Victim Advocate
General Dynamics - IT - Fort Rucker, AL

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As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 24,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. General Dynamics Information Technology is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

***THIS POSITION IS NOT CURRENTLY FUNDED AND IS TIED TO A PENDING GDIT PROGRAM AWARD***

Victim Advocates must possess the professionalism and understanding necessary to develop trusting relationships with the victims we support, and are able to do so with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds. They will screen victims, evaluate their needs, and provide them with information on domestic violence prevention, safe and confidential ways to seek assistance and the resources and services available. Assist victims in obtaining medical treatment for injuries; shelter; information on legal rights; and community resources available through the Army and local community. Aid with education; transportation; support before, during and after trial; and follow-up assistance. Refer victims to other needed services, as necessary. Screens victims of sexual assault, evaluates their needs, and provides them with information on sexual assault prevention, safe and confidential ways to seek assistance, their rights as Army personnel, and the resources and services available. Coordinate with case managers in developing appropriate plan of assistance and intervention which provides for the safety of the victim and their families.

1. Ensures that the emotional, social and safety needs of their clients and/or the clients' family are met and maintained on an individual basis in accordance with policies and procedures and current federal, state and local laws, standards, guidelines, and regulations.

2. Provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the implications and complexities of domestic violence.

3. Collaborate with the Family Advocacy Program (FAP), the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program Manager (FAPM), law enforcement, legal and medical facilities, and the command to assure safety plans are coordinated.

1. Requires BS/BA degree.

2. Preferred, a Bachelor's Degree in one of the following areas of study: social/work; psychology; marriage, family, and child counseling; counseling or behavioral science; education; community health or public health.

1. Requires 0-2 years experience. Preferred two years of experience working with victims of domestic abuse and/or sexual assault.

2. Preferred, one year of experience in working with a military Family Support Center; civilian social service agency, or experience as a military Family member.

1. Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

2. Strong organizational skills, strong analytical and communication skills. Able to work collaboratively with other organizations is required.

3. MS Office Proficiency desired.

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