Details: Stipend of $75 per shift for weekday overnight (5pm-9am); $125 per shift for weekends/holiday (9am-9am). Additional hourly wage earned for all time spent responding to calls.
470 27th Street
Family Violence Law Center
Mobile Response Team (MRT) Advocate
Family Violence Law Center (FVLC) helps diverse communities in Alameda County heal from domestic violence and sexual assault, advocating for justice and healthy relationships. We provide survivor-centered legal and crisis intervention services, offer prevention education for youth and other community members, and engage in policy work to create systemic change.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Crisis Services Coordinator, the MRT Advocate provides emergency crisis intervention to survivors of domestic violence and their children. This includes on-site crisis counseling, safety planning, option assessment and referral to other agencies and service providers. The MRT Advocate works closely with law enforcement, emergency medical teams, medical sites, and community-based agencies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
- Answer agency crisis line off-site after business hours, overnight, on weekends, and holidays.
- Respond in-person to advocacy calls from law enforcement, emergency medical teams, and other partner agencies.
- Provide immediate crisis intervention and safety planning for families in domestic violence situations.
- Provide resources and referrals to services within the community.
- Provide advocate services including survivor safety relocation and shelter location assistance.
- Provide advocacy within the criminal justice system by working closely with law enforcement.
- Participate in mandatory bi-monthly team meetings.
- Must have California Domestic Violence Counselor Certification (40-hr+ training in DV field)
- Must live in Alameda County with the ability to respond to an on-site advocacy call within 15-20 minutes.
- Valid California driver’s license and insured vehicle.
- Course work in social work, psychology, or a related field OR at least two years related experience.
- Ability to relate well with people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
- Ability to work independently and with a team.
- Previous experience in crisis intervention.
- Previous experience in answering a crisis line.
- Previous experience working with police departments, and/or understanding of the criminal justice system.
- Bilingual in Spanish, Cantonese or Vietnamese.
CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt, part-time on-call, 2-6 shifts per month.
TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “MRT Advocate” in subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Family Violence Law Center (FVLC) is working to end domestic violence in Alameda County. Our holistic approach integrates comprehensive protection and prevention services for abuse survivors with efforts to address and change barriers for survivors within the legal, health, education, and criminal justice systems. As one of California’s oldest agencies serving abuse survivors, FVLC is recognized as a leader in the community in delivering exceptional services and advocating for long-term social change for survivors.
NON-DISCRIMINATION: Family Violence Law Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or intersex are particularly urged to apply. FVLC maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by statute.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; drive; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions except when such accommodation would cause Family Violence Law Center an undue hardship
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment includes settings of the client’s home, educational institutions, community places, and office environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions except when such accommodation would cause Family Violence Law Center an undue hardship.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Send in your resume and cover letter with "Mobile Response Team Advocate" in the subject heading.