Micah’s Place – Domestic Violence Advocate – Outreach

Posted Apr 29, 2021 Yulee, Florida

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Expires May 31, 2021

Description

Micah’s Place is looking for the right candidates to staff our growing organization. We are seeking individuals with compassion, strong interpersonal skills, empathy, self-motivation, and willingness to work as a team in our Outreach Program. Monday – Friday with the flexibility to work 8-hour shifts between 8 am – 6 pm depending on services that week.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Conduct interviews and crisis intervention with domestic violence survivors in order to determine their needs and explore safe options. Assess lethality and conduct safety planning on a case-by-case basis for each domestic violence survivor who seeks help. Assist domestic violence survivors in the injunction process (assist with forms, help to file, and attend court hearings). Coordinate referrals for legal assistance or resources according to the needs and goals of each survivor. Works in coordination with the Economic Justice Advocate to secure housing and obtain gainful employment. Maintain all forms and complete data entry pertaining to domestic violence survivors in accurate and complete files. Complete all applicable forms for a daily contact with domestic violence survivors and personal training to work with the victims in a more effective and efficient way. These would include, but are not limited to, monthly statistical reports and forms, complete case histories, and training summaries quarterly. Participate in on-call time, assisting with support group, and backing up other team members as needed. Secondary Functions: Attend community awareness, education, meetings, and trainings as pertaining to the outreach department. Work cooperatively with the agencies in all counties to provide services to survivors of domestic violence.

Qualifications

Minimum of two years of experience in social service program and/or agency administration desired. Experience working with domestic violence survivors or in a crisis setting preferred. Must pass a DCF Level 2 background check or qualify for a Level 2 Background exemption. Individuals must be energetic, independent, and self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure in addition to the following: Knowledge of the court systems Knowledge of laws pertaining to domestic violence Understanding and promotion of non-violent issues and be sensitive to the issue of domestic violence Must be cooperative, diplomatic, and relate well to all types of people Must be organized and able to manage multiple priorities Must be able to work without direct supervision Effective verbal and written communication skills Must have sufficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite Must have an ability to maintain effective interactions with survivors and their children. Good presentation skills This Agency is an equal opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.

Education and Experience

Prefer high school diploma or GED equivalent. Professional training or experience may be substituted for education at the discretion and approval of the Executive Director. Completion of Core Competency Training for Domestic Violence Advocates to be completed as immediately as scheduling allows. Please submit resumes and cover letter with salary requirements by email. No phone calls please.

Salary/Salary Range

$35,00 - $37,000

Company/Organization

Micah's Place

http://www.micahsplace.org

Contact

Heather Jones | Email