Community Advocate – Focus on Legal

Employer: Center for Women & Families

Job Description

OVERVIEW: The Community Advocate – Legal is responsible for providing individuals and families who have experienced sexual violence and/or intimate partner violence, support by providing assistance navigating the legal system and filing an emergency protective order, accompaniment to court, safety planning, empathetic response to their needs and connection to other community resources.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Services:

  • Offer support to clients with filling out and filing Emergency Protective Orders
  • Maintain a strong advocate presence at EPO court weekly in Floyd and Clark county
  • Conduct assessments, intakes and offer follow-up services
  • Partner with clients to establish safety plans, strengths and needs, create a case plan, coordinate transportation, accompaniment to appointments and offer referrals and resources
  • Facilitate support and psychoeducational groups
  • Establish and nurture partnerships with other community service providers, law enforcement, judges, attorney’s and other courthouse personnel
  • Assist in facilitating professional training to law enforcement and other providers within the legal system
  • Coordinate interactions and activities that contribute to safe, stable, nurturing environments

Training:

  • Provide ongoing training and support to staff still new to the agency
  • Provide program orientation to SAFE nurses, volunteers and interns
  • Participate in peer to peer shadowing with co-workers

Documentation:

  • Maintain daily written, verbal and electronic communication
  • Record client and community partner interactions in appropriate databases

Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Benefits: CWF offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit plan including a 401k plan with company match, CWF paid Life and Short Term Disability Insurance, company supplemented medical insurance, and additional company sponsored benefits including Dental., Vision, FSA, HSA, Voluntary Life and Long Term Disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Center for Women and Families is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is our policy to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other legally protected status

Salary Range: < $35,000

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field may be substituted for a degree.

Competencies:

•      Active listening skills

•      De-escalation skills

•      Self-starter

•      Developed sense of empathy

•      Excels in working with youth

•      Ability to remain calm during challenges

•      Organizational skills

•      Critical thinking skills

•      Ability to identify problems and offer creative solutions

•      Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Other:   

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a driving record that meets CWF automobile insurance requirements.
  • Fluency in languages other than English are a plus.

How to Apply:

Please apply directly to The Center for Women and Families by going to our website (thecenteronline.org > About > Employment > Now Hiring) at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=EB6442DCF4D64989C0ACC14C9409E441&jpt=