The Crisis and Support Services Advocate provides advocacy and support to survivors and staff as assigned. Work as an integral part of a Womenspace team to provide survivors of intimate partner violence with advocacy-based support; safety planning, peer counseling, information and referral. Network with other agencies and organizations. Work with community members seeking our services. Collaborate with community agencies and businesses.
Assist team with the coordination and completion of all duties including reporting requirements. Provide support, advocacy, safety planning, community referrals, and domestic violence/intimate partner violence education including the effects on children in person and by phone to survivors in Lane County. Provide resource information and referral to address the survivor’s needs. Provide educational information and outreach in the form of networking with local individuals and organizations. Attend community education training and community events. Provide informative community presentations about intimate partner violence and Womenspace services. Work closely with community partners to identify needs specific to rural populations. Ensure that local businesses and service organizations have current materials regarding Womenspace services in English and in Spanish. Ensure consistent, trauma-informed, inclusive, and high-quality service for all survivors. Provide a wide variety of advocacy strategies and engagements (safety planning, community referrals, providing resources, calling on behalf, support, system navigation, advocacy) to survivors. Coordinate with Womenspace program staff for additional support and services. Provide or arrange transportation for survivors. Represent the values of Womenspace to program participants and community partners. Attend meetings and trainings as assigned. Complete all data collection, including documentation of all services, such as intakes, crisis response, release of information and follow-up forms. Provide crisis-line coverage as needed.