Now Hiring Advocate

This is a job listing for Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County

The Advocate is responsible for providing support to individuals and families victimized by domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes. Additionally, this position provides education and technical assistance to medical, school and allied professionals, as well as community members, regarding the rights, needs and unique circumstances of crime victims and their family members. General duties include crisis intervention, legal advocacy and accompaniment, medical accompaniment, individual advocacy, transportation, safety planning, case management, referral to/collaboration with other community resource, systems advocacy, prevention and educational services. Advocates are responsible for the maintenance of all client files including case note documentation and data entry into a data management system.

Core Responsibilities

Day-to-Day Activities

Work Experience/Educational Requirements

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in criminal justice, education, counseling, social work or related field from four-year college or university; or Associate’s Degree plus four years of experience working with domestic violence/sexual assault victims and/or other at risk families.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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