Organization: CLUES | Location: St. Paul/Minneapolis
Activity Area: | Job Type: Advocate | Salary: DOQ
Closing Date: 04/24/2020
Apply online by submitting resume, cover letter, and salary requirements: http://www.clues.org/wp_english/workatclues/
Contact HR with questions at 651-379-4266 or email@example.com
-Provide domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy at the individual and system level in English and Spanish.
-Conduct safety planning, assessment of immediate needs and assist Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault survivors with determining next steps to ensure safety following the incident.
-Assist survivors of crime when requested by law enforcement at crime scenes, hospitals or other safe locations. Accompany survivors to court when appropriate.
-Provide survivors with support, referrals, linkages, and information related to community resources, crime victim’s rights, crime victim compensation information and applications, and orders for protection as appropriate.
-Recruit participants for and facilitate support groups for survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Coordinate logistics for support groups including but not limited to location, food, participant transportation, and childcare room volunteers (approved through CLUES Volunteer Services) as assigned.
-Provide crisis intervention 24/7 for survivors of sexual assault and answer hotline when on-call.
-Drive and transport clients in personal motor vehicle when appropriate while maintaining all necessary safety precautions (wearing seatbelts, observing traffic laws, using properly installed car seats for small children, etc.).
-Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and necessary paperwork, including case noting/case history records, documentation of services and referral provided, and other reporting as assigned.
-Collect data and provide reporting on program as assigned. Prepare statistical and written reports as required by department and funding sources in a timely manner (e.g., monthly, quarterly & yearly).
-Provide outreach and education to social services providers and general community about Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
-Collaborate with supervisor and team in policy and systems change efforts to raise community awareness regarding sexual violence in the community. Assist in developing and organizing annual sexual and domestic violence prevention and awareness campaign.
-Participate in community meetings, forums, trainings and collaborations as required.
=Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, agency policies and other applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards.
-Complete required trainings, including sexual assault 40 hour training.
-Carry out other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience & Key Abilities
-Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field required.
-Experience providing crisis intervention and survivor advocacy preferred.
-Experience working with children and families preferred.
-Bilingual in Spanish & English with cultural sensitivity and awareness required. Bi-cultural individuals strongly encouraged to apply.
-Ability to maintain accurate and complete files and data collection documentation required.
-Ability to have flexible work schedule required, may include some evening hours and/or weekends.
-Ability to work as a team member and independently to achieve program goals
-Understanding of HIPAA, confidentiality and professional boundaries, and ability to incorporate into daily job performance required.
-Comfortable working with people from a diverse range of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds required.
-Working knowledge of resources in the community required.
-Position requires driving and transporting clients at times in personal vehicle. Therefore, having and maintaining access to a motor vehicle, valid driver’s license, proof of automotive insurance, and a good driving record and driving history is required.
*Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
-Effective communication in English and Spanish, both verbally and in writing, required.
-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written materials, including reports, contracts, and proposals.
-Ability to effectively present ideas and information in an organized and effective manner, including writing reports.
-Ability to maintain accurate documentation and respond appropriately to questions from clients, co-workers, management and external parties.
-Must have a reliable motor vehicle for independent transportation, valid driver’s license, proof of automotive insurance, and maintain a good driving record. Must submit to and pass annual recertification of compliance with CLUES Automobile and Transportation Policy and driving record check.
-Proficient working knowledge of email software, the Internet, databases, and common Windows-based programs, including Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
-Must be willing to attend training to advance technical skills and maintain appropriate skill levels to perform job duties.