Family Violence Prevention Advocate

Job Type

Full Time
Contract

Published

08/07/2018

Start Date

09/05/2018

Application Deadline

08/27/2018

Address

Brooklyn
NY
United States

Description

Family Violence Prevention Advocate

Provide direct services to victims/survivors of intimate partner violence via supportive counseling, crisis intervention, safety-planning, information, referral and assistance, risk assessment, and ongoing emotional support.


Responsibilities


Ø   Identify, develop and provide supportive services that meet the assessed needs of individuals and their families who are experiencing Domestic Violence.

Ø   Provide crisis intervention, referrals and advocacy

Ø   Develop safety plan as part of the intake process

Ø   Develop effective relationships with individuals and their families

Ø   Liaise effectively with other professionals

Ø   Maintain accurate records; copies of client documentation of work undertaken on database and keep files up to date

Ø   Provide case management  and follow up

Ø   Work in an integrated way with other service providers to meet the needs of the individuals and families.

Ø   Conduct community outreach, provide domestic violence education for various schools and professionals

Ø   Will report directly to the Executive Director

Ø   Partakes in any other area of responsibility in relation to this role as requested by the Executive Director

Ø   Protect confidentiality of families at all times.

Ø   Makes sure that proper reports and documentation are completed 


Level of Language Proficiency

Skills

·        Ability to be empathetic, non-judgmental and relate to individuals and groups

·        Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence

·        Excellent written and verbal skills

·        Effective communication and organizational skills

·        Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.


Qualifications:

·        Bachelor’s Degree in sociology, social work, counseling, or human services related field

·        Knowledge of domestic violence issues and experience in counseling and case management

·        Must be able to work flexible schedule

·         Ability to work independently and take initiative

·        Must be able to work with people of diverse faiths  and cultures

·        Bi-lingual English/Spanish -Required and or English/Arabic

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Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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