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Community Based Advocate – Roosevelt, UT

(External employment posting for Friends Against Family Violence.)

Candidates should submit both a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.

Job Title: Community Based Advocate – Duchesne County

Cover Letter: Required to apply

Friends Against Family Violence, a 501(c)3 non-profit, has a mission to provide services to those impacted by family violence, increase offender accountability and raise awareness of the impact of interpersonal violence on our families and community.

Job Description:
The Community Based Victim’s Advocate is responsible for providing trauma informed, victim-focused domestic violence services, data entry, and education and crisis intervention for survivors of domestic violence and their children in the community and residents of the shelter.

Community Advocates also help to maintain the shelter facility and assist in raising community awareness regarding the impact of domestic violence.

Advocate: A person who has undergone the required domestic violence and sexual violence training in advocacy, crisis intervention, and related areas and who provides services to survivors through a domestic violence and sexual violence program.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work cooperatively with the Friends Against Family Violence employees to meet the goals of the program.
  • 24-hour crisis intervention services for domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
  • Advocacy support with a primary focus of safety and empowerment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Help clients write individualized plans that outline measurable goals and outline steps and services to reinforce the safety and stability of the survivor being served.
  • Assistance in completing paperwork for protective orders and civil stalking injunctions.
  • Community resource information
  • Education regarding cycles of violence
  • Help to create a safety plan
  • Information of victim’s rights
  • Data entry of intake information, process notes, and other data as needed. Ensure documentation in client records is appropriate, accurate, timely and in accordance with agency policies and grant funding requirements.
  • Provide services to clients including but not limited to: Crisis intervention and referrals for callers on the crisis line and in the community. Intake and eligibility evaluations to determine client’s needs and appropriateness for services.
  • Interact with clients in the community areas of the shelter and role model appropriate social skills, conflict resolution, parenting and other skills of daily living.
  • Collaborate with and refer to other community agencies.
  • Act as liaison between client and community partners as needed
  • Support and education regarding domestic violence issues
  • Perform additional duties as assigned in relation to the goals of the program.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or a related field such as Social Work, Family Sciences, etc. and/or a combination of relevant education and employment required.
  • Prior work experience in the human services setting
  • Minimum of one year experience in providing direct services to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
  • Excellent communication skills; cultural competence and the ability to interact with diverse populations. Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Organizational skills to manage a variety of diversified tasks in a timely manner.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism with sound judgment.
  • Ability to work well in a team or independent environment, with flexible hours.
  • Ability to provide active listening, encouragement and empowerment to clients while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries and adhering to agency and professional codes of ethics.
  • Ability to accept, understand and relate sensitively to people of varied socio-economic, racial, cultural, gender preference, sexual and experiential backgrounds.
  • Ability to operate computer and other office machinery.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that demonstrate genuine concern and respect toward clients and other staff.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs. and be able to walk up stairways for organization of donation storage and accessing client living quarters.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check as well as drug screen.

Work Remotely:  No

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $36,400 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekend availability

Education: Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience: Advocacy: 1 year (Required)

Language: Spanish (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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