanish and English.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
Experience providing case management and intervention services.
Knowledge of local Latino community issues as they relate to domestic/sexual violence.
Experience working with a broad range of issues affecting Latinos in the community especially issues related to surviving domestic/sexual violence.
Experience with community networking and organizing.
Intermediate proficiency in all programs of Microsoft Office; experience with data entry and management required.
Demonstrate judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner. High attention to detail required.
Willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.
Strong analytical and strategic problem-solving skills.
Ability to work well in team setting, as well as independently; be flexible and adapt well to different dynamics in a fast paced work environment.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, which could include some evenings or weekends.
Ability to support organizational and program specific mission and goals.
Ability to lift 40 pounds.
Must have driver's license, ability to obtain automobile insurance at levels required by agency (100/300/100). Frequent driving in the Tri-County area required.
Satisfactory results from civil, criminal and motor vehicle background check required.
COMPENSATION: Starting pay rate is $16.50/hr. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive benefits package, including: 100% employer paid health insurance (employee portion), disability, life insurance, paid time off, 12 paid holidays, retirement plan, free parking and more.
TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume at: https://ElPrograma.applicantpro.com
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