Outreach Services Advocate
Reports to: Clinical Director
Hours: Full Time
Provide direct services to persons in the community who are identified with co-occurring issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health challenges and/or substance issues (and their family members). Services provided include crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, hospital accompaniment, law enforcement support, court support, and case management services.
- Provide crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, support and advocacy to victims and those individuals in their support systems. Provide information and referrals as needed.
- Provide case management and advocate on behalf of victims to ensure they receive services outside the agency in a timely manner.
- Provide assessment, evaluation and intervention for individual clients.
- Support sexual assault victims at hospitals and off site facilities. Support adult victims and family members during the sexual assault medical exam and evidence collection process.
- Liaison for the Department of Social Services. .
- Participate in professional collaborations for the best interest of the client as well as participate in professional collaborations for the community.
- Coordinate with all other direct service providers
- Serve as staff back-up in an On-Call capacity when needed.
- Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the agency and those it serves.
- Co-facilitate Family Violence Intervention Program classes.
- Data entry for Family Violence Intervention Program classes.
- Preparing statistical reports for grants.
Maintain the required level of supervision, education and training as required.
- Provide and receive therapeutic training
- Provide and receive training in other areas as related to domestic violence, sexual violence or child abuse
- Receive clinical supervision as professionally required.
- Ensure that all contacts with victims and all appropriate information is maintained in the computer client data system..
- Ensure that client records are maintained and that services are documented.
- Ensure that computer records of goals and goals attained information is maintained.
Minimum Job Qualifications/Job Standards:
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- Minimum requirements include Bachelor's Degree in counseling or related field (Social Work or Psychology)
- Possess an understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Possess an understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness and co-occur mental health and substance abuse challenges
- College degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or related field preferred
- Good listening skills and excellent communication skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and sexual violence issues and child abuse issues and a commitment to serve victims in our community
- Ability to work with people of diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
- Must be able to advocate across disciplines and foster teamwork within and among agency constituents
- Ability to maintain productivity and set priorities independently