Family Advocate - DVDVSAS

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



185 Washington Street
United States


Wynona's House is the designated Child Advocacy Center for Essex County, NJ. The Family Advocate DVDVSAS (Domestic Violence/Dating Violence/Sexual Assault/Stalking) is responsible for providing support for the non-offending caregivers in cases of alleged child sexual abuse so that the caregiver can act responsibly to protect and support the alleged child victim, with a focus on family members who are victims or at increased risk of Domestic Violence, Dating/Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking and other victimizations. The Family Advocate helps the non-offending caregiver to access services the family may need. In addition, the Family Advocate is to encourage the non-offending caregiver to participate in the investigation, prosecution, treatment and support services.

A working knowledge of parent-child interaction and child development materials, and the dynamics of child sexual abuse and neglect, and the ability to apply this information in working with clients; working knowledge of community resources and the ability to use the appropriate resources to meet the families needs. Family Advocate must have organizational skills to manage workload and related responsibilities. Have the ability to operate a computer and work effectively with employees from other agencies and members of community groups. Good observational skills to identify dysfunction and communication and problem solving skills to effectively work with families.  

This is a Grant Funded Position: Temporary (11 months) Full-Time with potential to become permanent. Anticipated end date June 30, 2019. 

Level of Language Proficiency

This is a front line staff position which requires a willingness to work with families in crisis. The ideal candidate will have educational training and/or life experiences which would prepare them to relate to families in crisis. BA in Child and Family Studies, Child Advocacy or related degree required. 

Multi-lingual, Spanish and English, with Portuguese, Haitian and Creole preferred.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to highlighting why you are interested in working with children and families who are victims or at increased risks of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking and other victimizations due to suspected child abuse and/or neglect.