Domestic Violence Legal Advocate

Employer: Center for Women & Families

Job Description

OVERVIEW: The DV Legal Advocate is responsible for providing case management to victims of domestic violence and their children or families; groups, individual counseling; local and agency advocacy; and referrals to assist clients towards the goal of self-sufficiency in Jefferson, Bullitt, Spencer, Shelby, Oldham, Henry, and Trimble counties in Kentucky.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide community, school education, and training. Provide collaboration/liaison between agency, clients and community. Provide support to volunteers and maintain link to Volunteer Manager.
  • Provide case management/counseling/ support services to victims of domestic violence. Facilitate support groups for non-residential clients. Provide crisis intervention by phone. Attend DVO hearing/criminal court hearings with victims.
  • Conduct client intake and walk-in counseling. Provide follow-up services to ongoing clients.
  • Maintain statistics, reports and administrative tasks in timely fashion. Comply with State reporting of abuse and neglect.
  • Attend staff meetings, agency meetings, case reviews and assigned community meetings; assist in trainings as assigned; participate in on-call rotation as scheduled. Successfully complete KDVA Level I Certification within first year of CWF employment and maintain certification for duration of employment with CWF, as appropriate.

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.

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:

Apply here.