Outreach Child Advocate - Vermilion Parish

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $20,000
Maximum: $30,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


General Function:  To provide direct services to child victims of domestic violence through counseling, advocacy and referral services.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Maintain the office and its supplies, furniture and fixtures.
  •  Assist with the children’s program: schedules, rules and policies.
  • Work directly with the children, either in groups as scheduled or individually: oversee play, read, show videos, lead group activities, etc.
  • Meet with each mother to complete an intake, discuss any problems, and assist with appropriate parenting techniques.
  • Meet with each child to complete an intake, physical and social assessment, and safety plan.
  • Observe all health and safety measures necessary for the children’s well-being.
  • Inform the Children’s Program Manager and other staff of any problems or situations with the children which merit attention and participate in the resolution.
  • Plan, implement and facilitate activities for the children to participate in, including playgroup.

 Maintain order in the playroom.

·         Include and encourage child/adult participation with individuals who work with the children in the playroom setting: volunteers, interns, Foster Grandmothers.

  •  Enforce the non-violence policy of the program among the children and between children and their parents. Report to the Children’s Program Manager incidents that require reporting to Child Protection.
  •  Be prepared to lift and carry small children.
  •  Be available for public speaking engagements when requested.
  •  Be involved in program advocacy and networking for social change.
  •   Assist parents with school enrollment, transfer records, prepare packets of

school supplies and provide school uniforms.

  •  Be willing to be on-call some evenings and weekends.
  • Facilitate weekly evening support groups.
  • Document program activities on a daily basis. Complete written narratives and reports for appropriate grants.
  • Assist Children’s Director with parties, field trips, special events and outings.
  • Document services provided to survivors and children in database.
  • Document presentations, networking meetings, and media presentations in database.
  •  Be willing to fulfill any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or Executive Director.
  • Follow all policies as outlined in the Policy & Procedure Manual, the Shelter Policy

Manual, DCFS Quality Assurance Standards, Code of Ethics, state and federal regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:   Four year degree or 2 years experience in a related field


Medical and dental with a vision option after 60 days employment.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply


Send resume and cover letter to sara@faithhouseacadiana.com. We are not taking phone calls regarding this position.