This is a job listing for Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County
About the Position
Full-time position (37.5 hours/week), Exempt
Competitive Salary range based on experience with excellent benefits.
The purpose of the DVS Medical Advocate position is to build, enhance, and strengthen DVS’ relationships and collaborations with medical and behavioral health providers to improve the overall experiences of domestic violence survivors in the health care system, ensuring they are supported and connected to the resources they need.
- Establish and develop relationships with healthcare providers to improve the healthcare response to domestic violence.
- Establish a seat at the table at current health-related community collaborations and work groups.
- Determine through community assessment the needs of both the healthcare community and domestic violence survivors engaging with it – to focus the project’s outreach, advocacy, training, and services delivery efforts.
TRAINING & CAPACITY-BUILDING
- Identify and/or develop training and outreach programs and tools that will raise awareness and build the capacity of healthcare providers to identify and respond to domestic violence survivors and facilitate referrals to DVS and other services. Conduct trainings.
- Build the capacity of DVS team members to respond to the healthcare and behavioral health needs of clients/survivors, with training and facilitation of referrals and resources.
HEALTH FAIRS & OUTREACH
- Identify COVID-19 mitigation strategies; partner with providers on health fairs that include testing, vaccination clinics, and referrals to care. Participate in overall DVS community outreach efforts as appropriate.
- Work with providers to administer a client assistance fund to help meet the basic healthcare access-related needs of domestic violence survivors in Lancaster county.
- Invite providers on site for basic health screenings, COVID and other vaccines, and educational/informational sessions for DV survivors.
The successful candidate will have:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a healthcare-related field preferred, including public health, nursing, community health, and/or the equivalent education and experience within the sector. Domestic violence medical advocate experience will be considered.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual skills are a plus.
- Training/education experience strongly desired – and/or a high comfort level at presenting to training audiences.
- Social justice mindset. Strong desire to participate in and promote a trauma-informed, empowering culture that celebrates diversity.
Statement of Commitment to Accountability
Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County is committed to provide and maintain a culture of accountability at every site, every day, and in every word, action, and program delivered by each employee.
Equal Employment Opportunity
CAP provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship, veteran status, or genetic information.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Applicants, as well as employees who are or become disabled, must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The agency shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.
Qualified candidates may submit a resume and cover letter/email to:
Christine Gilfillan, DVS Director
Angela Keen, Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
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