Co-Located (East County) Community Domestic Violence Advocate
Scope of Duties
The Community Advocacy Program provides a wide range of services including assistance in obtaining a protective order, courtroom advocacy, safety planning, outreach, information and referral and short- term case management. The Co-Located East County Advocate will be stationed at local Police departments as well as with other community partners within Washington County.
- Maintain an active knowledge of the protective orders.
- Conduct risk assessment and provide detailed safety planning to increase chances of seeking and using domestic violence services.
- Foster decreased anxiety about police involvement and increase understanding of crime victims’ rights.
- Refer clients to other DVRC services and community resources.
- Record, organize and submit monthly program statistics.
- Review incoming police reports, assess risk, call listed victims in reports to offer and provide services and referrals.
- Adhere to the programs and agencies policies and procedures.
- Provide educational outreach regarding domestic violence and DVRC community advocacy to community agencies, groups and individuals.
- Maintain a positive professional relationship with Police Department and community partner staff, and seek opportunities to serve as a resource for these important partners.
- Attend and participate in relevant community meetings and committees.
- Assist clients in applying for the Address Confidentiality Program.
- Provide relevant training for new staff and volunteers working in the Community Advocacy Program.
- Other duties as assigned.
This job description is subject to changes as program development occurs, this position will require flexibility in time as well as job description.
How to apply
Email your current resume with a cover letter to Human Resources at [email protected]. You will be notified that your materials were received. No phone calls please.